Randa Bdeir is an award-winning Electronic Payment and Card Technology expert.

Bdeir is currently the Deputy General Manager and Head of the Electronic Payment Solutions & Card Technology division at Credit Libanais Bank, where she is responsible for the card business and electronic payment solutions.

Under her leadership in her previous position at Bank Audi as advisor to the Group CEO in Marketing & Electronic Payments and head of the e-Payment Solutions and Card Services, the Bank’s card business grew exponentially to rank 1st in Lebanon and 8th among MENA credit card issuers. Her strategic initiatives significantly enhanced the bank’s positioning as a leader and innovator in the electronic payments industry.

At Bank Audi, Bdeir’s achievements include but are not limited to: launching “Tap2Pay”, a breakthrough in NFC payments technology, which went on to win the Best Contactless Solution Award; launching the “Cloud Pay Platform”, a converged e-wallet that embraces the future of digital payments through HCE technology; and establishing E-Gallery, the first innovation platform aggregating future payment trends and the latest updates in payment technology.

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Bdeir pioneered the introduction of the card-issuing business in Lebanon in 1994 and played a key role in introducing and developing the merchant & e-commerce business in the Lebanese market as the Marketing and Business Development Director at Fransabank, where she spent 11 years. Her contribution to the sector includes the introduction of the card business in the Syrian market. She also introduced the concept of the Internet card.

Bdeir holds a number of board and advisory positions. She was the first Arab woman to become a member of the Board of Directors of MasterCard Worldwide for the Middle East & Africa region, since 2000 to date. She is also a member of the Worldwide Alumni Association of AUB.

In 2017, Bdeir established the Randa Bdeir Leadership Award in Recognition of Outstanding Leadership in Supporting the Careers of Women.

Bdeir has received a number of prestigious accolades and awards —including being elected a MasterCard Champion for her significant contribution to MasterCard’s business growth, being recognized by the Arab Banking Conference as the best Arab woman contributor to the credit card payment system in the Arab world, receiving the Loyalty Leader of the Year Award at the "Marketing Show – Middle East" for her innovation in the various categories of loyalty programs, and receiving the Best Use of Innovative Technology Award.

Bdeir’s academic pursuits are many. She holds three degrees from the American University of Beirut and has participated in several programs at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is ambitious, competent, energetic, and highly driven. She is a natural motivator and her personal achievements inspire those around her to work harder.

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Developing & Managing a Successful Technology & Product Strategy
executive education, 2003
The Corporate Entrepreneur Driving innovation and new ventures
executive position, 2017
Advanced negotiations & Deal Making Strategies
executive position, 2015
Strategy & Organization Executive Program
executive position, 2014
Effective Use of Power
executive position, 2010
Strategic Use of information Technology
executive position, 2004
Marketing Management Program
executive position, 1997
Masters Degree in Money & Banking
academic education, 1993
Masters Candidate in Sociology
academic education, 1986
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
academic education, 1980


Barcelona, 2018

Financial Board (Digital Banking)

Las Vegas, 2017
Las Vegas

Seamless Payments Middle East

Dubai, 2017

Total Telecom Congress

London, 2016

MasterCard Innovation Forum

Kuala Lumpur, 2015
Kuala Lumpur

Cartes et Identifications (Organized by Cartes)

Paris , 2014

MasterCard Innovation Forum

Singapore, 2014

Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, 2014

Loyalty World Europe 2013 (Organized by Terrapinn)

London, 2013

French Arab Banking Forum (Organized by Union of Arab Banks)

France , 2012

Prepaid Summit (Organized by VRL Financial News)

Milan & Dubai, 2011
Milan & Dubai

New Arab Women Forum (Organized by Al Iktissad Wal Aaamal)

Beirut, 2010

Welcome Real Time Customer Summit (Organized by Welcome company for loyalty solution)

Paris, 2010

Women in Leadership (Organized by Naseba Group)

Abu Dhabi, 2010
Abu Dhabi

Social Media World Middle East (Organized by Terrapin)

Abu Dhabi, 2010
Abu Dhabi

3rd Business Women Forum in Islamic Countries (Organized by Qatari Businessmen Association and Ministry of Economy and Commerce and Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry.) 

Doha, Qatar, 2008
Doha, Qatar

The New Arab Woman Forum (Organized by Al Iktissad Wal A3mal)

Dubai, 2008

Loyalty World Europe

London, 2008

MasterCard APMEA Product Conference and Technology Fair

Singapore, 2008

Fifth Annual MasterCard Prepaid Forum

Miami, 2007

Leaders in Dubai Forum

Dubai, 2007

Loyalty World Europe Forum

London, 2005

Deputy General Manager and Head of the Electronic Payment Solutions & Card Technology division 

May 2018 - To Date
2018 - date

Advisor to Chairman and CEO of Bank Audi Group

Feb. 2017 - Feb. 2018
2017 - 2018

Assistant General Manager, Group Head of E- Payment solutions and Card Services (reporting directly to the Group CEO).

2004 - 2017
2004 - 2007

Marketing & Business Development Director

1993 - 2004
1993 - 2004