Mario Shiliashki joined the CAB Board as an independent non-executive director in September 2020. Mario brings a wealth of experience in payments and fintech from across the world, currently as the CEO of PayU Global Payments Organization – a leading global online payments player in high-growth emerging markets across Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Prior to PayU, Mario led MasterCard’s global eCommerce and cross-border trade initiatives, before launching and commercializing MasterCard’s first Open API developer platform. At PayPal, Mario drove the expansion into Asia, building the PayPal business across Southeast Asia, India, Japan and Korea from the ground up, and was on the initial founding team of PayPal in Europe. In his earlier career, Mario was a Consultant at Bain & Company in London and an Equities Analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York.
Mario is a prolific speaker at payments and fintech conferences and contributor to a number of industry publications.
Mario holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Bryant University. He also earned an International Directors Programme diploma from INSEAD.