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Company: Mastercard
Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Career Level: Director
Industries: Banking, Insurance, Financial Services


Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results. 

Job Title

Director, Public Policy, LAC Brazil DivisionPosition: Director, Public Policy, Brazil Division
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reports To: Vicepresident, LAC Public Policy, Miami


Lead the positioning of Mastercard views and its role as a technology company, with policymakers in the LAC Brazil Division, which includes design and implementation of action plans to enhance relationships among MasterCard executives and policymakers. Develop opportunities and mitigate threats in key policy areas, building alliances amongst external stakeholders.


• Develop and implement public policy-related strategic plans for key issues, taking into account the competitive environment, key customers, new technologies, business models and global perspectives so as to protect and build corporate reputation while enhancing opportunities and mitigating threats.

• Interpret and influence the policy environment relevant for the company, navigating the key political, regulatory, economic developments in the financial services sector generally, but focusing specifically on payments-related developments.

• Assist in development and execution of MasterCard executives' outreach to policymakers, ensuring that external government relations are adequately managed. Represent the company before legislative bodies, regulatory agencies, in close coordination with Legal and Regulatory Areas. To do so, identify and ensure current awareness of key external constituencies, including Governmental & Non-Governmental Organizations and key opinion leaders that may have a positive/negative impact on our business.

• Work closely with outside consultants responsible for helping develop the strategy and supporting the execution of the strategy.

• Partner with key constituents (internal/external) to determine the most appropriate direction for building relationships and avoiding adverse legislative or public policy action. Identify potential threats and opportunities; seek to build alliances and coalitions with customers and other interested third parties, where appropriate.

• Align public policy related goals and activities with business objectives, working closely with the management in each market and regional/global verticals.

• Manage multidimensional projects across business units/region, successfully navigating throughout the organization to partner effectively with individuals from other departments and deliver results.

• The position will be accountable for identifying, convening and leading internal work groups to evaluate implementation of complicated requirements of new public policies and legislation and/or to analyze pending proposals and associated business and logistical implications; as well as provide updates and communications on prospective and pending public policy and legislative proposals and policy issues, and the surrounding political landscape to the global public policy team, region counsel, senior management and country managers.

• Keep apprised of developments with respect to any proceedings or quasi proceedings with policymakers, in coordination with Legal and Regulatory Department.

• Frequent travel is required to meet with policymakers, business people and customers.

Experience/skills required:

Expected 10+ years working in public policy, legislative or government affairs position in a public policy, corporate, association or governmental context (preferably in payments industry or financial services sector).

Possess good judgment, a creative approach to problem-solving and the ability to function as a team player. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, be a team player, and show appreciation of diverse cultural methods of working and doing business. Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish, and the ability to work well with business partners across the Division, the United States and with colleagues in other LAC Divisions and regions.

Demonstrate a proactive, time-sensitive, results driven approach in carrying out all duties, obligations, and responsibilities. Thorough, meticulous and attentive to detail but nevertheless able to prioritize, focus on the important rather than just urgent matters and get the job done. Must be able to contribute and operate effectively within a diverse multicultural organization.

Knowledge of public policy matters, legislative and regulatory processes, including rulemaking processes

Corporate Security Responsibility
All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard's security policies and practices;
  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;
  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and
  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard's guidelines.

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