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Carys Richards Vice President Talent Management at MasterCard


Carys is the Head of Talent for Mastercard in Middle-East and Africa. Based in Dubai, she leads Mastercard’s efforts in the region across talent acquisition, talent management and talent development. Carys is also responsible for executive and emerging leaders development globally for Mastercard.

Originally from the UK, Carys has worked in a range of senior HR roles across her career in financial and professional services firms covering Europe and in the last 6 years with a focus on the Middle East & Africa markets.

She has an MSc, Human Resource Management and a Postgraduate Diploma in Employment Law.

Carys is passionate about talent development, talent management and women in workplace initiatives. She currently spends most of her time in her current role thinking about how to develop the next generation of leaders for Mastercard who will be successful in this rapidly changing, technology driven world.

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