Christophe Zehnacker

Head of Digital Payments - Western Europe, Mastercard

Head of Digital Payments, Western Europe



Christophe Zehnacker is Vice President and he is heading up Digital Payments solutions for the Western Europe Division at Mastercard Worldwide, based in Waterloo. In this position, Christophe has the overall responsibility for mobile payments and digital wallet services for browser and inApp commerce (Masterpass), contactless & mobile NFC payment solutions, as well as Mastercard payment tokenization services (MDES) from a product strategy, to go-to-market plans from inception to execution. Christophe and his team are currently deeply focused on two main areas being first the launch of Mastercard’s digital wallet solution MasterPass in a number of markets within Western Europe; the second one being the commercialization of mobile NFC & tokenization solutions enabling card issuers to distribute their own issuer payment wallets or to connect to digital giant offerings such as ApplePay, AndroidPay and SamsungPay through the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service tokenization solution. Prior to this and during a fifteen year period, Christophe has held multiple roles at Mastercard Worldwide, including being head of the global chip product development platform.


Navigating the Digital Maze

15:00  -  15:20 
Chancellery Auditorium