Andrew Key is the Managing Director for the Group’s Africa operations, and is responsible for all aspects of the acquiring and issuing business of the Group in Africa. He is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to drive the growth of the company’s business in the region.
Mr Key is an executive leader with a significant track record of success that reflects broad experience gained across the payments landscape. He is renowned for consistently demonstrating his abilities to develop and execute strategies that deliver to demanding targets and timelines, successfully fulfilling customer expectations whilst adding value to the bottom line. He was most recently the President of Elavon Europe, a subsidiary of US Bancorp (USB), and responsible for the entire P&L of the European business of Elavon. He was accountable for the diverse range of partner relationships that deliver distribution or product capabilities to Elavon’s European business and led the team of 1,400 colleagues located in six markets, providing end-to-end payments services to 350,000+ customers. Prior to Elavon, Mr Key held key positions in organisations such as Mastercard, Lloyds Banking Group and Barclaycard.
Mr Key has completed the Executive Development Programme at London Business School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science from Loughborough University and is also a member of the CIPD.
Mr Key was appointed as Managing Director – Africa in January 2018.