Ann Cairns is president, International Markets for MasterCard, responsible for the management of all markets and customer-related activities outside of North America. Prior to joining MasterCard in August 2011, Ms. Cairns was a managing director and head of the Financial Industry Services group for Europe with Alvarez & Marsal in London. From 2008 to 2011, Cairns led the European team managing the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings International through the Chapter 11 process.
Previously, Ms. Cairns was chief executive officer, Transaction Banking at ABN-AMRO in London, where she managed a global business with over 5 billion euros in revenue in 50 countries, covering the commercial, retail and financial institutions segments, and reported to the Group Board and served on the bank’s Executive Committee.
Prior to joining ABN-AMRO, Ms. Cairns spent 15 years in senior operational positions at Citigroup, including chief operating officer, e-Business, where she led U.S., European and Japanese operations. Ms. Cairns also served as Trustee of Charity Bank in the UK.