Mrs Graziela Martins is the Vice President of the Merchant Business at American Express Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She heads the responsibilities to develop and grow strategic relationships with merchant and business partners across the region and deliver the world class services and infrastructure that businesses expect from American Express Middle East (AEME).
Prior to her current role at AEME, Mrs Martins has held various leadership positions within the organization, including the overall management of the American Express office in Abu Dhabi, UAE and other regional roles across the disciplines of Marketing, PR and Corporate Communications, Premium products marketing, Travel and Concierge premium services and Operations. During her tenure as the Head of Marketing at AEME, she successfully led the marketing for the American Express Consumer Charge and Revolve Card Portfolios across the Middle East, Levant, and North Africa markets. One of her accomplishments was leading the successful launch of The Centurion® Card, an invitation only Charge Card in the region that is renowned as the most prestigious, exclusive and respected Card around the world.
A Brazilian national, Mrs Martins has lived and worked in the Middle East for over 20 years, with close to 13 years of experience with AEME. She is a graduate of the American University in Dubai and holds a degree in Business Administration with Honors.