Mark O'Connell

North York General Hospital Board of Governors

Mark O'Connell

Mark O'Connell is President and CEO of Interac Corp. In his role, he oversees the operation of Canada's leading payment brand — the only domestically run, coast-to-coast debit payment network that allows Canadians access to their money more than 16 million times per day through Interac products and services.

Mark is responsible for a suite of trusted payment products including  Interac Debit, Interac Flash, Interac e-Transfer and digital offerings, such as the Interac Token Service Provider, Interac on Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay and mobile Interac Flash. He is also responsible for leading the development of fraud prevention and Digital Identity solutions and programs.

Mark has extensive experience in the payment card and banking technology industries. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Finance Market at Emergis Inc. (now Telus) and represented Emergis Inc. on the Interac Association Board of Directors for two years. He has held other senior positions at NCR Corporation and IBM.

A graduate of McGill University and the University of Windsor's MBA program, Mark has also studied finance at the Harvard Business School.