Eugene DeSilva

Senior Associate

Eugene DeSilva brings over 25 years of extensive experience in the global payment industry.  He spent 10 years at Mastercard as SVP for Commercial Payments and was responsible for helping companies become issuers, optimizing their portfolios and rolling out new payment products and services.

Prior to Mastercard, Eugene spent three years at CIBC as part of a senior management team responsible for rolling out a global internet bank.  Over three years, the division launched four co-branded internet banks and acquired over one million customers. He left CIBC and joined easyInternetcafe LTD, a division of Easy Group, to transform a global internet cafe company into a global internet cafe franchisor.  In six months, he reorganized the company, significantly reduced losses and sold 50 global franchise licenses.

Additionally, Eugene spent 12 years at American Express within the Prepaid, Travelers Cheque and Acquiring Groups in a variety of progressively more senior management roles and built a startup transaction processing division to $200MM in annual revenue in three years.

Eugene holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a dual major (Finance and MIS) from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University College of Business Administration.