Ruth Riviere is the countrymanagerfor New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Ruth joined Mastercard UKin 2012 and has held varied roles across Mastercard, including driving digital sales inthe UK andmanaging strategy and operations as the Chief of Staff for the President of International Markets, Ann
Cairns. Her most recent role at Mastercard was Director of Social Impact at the Mastercard Center forInclusive Growth, where she designed and directed the Center’s global philanthropic program work tosupport sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion. This included programmes in Indonesia,
Romania, Mexico, Egypt, Rwanda, Nigeria and the US.
Prior to Mastercard Ruth worked in financial services consulting at Oliver Wyman, and helped to build aninnovation & growth consultancy, recently acquired by Deloitte.
Ruth has an MA in International Relations from Kings College London, and a BA in Geography fromOxford University.