Nandan Mer to succeed Simon Haslam as Group CEO of Network International Holdings Plc
Posted on 2021 Jan,04

Dubai-based leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Network International Holdings plc, announces that Simon Haslam, Group Chief Executive Officer has decided to retire from the Company after forty years in the financial services sector. He will be replaced by Nandan Mer, currently MasterCard Strategy Head - International Markets, who will succeed Simon as Group CEO effective 1 February 2021. Simon will step down as Group CEO and from the Board of Directors on 31th January 2021 and will remain with the Company throughout his six-month notice period to ensure a smooth transition.

Nandan has a proven track record of building and growing businesses over 30 years in a number of global markets with leading financial institutions including American Express, Citigroup, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and most recently at MasterCard.

During his 11-year career at Mastercard, Nandan was Strategy Head for International Markets, President for the Japanese business and Head of Global Consumer Credit and Loyalty Solutions. Prior to that, Nandan was Head of UBA - International Corporate and Investment Banking. Before UBA, Nandan built and led consumer banking businesses for two decades with Citigroup in India, Czech Republic, Israel, Russia and the U.K.