Vikas Saraogi heads Merchant acceptance business for Mastercard for South Asia & has more than 15 years of experience in the payments industry. Having worked in multiple roles, Vikas has a sound understanding of the acceptance & issuance business, Transit payments and emerging payment technologies like QR & NFC based payments.
He is also a director on the board of Mastercard Loyalty solutions.
Vikas has also worked in Europe for a short term business assignment and that brings with him a global perspective of the payments industry.Vikas was a part of the core team that worked closely with the regulator, government and industry stakeholders in the wake of demonetization, for the launch of 1st global interoperable QR solution called Bharat QR.
Vikas was also instrumental in launching the 1st open loop contactless credit card and mobile based NFC payments in India. He has studied the transit models across the world and introduced open loop transit card payments in India for various metros like Delhi metro, Mumbai metro & Bangalore metro.
Vikas is a recipient of the highly prestigious “President Club” award from MasterCard and “Sarvashrestha Award“ (Means ultimate) from Symbiosis institute –An alumni excellence award for accomplishments in the corporate world. He is a strong believer of ethical leadership and driven by a dream to create a cashless society.