Johan Gerber is executive vice president of Security and Cyber Innovation at Mastercard. In this role, he oversees Mastercard’s product strategies for cyber security, financial crime, consumer, online credential management and dispute resolution. These include overseeing the operations of both Ethoca and Risk Recon, two wholly owned subsidiaries of Mastercard.  As head of Mastercard’s Security Standards group, he is additionally focused on facilitating Mastercard’s best-in-class security framework of standards, policies and technologies that support EMV, PCI and other industry initiatives to enable a secure and convenient digital transaction ecosystem.

Having joined Mastercard in 2000, Mr. Gerber guides and participates in several payment industry forums. He also serves on the board of directors for several Mastercard entities including Mastercard Ireland, Brighterion, NuData and Ethoca.

Mr. Gerber holds qualifications in criminal justice, forensic auditing and police administration.  Prior to joining Mastercard, he was a member of the South African Police Services for 10 years where he specialized in organized crime investigations as well as internal investigations of financial crimes.