Alain Cauwenberghs

SVP, New Business Development, Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard

Alain Cauwenberghs is senior vice president of New Business Development, Enterprise Partnerships, working in a division of Mastercard responsible for bringing the company’s existing assets; its global network, analytics, products and solutions to bear in areas outside of Mastercard’s traditional domain.

In his role Alain is responsible to identify new industries for Mastercard to enter as well to identify and conclude new partnerships with major player in these industries on a global basis. Alain and his team partner with market leaders, collaborating with innovative organizations to combine expertise and complementary technologies in order to bring about industry wide transformative change.

Alain has more than 25 years of widespread experience in the payments and cards industry and has held several roles of increasing importance with Mastercard, both in the financial (such as treasurer & head of business development finance) and commercial divisions (such as key account lead, head of sales Benelux and head of sales commercial cards Europe). Key achievements include a turn-around strategy for the European expansion of a large financial institution and driving Mastercard’s virtual payment solutions in the global travel industry.

Alain holds a Master of Applied Economics from KU Leuven in Belgium and a Master of Treasury Management from the Antwerp Management School (University of Antwerpen) and lives in Belgium with his wife and 2 daughters.