GLOBAL MENTORSHIP COUNCIL

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MENTORSHIP FOR A MODERN AGE.

We are proud of the overwhelmingly positive feedback for our global initiative. But good can be the enemy of great, and that’s why we’re responding to the one consistent message that keeps coming up: the need for a facilitated mentoring program to help women build their careers in the payments and fintech industry.

 That’s why we’ve created the Global Mentorship Council, a group of passionate female leaders from around the world. Together, these talented and accomplished women from within our industry guide and shape the Women in Payments Global Mentorship Program.

We believe mentorship is crucial so that more women advance in a still male-dominated payments and fintech industry by:

  • Highlighting new opportunities for personal and career growth 
  • Building up confidence in decision-making
  • Navigating challenging professional situations
  • Creating an ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship where mentees are supported and championed towards their goals, and mentors stay on top of technology advancements, fresh cultural insights and drivers and preferences of a new generation

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OUR GLOBAL MENTORSHIP COUNCIL

MARIANNE BREGENZER

MARIANNE BREGENZER

Senior VP, Regional Manager Switzerland & Austria, Country Director Switzerland

Nets Switzerland AG, a Nexi Group Company

MARIANNE BREGENZER

Marianne is the SVP Regional Manager Switzerland & Austria, Country Director Switzerland at Nets. In her current role, she oversees all activities related to merchant acquiring and payment solutions, including the strategic setting and the leadership of both entities. She is currently a member of the Diversity & inclusion Board of Nets, is a native French-(Swiss) German speaker and fluent in English.

MARIANNE BREGENZER

JEANNETTE BUGG

Managing Director, Product Executive CashPro Platform – Global Transaction Services

Bank of America

JEANNETTE BUGG

Jeannette is a senior leader with Bank of America’s Global Transaction Services (GTS) division. Specifically, Jeannette oversees the development, deployment, and ongoing strategy for complex integrated products behind CashPro – Bank of America’s flagship digital platform for businesses.
With over 25 years in the payments industry, Jeannette has a wide range of expertise serving financial clients in roles that span product development, product marketing, risk management, and digital strategy.
CYRIELLE CHIRON

CYRIELLE CHIRON

SVP, Strategy and Corporate Performance

Peoples Group

CYRIELLE CHIRON

Cyrielle Chiron is the SVP, Strategy and Corporate Performance at Peoples Group. She leads the development and execution of the company wide strategy. Prior to Peoples Group, she was with Payments Canada as Chief Strategy Officer where she was responsible for leading the research and strategy teams. Cyrielle offers a wealth of payments, retail and commercial financial services knowledge, and has an extensive international career in research and consultancy in the financial industry. She is also a regular speaker at thought leadership events and was the host of the PayPod while working at Payments Canada. Prior to Payments Canada, she was Managing Director, North & Latin America for RFi Global and was responsible for all research programs, sales & operations across North and Latin America. Prior to RFi Global, she was with IAG as Senior Strategy Analyst and CoreData as Head of Research Asia Pacific.

Susan Nicholson

JESSICA RICHARDS

Head of Market Development, Payments

NatWest

JESSICA RICHARDS

Jessica is Head of Market Development for NatWest, where she is responsible for the core payments strategy as well as regulatory, industry and external engagement across the payments market. Her
team is the focal point for the Bank’s payments strategy and strategic insights, as well engagement across the industry where NatWest plays a leading role, processing almost 1 in 4 payments in the UK. She is part of the Bank’s Payments ExCo and also sits on a number of industry Boards on behalf of NatWest.

Sharon Toh

SHARON TOH

Head of ASEAN region, Asia Pacific

SWIFT

SHARON TOH

Sharon is Head of ASEAN region for SWIFT in Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. She leads the relationship management team in ASEAN region, supporting existing customers and expanding businesses in this fast-growing region.

With 25 years’ experience in financial services industry, Sharon has developed deep client relationships across the ASEAN region, working worked in various roles across content acquisition, marketing and client support at leading financial information providers.