Gilberto Caldart is Executive Vice Chairman for Mastercard and a member of the company’s executive leadership team and management committee. A passionate advocate for innovation, technology, and the power of partnerships, Gilberto has built his career transforming the way people, governments and businesses buy and pay for things. He brings to Vidavo a deep understanding of international financial markets and payment ecosystems and a wide range of contacts who can share their knowledge with founders seeking to expand their businesses globally.
Gilberto believes every company’s success is built not only on the products and services it sells, but its values and priorities with regard to sustainability, connection to the community, and long-term positive impact on the world. For Gilberto, Vidavo presents an important opportunity to invest in startups and support founders who seek to contribute to a healthier planet and better quality of life for all people: not only to make money, but to make a difference at the same time.
Gilberto’s prior roles at Mastercard include President, International, where he held responsibility for the management of all markets and customer-related activities outside of North America and Canada, and President of Latin America and the Caribbean, where he spearheaded efforts to place Mastercard at the forefront of the payments industry in the region.
Before joining Mastercard, Gilberto spent 26 years at Citigroup in various leadership positions in Brazil and New York. Most notably, he led the Citi Consumer Business in Brazil (Retail Banking, Consumer Finance and Cards) for over six years. During his time at Citigroup, Gilberto served on the boards of Credicard and Redecard, playing a critical role in the restructuring of the Credicard Group and on the Redecard IPO.
Gilberto is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. He holds an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.