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How Mastercard Is Using Technology To Drive Up Digital Payments

Waleed Hmidan
How Mastercard Is Using Technology To Drive Up Digital Payments

Credited for leading Mastercard’s efforts to implement payment technology solutions, the company’s president for Middle East and Africa Raghu Malhotra speaks to Forbes Middle East about how he is expanding Mastercard’s influence in the region. As the Middle East transitions from being cash-based to cash less, Malhotra is planning to use technology to convert users, encouraging them to embrace digital payments.

In the Middle East, Malhotra is utilizing the governments’ and the private sector’s increased willingness to spend on technology as Mastercard ploughs forth with new innovative payment solutions that use everything from biometric to virtual reality.

Waleed is a filmmaker with a dozen short films in his filmography, some of which have been featured in film festivals and won awards. He holds a BA honors degree in Filmmaking from Middlesex university, Dubai. At Forbes Middle east, he is responsible of transforming print content into video format, filming interviews of the region’s business leaders and pioneers as well as filming events for Forbes Middle east, and editing said videos for the website and social media.

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