Mastercard Incorporated has recently appointed Devin Corr as the Executive Vice President of Investor Relations, with his tenure set to commence on May 1, 2023. This significant development comes following the retirement announcement of Warren Kneeshaw, who has been a key figure at Mastercard since 2016. As Kneeshaw steps down, the company bids farewell to a leader who has played a pivotal role in advancing Mastercard’s investor relations program, skillfully managing interactions with investors during significant transitions, including CEO and CFO changes.
Warren Kneeshaw: A Legacy of Excellence
Warren Kneeshaw’s tenure at Mastercard has been marked by his exemplary leadership in the realm of investor relations. Over the past six-plus years, he has significantly bolstered the company’s standing within the investor community. His adept management of investor interactions, combined with his steady hand during CEO and CFO transitions, has been instrumental in elevating Mastercard’s profile.
Kneeshaw’s impressive career includes finance and investor relations roles at esteemed companies such as Qualcomm, Textron, Nortel Networks, and Procter & Gamble, which have collectively enriched his breadth of experience and deepened his understanding of the dynamics of the financial landscape.
Mastercard’s Chief Financial Officer, Sachin Mehra, acknowledges Kneeshaw’s immense contributions, stating, “Warren has played a key role in the continued growth of the company’s profile across the investor community over the past six-plus years. His deep relationships with the investment community – and across the organization – have helped us advance our strategy and navigate a unique economic environment over the past few years.”
Though Kneeshaw may be stepping down from his role as Executive Vice President of Investor Relations, his journey with Mastercard is not yet complete. He will continue to serve in an advisory capacity, dedicating his expertise to special projects until the end of the year.
Devin Corr: The Future of Investor Relations
Devin Corr Linkedin profile says, Congratulations Warren Kneeshaw on your retirement from Mastercard! You will be missed. Thank you for all the hard work, the impact you have made over the years, and of course the time you have spent to help in my transition into IR. You are leaving big shoes to fill 😄. Wishing you all the best in your next adventure – very well deserved!
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Devin Corr is no stranger to Mastercard, having joined the company in 2013. His previous roles within the organization, including leadership positions in finance and management of customer risk management activities across the Americas, have provided him with valuable insights into the company’s diverse operations. Corr’s current role as Chief Financial Officer for Mastercard’s Data and Services activities further underscores his qualifications for the role of Executive Vice President of Investor Relations.
Corr’s career journey includes experiences beyond Mastercard, including equity trading at UBS, equity research at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, and time spent at General Motors treasurer’s office. His educational background is equally impressive, with a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University.