MasterCard has named Sonny Sannon as regional president for Middle East/Africa, according to [The RAM Report]. Sannon is replacing Donald Van Stone, who is retiring. As regional president, Van Stone relocated MasterCard’s MEA regional headquarters from Brussels to Dubai Internet City. Sannon, a 15-year veteran of MasterCard, had been SVP and GM for the Southeast Asia and South Asia regions of MasterCard International’s Asia/Pacific region. Prior to joining MasterCard, he spent nine years at American Express, including serving as general manager for Travel-Related Services for India and area countries.