MasterCard apoints Ari Sarker as India head

Ari SarkerMasterCard Worldwide today said it had appointmed Ari Sarker as country head, India, to bolster the India leadership team as well as division president, South Asia.

Sarker succeeds TV Seshadri who is moving from India to Singapore as group executive, global products and solutions for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), where he will assume responsibilities for developing, driving and implementing product strategies and solutions for MasterCard to maximise the APMEA region's revenue growth. 

Sarker, who moves from Singapore to India, joined MasterCard in December 2010 and has been responsible for the growth of network processing under global products and solutions for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Prior to joining MasterCard, Sarker spent over 12 years with GE in a variety of senior roles in accounting, audit, corporate finance, and private equity across several key markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining MasterCard, he led the GE Private Equity business in India.

Seshadri has held several management roles within MasterCard over the last 15 years in Singapore and India. In his most recent role as division president, South Asia, Seshadri successfully spearheaded several innovative card programs and introduced new payment solutions in India.