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