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Nikola Mehandžić


Nikola Mehandzic who is currently appointed as a DFS Consultant, IFC, Creating Advisory and Economic Unit is an experienced Financial Services Sector professional with a proven track record across the Southeast Europe region and strong background in Payment card business with an emphasis on the Mastercard brand.

With 17+ years of international experience in the Payments, Banking and Fintech industries, Nikola participated in most of the activities in business development, legal governance, B2B sales, partnerships, key accounts development, project planning, implementation, marketing and management. Nikola developed his skills and professional network in commercial companies such as Payoneer, Mastercard and First Data but also through the participation in various industry initiatives and events as an enthusiast, supporter, speaker and moderator.

During most of his career Nikola was responsible for the development of digital payments, with a focus on emerging payments such as e-commerce and contactless digital payments. He worked on developing and implementing new business models, payment platforms, technologically innovative solutions and establishing partnerships with both traditional and non-traditional players within the financial industry such as banks, EMIs, TelCo operators, digital wallets, third party processors, digital banking solutions suppliers, local and regional associations and initiatives, legislators, IT and startup companies.

Recent achievements include Go-To-Market planning and execution in the Southeast Europe region for global fintech Payoneer, launch of Apple Pay and Google Pay mobile payments in Serbia and Montenegro, introduction and scaling of card on file service with the largest e-commerce merchants in the region, as well as the development of the digital mobile payment market.

Nikola completed his Master studies in the area of International Business and Management at the University of Belgrade and Middlesex University London, England and also holds a degree in Project Management.