Sandun Hapugoda

Country Manager - Sri Lanka and Maldives, Mastercard

Sandun joined Mastercard in 2017 to lead the company’s Digital and Value Added Services business in Sri Lanka and Maldives. Since then Sandun has been instrumental in deepening the company’s partnerships with banking and non-banking financial institutions, fintechs and merchants by enhancing and streamlining their digital payment journeys. Sandun was also actively involved in the launch of  the first EMV mPOS solution, SoftPOS and Mastercard’s cyber and intelligence solutions in the region. Prior to joining Mastercard, Sandun was Head of Payments and Cash Management for Hatton National Bank, and led the digital banking team. Before that, Sandun has held managerial roles across diverse areas including information security and risk, IT management and card operations at Amana Bank, ICICI Bank (Sri Lanka) and Sampath Bank. Outside of Mastercard, Sandun is a member of the committee appointed by the Ministry of Technology, Government of Sri Lanka, to advise cabinet members on digital banking, blockchain related industries and cryptocurrency policy formulation. Sandun is also a steering committee member for the National Science Foundation for technology research.