Saturday 7 December, 2019

Dalton Fowles appointed Mastercard's Country Manager for Jamaica, T&T

As country manager, Fowles will lead a team tasked with identifying business opportunities and driving and delivering revenue and profitability for Mastercard and its customers in Jamaica and Trinidad.

As country manager, Fowles will lead a team tasked with identifying business opportunities and driving and delivering revenue and profitability for Mastercard and its customers in Jamaica and Trinidad.

Building on its commitment to promote greater agility and efficiency in the Caribbean, leading technology company Mastercard has announced the appointment of Dalton Fowles as the Country Manager for Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago effective July 22.  Dalton will be based in Kingston.

In the coming months, Mastercard will establish a local office in Jamaica, building a local team that will report to him. The objective of this new corporate approach is to achieve greater proximity to the market and allow Mastercard to streamline its operations, generating more efficiency in its response capacity and attention to its market partners.

As country manager, Fowles will lead a team tasked with identifying business opportunities and driving and delivering revenue and profitability for Mastercard and its customers in Jamaica and Trinidad. He will also serve as Mastercard's representative to the government and regulatory bodies.

"The opening of the Jamaica office is a pivotal demonstration of Mastercard's commitment to the country and the region," stated Fowles. "I am excited at the opportunity to aid our partners, government and regulators achieve financial and digital inclusion on the islands. Our underlying goal is to expand payment acceptance through a more efficient payment infrastructure and reduce the reliance on cash which generates direct and indirect costs to the economy".

Fowles, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, is an experienced professional with expertise in banking and telecommunications. Before joining Mastercard, he spent many years in banking, specializing in Payments, Digital Infrastructure Deployments, Digital Wallets, Mobile & Online banking and other Digital Self Service channels. He has also held multiple IT infrastructure roles in the telecommunications industry, specializing in IT Operations and Telecoms Billing Systems.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computing & Management from the University of Technology and an MBA in International Management from Royal Holloway, University of London; will report directly to Marcello Tangioni, Mastercard's Caribbean Division President.

"Mastercard is steadily and strategically expanding its footprint in the Caribbean," stated Tangioni. "Since the beginning of the year we have appointed three country managers within the region:  Gabriel Pascual in the Dominican Republic, Jose Vargas in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and we are excited with the impending growth in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago under the leadership of Dalton Fowles."

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