Masha Cilliers

Masha Cilliers

Senior professional with over 25 years experience in the Payments Industry with a focus on Digital Commerce, Fraud and Identity Management, Payment and related Regulation Compliance. With a special passion for Payment Innovation, New Payment Models such as Marketplaces and Fintechs and Growth and Expansion Strategy.

Founder and Principal Consultant of Payment Options Ltd, Associate Specialist Partner at Be Shaping the Future, Global Expansion and Partnership Advisor at Thunes as well as NED at Trust Payments and at PaySME.

Held a number of executive roles: at Datacash (MasterCard) as an executive board member heading Strategy, Innovation, Partnerships and Marketing, earlier at Global Collect (Worldline) as a VP in charge of Partnerships and Alliances and prior to that at CyberSource (Visa) as a Head of EMEA, developing European markets and widening the payment product portfolio. Five years at Microsoft driving payments in the EMEA region as well as providing strategic direction to the Management in the USA.

Earlier in the career ten years at Visa International, across variety of roles from Relationship Management to Business Development in new digital payment technologies (smart cards and 3D Secure); working with multinational banks, processors, vendors and professional forums within Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region (CEMEA).