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John Ambrose

John Ambrose - President

Ambrose Connection Ltd


John Ambrose is a principal at Ambrose Connection Ltd. a consulting group providing advisory, market assessment, strategy and management services.  He has provided analysis, strategy and advisory services on a range of opportunities for both domestic and international businesses. In addition to strategy and advisory service, John has lead initiatives that took innovative solutions through development and execution to establish new business lines.

Prior to forming Ambrose Connection Ltd in 2009 John held a variety of senior executive positions at MasterCard Worldwide.

Mr. Ambrose joined MasterCard Worldwide in 1994. From 1995 to 2000, he resided in Europe, where he performed a variety of business development roles across Europe and Middle East/Africa providing innovative solutions to meet unique market needs.

When he returned to Canada in 2000 he was responsible for developing market strategies and leading the Canada region’s product innovation team addressing emerging business opportunities using advanced payment technologies. In 2003 he successfully led the development of MasterCard Advisors professional services business in Canada with a focus on working with Canadian banks to develop innovative approaches to marketing, measuring and managing their payment card portfolios to deliver growth and profitability.  In 2006 he joined the Centre of Excellence for Mobile and for 3 years held global responsibility MasterCard’s contactless mobile payment pilots.

Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. Ambrose was group vice president at National Trust, where he had responsibility for the bank’s technology, strategic planning, mortgage operations and administration functions, as well as the bank’s debit and credit card business units.


John moderated the Innovation Process Panel

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