Nicola Villa

Executive Vice President Mastercard

Nicola is an Executive Vice President at Mastercard and works within the Strategic Growth Business Unit.

He is in charge of all global partnership programs with government agencies at the national and regional level. His group’s focus is on Sustainable Tourism, Small & Medium Businesses digitization, Public Finances Management, Green Growth and Government Digital Infrastructures.

Nicola also runs Mastercard’s Global Center of Excellence for Government Engagement, he is a board member of Mastercard Europe and of Mastercard’s International Markets unit.

Prior to that, Nicola worked as Executive Partner at IBM’s Global Business Services unit, as well as Global Head of Government and Smart Cities at Cisco.