Speaker Profiles

Brian Lang

Brian Lang

CEO

Mastercard

Brian Lang is the President of Mastercard in Canada. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the company’s regional strategy and operations, with a mandate for continued growth and accelerated innovation.

Brian is focused on advancing Canada’s position as the world leader in digitally connected commerce, and strengthening Mastercard’s position as the fastest growing payments brand in Canada. He and his team are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to Mastercard’s customers and stakeholders.

During his 12 years at Mastercard, Brian has held numerous leadership positions and has extensive global experience driving revenue growth and innovative, market-leading initiatives. Most recently, he led Market Development for Mastercard in the Middle East and Africa, where he was responsible for driving acceptance, non-traditional business development, sales, strategy, interchange and pricing across 69 countries. In previous regional roles across Europe and North America, Brian advanced key programs to address customer needs and deliver unique, industry-leading solutions. Prior to joining Mastercard, he held leadership positions at CIBC, Aeroplan, Air Canada and LANG & Associates.

Brian currently serves on the board of NuData Security, a Mastercard company, Brock University, as well as Crescent School in Toronto. He is a mentor at the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), serves on the United Way of Toronto Major Individual Giving council, and is a Trustee of the Adair Trust. As a recent Chair of the Junior Achievement Africa Board, he remains involved with Junior Achievement in Canada. Brian is also a member of the Business Council of Canada and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

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