Dan Austin

Consumer Marketing Head Asia-Pacific, Mastercard

Dan has extensive marketing and general management experience in the U.S., Latin America and now Asia.  He began working in advertising in New York at DDB and then moved on to brand management at Pfizer.  Later, at American Express, he worked in roles including Consumer Card Head for Latin America & Caribbean.  While there, his teams led merchant acceptance, alliances, Membership Rewards, cross sell, CRM, loyalty, customer acquisition and product launches like Platinum, Blue and Centurion.

In 2003 he founded a customer loyalty consultancy that evolved into Black Sheep, a marketing and advertising agency for the Americas.  Client experience includes American Express, Bally Total Fitness, Cerveza Tropical, LendingTree, Medtronic, NASA Federal, SAP, Scotiabank and PriceSmart. 

Dan returned to the corporate world in 2011 for MasterCard in Latin America & Caribbean where he led Consumer Marketing, Planning & Insights.  He transitioned to Singapore in 2015 and assumed the role of Consumer Marketing Head for Asia Pacific overseeing sponsorships, digital, media and Priceless.

Dan was born in Canada and has lived and worked in the United States and Latin America.  He is a UCLA graduate, Thunderbird MBA and coaches youth baseball.