Eric F. Schneider

Group Head, Asia Pacific Region

Eric Schneider is group head and region lead of Mastercard Advisors in Asia Pacific. In this role, he and his team develop business with several of Mastercard's bank, merchant and other relationships across the region, as well as prospective new partners. He also formulates highly customized solutions leveraging an array of consulting, information and implementation capabilities to address the customer's most pressing challenges.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Schneider spent 13 years in different roles in Mastercard Advisors in the USA, ultimately heading business development with financial institutions and co-branded merchant partnerships.

Before joining Mastercard in 2001, Dr. Schneider worked at the consulting firm, Edgar, Dunn & Company, where he specialized in market-entry strategy, interchange analysis and activity-based cost studies within the payments industry.

In a consultative and client development capacity, Dr. Schneider has accumulated a breadth of expertise cutting across the cards business including co-branded programs, debit and small business. He has also become a multi-functional generalist, advising on business strategy, market entry, product design and development, customer acquisition, lifecycle marketing strategy and execution, operations and risk management.

Dr. Schneider earned a BA magna cum laude from Cornell and a Ph.D. from Oxford University.