Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga, Executive Chairman

Mr. Banga, Executive Chairman, contributes to the Board extensive global payments experience (including with payments technology and retail banking), as well as a deep focus on innovation and information security and extensive experience with sustainability, talent management and culture development. As a member of business advocacy organizations and government-sponsored committees, Mr. Banga provides valuable perspective on engaging and partnering with regulators. His brand marketing experience (including at several global food and beverage companies) adds strong consumer insight.

Director since

April 2010

Age at Annual Meeting


Additional Positions

  • Co-founder and co-chair, Cyber Readiness Institute

  • Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations

  • Founding Trustee, U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum

  • Former member, President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (U.S.)

Current public company boards

  • Exor N.V. (expected May 2021)

Additional Mastercard experience

  • President and CEO, Mastercard (2010-2020)

  • President and COO, Mastercard (2009-2010)

Previous experience

  • Several executive positions at Citigroup (1996-2009), including CEO, Asia Pacific region and Chairman
    and CEO, International Global Consumer Group

  • Previous experience at Nestlé India and PepsiCo totaling 15 years, in roles of increasing responsibility

Past public company boards

  • Dow Inc.

  • DowDuPont Inc. and the Dow Chemical Company (Dow Inc. predecessor boards)

  • Kraft Foods Inc.