Mastercard in the present day introduced the appointment of Rob Beard as Chief Authorized Officer, Normal Counsel and Head of International Coverage.
Mr Beard will oversee the corporate’s authorized, public coverage, regulatory affairs, and litigation groups around the globe, reporting to Tim Murphy, Chief Administrative Officer.
Rob Beard has over 20 years of expertise and joins Mastercard from Micron Know-how, one of many world’s largest semiconductor firms. He was the Normal Counsel and Company Secretary, main its world authorized, mental property, and ethics and compliance features, and guiding the corporate’s progress by an more and more advanced geopolitical surroundings.
Mr Beard joined Micron in 2014 as the corporate’s major M&A lawyer, and for a number of years partnered intently with Micron’s company growth staff on a variety of strategic alternatives, together with important transactions in Japan, Taiwan, Europe, China and Singapore.
Previous to Micron, Rob Beard was an affiliate at Weil Gotshal & Manges in London, New York and Silicon Valley, specializing in M&A and capital markets transactions, and at Shearman & Sterling in London, the place he targeted on debt capital markets transactions.
He graduated from the College of Utah and obtained his J.D. from the College of Illinois Faculty of Legislation, summa cum laude.