Mastercard picks new global communications EVP


Mastercard has appointed Jennifer Erickson (pictured) as executive vice president, global communications. Effective 23 September, she will lead corporate, internal, external and digital communications. In her new role, Erickson will be reporting to Raja Rajamannar, Mastercard’s chief marketing and communications officer and president, healthcare. Marketing has reached out to the company for more information.

Most recently, Erickson was the chief communications officer at General Electric (GE). Joined in 2013, she played a pivotal role in leading the communications function, while protecting and enhancing the company’s reputation through a period of significant transformation.

According to a press release, Rajamannar said Erickson is chosen for her "track record of delivering results across a number of global companies and industries". Her passion for the company's vision and strong business orientation will also help accelerate Mastercard’s journey to lead towards a world beyond cash, rooted in "innovation and delivering priceless experiences" to its customers globally, he added.

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Prior to GE, Erickson spent more than 15 years at Motorola, serving as its chief communications officer and then as chief communications officer for Motorola Mobility, following Motorola’s split into two companies.

Jennifer Erickson said: “Working with global, best-in-class corporate brands is a proud hallmark of my career. Mastercard’s commitment to financial inclusion, innovation and delivering impactful benefits to its customers, shareholders and the world around us is incredibly inspiring to me.”