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Mastercard appoints Folasade Femi-Lawal as country manager

Folasade Femi-Lawal

Mastercard has appointed Folasade Femi-Lawal as its new Country Manager and Area Business Head for West Africa.

As Country Manager, Femi-Lawal will be responsible for driving the company’s strategic vision, innovation, and growth in West Africa.

In a statement, the firm stated that its new country manager has over 25 years of experience spanning financial services, management consulting, telecommunications, and business advisory services.

“We warmly welcome Folasade to the Mastercard family. With extensive experience in the digital payments ecosystem, she brings valuable assets to our West Africa operations. Her arrival comes at a pivotal moment in Nigeria’s shift toward a cashless society through digital innovation. Folasade will collaborate closely with public and private sector partners to advance this transformation,“ Mark Elliott, division President for Sub-Saharan Africa at Mastercard, said.

The firm also noted that Femi-Lawal will help drive its strategic initiatives, strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders, and advance its mission of building a more connected and inclusive digital economy in West Africa.

Commenting on the appointment, Femi-Lawal said, “I am honored to assume the role of Country Manager, West Africa, at Mastercard. Excited to collaborate with the exceptional Mastercard teams, customers, and partners, I aim to contribute to shaping the future of payments, driving digital transformation, and supporting the Nigerian government’s agenda for a robust, inclusive, and secure digital economy. Eager to enhance our presence and deliver unparalleled value.”