Director, Public Policy at Mastercard
Boris has been Director of Public Policy for Hungary and Slovenia at Mastercard since May 2018, and for Austria since February 2020. He is responsible for the development and implementation of Mastercard’s local public policy strategy in Austria, Hungary and Slovenia, as well as the local execution of Mastercard’s European and global public policy agenda. In his work at Mastercard his main focus has been the reduction of shadow economy through electronic payments, promotion of financial awareness and digitalization both at national and regional levels, enablement of smart city collaborations with local authorities, and public policy support for the topics of instant payments, strong customer authentication, the Payment Services Directive and e-mobility. In addition, Boris manages Mastercard’s Hungarian „BeyondBAU” strategy, which focuses on non-traditinal topics such as CSR, education, data philanthropy and sustainability.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Boris worked for ten years at the Hungarian Competition Authority, first in antitrust, and later in merger control, where he was Head of Merger Section for a year. Boris graduated from the Budapest Corvinus University in 2008, acquiring a masters degree in finance. He later studied public policy in Tokyo between 2014 and 2015. Outside of work his two primary hobbies are literary writing (Boris is a published author of fiction) and martial arts (kenjutsu).