Head of Government and Business, Account Management
About Asha Cugati
A post-graduate qualified business leader with deep experience in payments, cash management, treasury and trade solutions within global organisations. I have over 13 years of experience in working with a broad range of financial institutions, multinational corporations and Australian based institutional clients on local, regional and global banking solutions. I have +8 years’ experience in leading senior sales teams to deepen client relationships and deliver transaction banking solutions which demonstrably help clients to meet their treasury goals and broader business objectives.
After 14 years in institutional banking, in mid-2018 I joined Mastercard to build and execute the strategy for the future of Mastercard’s relationships and engagement with business clients and Government agencies across Australia and New Zealand. The role includes ensuring the Commercial Payments team continue to support our financial institution clients and their end corporate and Government clients.
Included in my remit is the opportunity to work with local, State and Federal Government departments and agencies across the Tasman on driving our Smart Cities agenda. With the trend towards urbanisation set to continue, Mastercard helps cities by embedding digital payments in a city’s DNA, helping cities unlock the power of data and digital engagement and by embedding secure, frictionless payment options into everyday activities, like taking public transport.
If you are interested in building your network in the payments, innovation, transaction services sectors or have an interest in payments solutions for Smart Cities, including transit solutions, please do reach out to me. I look forward to growing my network through meaningful connections.