B.S. Business Administration
Co-President of Northeast Asia and Australasia Region
MasterCard Worldwide
Beijing, People’s Republic of China

8-12-201510-32-27_AM_ling_hai_bio_photo_299_150pxHai Ling serves as Co-President of MasterCard’s Asia/Pacific Region, overseeing NorthEast Asia and Australasia (NEAA). The creation of this region recognizes the growing importance of Asia/Pacific as a whole as it houses two of the region’s biggest markets, China and India, and reflects a more focused approach by MasterCard for these diverse markets. Prior to assuming this role, Ling served as Group Executive of Enterprise Development, International Markets for MasterCard. He joined MasterCard in 2010 as Division President of Greater China and has over 22 years’ industry experience, including in financial services and consulting, across a number of markets.

I owe my success to the fairness and openness of the U.S. society entity — but my journey really started with The College of Saint Rose.

After earning his MBA from the University of Chicago, Ling launched a management consulting career at Booz & Co., helping senior executives in both North America and China launch and market products, enter markets and fine-tune their organizations. This prepared him for a larger corporate role as he became a senior executive at MBNA and then Bank of America. A chance encounter at a meeting led to the recruiting effort by MasterCard Worldwide that landed him the top job with the company’s Greater China operation in January 2010.

Ling has commented, “China is my birthplace, but the U.S. is now my home country. I am glad that I am able to contribute to the success of a U.S. company while doing so in China, I owe my success to the fairness and openness of the U.S. society entity — but my journey really started with The College of Saint Rose.”