INTERNATIONAL: Mastercard picks PR vice-president

NEW YORK: Credit card giant Mastercard International has appointed Sharon Gamsin as its new PR vice-president.

NEW YORK: Credit card giant Mastercard International has appointed

Sharon Gamsin as its new PR vice-president.



Gamsin, who joins Mastercard next month, will oversee global media

relations, issues management, investor relations and sponsorship and

promotions.



She takes over from Roy Clason, who left for computer firm Dell last

July.



Gamsin will report to senior communications vice-president David Ruth,

who oversees public policy, consumer and community affairs and employee

relations as well as PR.



Gamsin spent the past year as a consultant for financial services firm

Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, developing a PR strategy for its research

and economics division.



She was previously corporate communications vice-president for

SmithKline Beecham in the UK and has worked as communications

vice-president of the New York Stock Exchange.



Mastercard International’s PR agencies include Golin/Harris in the US.



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