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Ajay Banga , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of Mastercard and a member of its board of directors.

Ajay is a co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute, first vice chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce and a trustee of the United States Council for International Business. Ajay is a founding trustee of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum and is Chairman Emeritus of the American India Foundation. Ajay is also a co-chair of the Partnership for New York City. He served as a member of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He is a past member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2016 and with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2019. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012.

Ajay is a member of the board of overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College and the board of governors of the American Red Cross. In addition, Ajay serves as a Director of Dow Inc. and is a member of its compensation and governance committees.

Prior to Mastercard, Ajay served as chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific. During his career at Citigroup, he held a variety of senior management roles in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also oversaw the company’s efforts in microfinance.

Ajay began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing and general management. He also spent two years with PepsiCo, where he was instrumental in launching its fast food franchises in India as the economy liberalized.

He is a graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

James Anderson , , , Executive Vice President, Commercial Products

James Anderson is executive vice president of commercial products at Mastercard and a member of the company’s management committee.  In this role, he is responsible for all of Mastercard’s products and programs targeted at business users – including Small and Medium Business (SMB) and Travel and Entertainment programs, virtual card solutions for Accounts Payables and a set of new Business to Business products under development.

Before taking on his current role, James served as executive vice president of digital payment products, leading three initiatives; Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES), Masterpass and the API platform.

He has spent his career at the intersection of mobile, payment and internet technologies in Product Development, Business Development and General Management roles.

James holds an MBA from Columbia University and received a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics from the University of Oxford.

James joined Mastercard in 2007.

Ajay Bhalla , , , President, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions

Ajay Bhalla is president of cyber and intelligence solutions for Mastercard. He leads the team that develops product solutions to ensure the safety, security and experience of our products and solutions for consumers, merchants, partners and governments around the world. Ajay serves on the company's management committee.

Prior to this role, Ajay was president of the Digital Payment Services business for Mastercard. He led the development and growth of the business in e-commerce and innovative payments processing establishing Mastercard as a pioneer and leader in many markets in this space. Previously, Ajay was president of Mastercard for South Asia and Southeast Asia, where he led the business in 18 markets. During his tenure, Mastercard became a market leader in many markets/segments and grew our business multifold launching several innovative payments solutions.

Before joining Mastercard, Ajay held key leadership positions at HSBC and Xerox.

Ajay has a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Delhi and a master's degree in management studies from the University of Mumbai. He is a CEME Senior Fellow at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. He also is a MIT Connection Science Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ann Cairns , , , Vice Chairman

In her role as vice chairman, Ann represents Mastercard around the world, focusing on inclusion, diversity and innovation.  She plays the important role of senior ambassador and executive leader with a global remit and serves on the company’s management committee.

Prior to her appointment, Ann was president of International Markets responsible for the management of all customer-related activities in over 200 countries around the world. In this role, she focused on building sustainable, strong growth rates across both mature and emerging markets.

Prior to joining Mastercard in August 2011, Ann was head of the Financial Services Group with Alvarez & Marsal in London, where she led the European team managing Lehman Brothers Holdings International through the Chapter 11 process. In addition she helped restructure banks across Europe including Ireland & Iceland.

Ann has also held senior positions within many global organizations including a tenure as CEO, Transaction Banking at ABN-AMRO, and 15 years in senior operational positions at Citigroup.

Ann sits on the board of the Fortune 500 company Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and is chair of ICE Clear Europe.

A Pure Mathematics degree from Sheffield University and a M.Sc. with research into medical statistics from Newcastle University resulted in an early career as an award-winning research engineer, culminating as the Head of Offshore Engineer-Planning for British Gas where Ann was the first woman qualified to go offshore in Britain.

Gilberto Caldart , , , President, International

Gilberto Caldart is president, international, for Mastercard. In this role he is responsible for the management of all markets and customer-related activities outside of North America and Canada. Gilberto is a member of the company’s management committee.

Prior to his appointment Gilberto was president of Mastercard Latin America and Caribbean region, where he led efforts to place the company at the forefront of the payments industry in the region.

A passionate advocate of innovation, technology and the power of partnership Gilberto is focused on transforming the way people, governments and businesses buy and pay for things.

Before joining Mastercard, Gilberto spent 26 years at Citigroup in various leadership positions in Brazil and New York. Most notably, he led the Citi Consumer Business in Brazil (Retail Banking, Consumer Finance and Cards) for over six years.

During his time at Citigroup, Gilberto served on the boards of Credicard and Redecard, playing a critical role in the restructuring of the Credicard Group and on the Redecard IPO transformation.

Gilberto is a member of the Junior Achievement Americas Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. He also has an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Dimitrios Dosis , , , President, Advisors Consulting & Information Services

Dimitrios Dosis is president of Advisors Consulting & Information Services at Mastercard and a member of the company’s management committee.

Dimitrios leads a global team focused on helping retail and banking customers solve pressing business issues with data-driven solutions. Mastercard’s anonymized and aggregated transaction insights, world-class analytic capabilities and embedded platforms with self-service predictive technology supplement the team’s industry-proven problem-solving skills. The team’s results-focused approach combined with leading-edge technologies and strong data assets deliver value to customers and create differentiation for the company.

Dimitrios has more than 20 years of experience in technology, transaction banking and management consulting. He joined Mastercard in 2005 from Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where he was leading the transaction banking practice. Previously he worked for A.T. Kearney covering financial institutions business.

He holds an MBA and PhD from the European Business School as well as a Master of Economics from the University of Hagen.

Carlo Enrico , , , President, Latin America and Caribbean

Carlo Enrico is president of Mastercard’s Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region and a member of the company’s management committee. Carlo is responsible for leading Mastercard’s strategy and operations across 45 countries and territories, and driving transformational efforts across digital payments, financial and social inclusion, products and services.

After joining Mastercard in 2012, Carlo served in several senior roles. These include Division President for Central Eastern Europe and, most recently, Division President for Western Europe, where he was responsible for overseeing Mastercard operations in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Italy and Spain.

Prior to joining Mastercard in 2012, Carlo was CEO of BancoPosta, the financial services division of Italian postal services provider, Poste Italiane. He has over fifteen years’ experience in the financial industry, holding senior roles at Banco di Sicilia, Capitalia Group and Goldman Sachs. Carlo has extensive experience in leading large teams, managing a diverse customer base, and developing and integrating strategies that drive revenue.

Carlo graduated from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

Michael Fraccaro , , , Chief People Officer

Michael Fraccaro is the chief people officer of Mastercard. In this role, he is responsible for all human resources (HR) functions globally, including driving cultural transformation, building leadership capability and creating a company that is “most valued to work for.” He is a member of the company’s management committee.

From 2012 until assuming his current role, Michael served as executive vice president of human resources for the company’s Global Products and Solutions business. In this role, he supported the company’s growth in key businesses and markets and optimized talent programs in a competitive environment. He also was responsible for leading the global HR integration of new acquisitions and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Michael was a core member of the HR leadership team at HSBC Group for nearly 12 years, based in Hong Kong. Earlier, he held senior HR positions in banking and financial services in Australia and the Middle East, working extensively across different cultures.

Michael holds a Masters of Applied Science, Communication Management from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Bachelor of Education from the Australian Catholic University. He also has accreditation in change management from the Australian Graduate School of Management and attended leadership programs at Duke Fuqua and INSEAD.

Michael Froman , , , Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth

Mike Froman serves as vice chairman and president, Strategic Growth for Mastercard. In this role, he directs the company’s approach to working with governments, foundations, humanitarian and non-governmental organizations and other enterprises to create and scale solutions globally. He and his team drive financial inclusion and inclusive growth efforts and work to develop new businesses key to the company’s strategic growth.

Mike oversees the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and is a member of the company’s management committee.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Mike was affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations and the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs. He will continue to serve as a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

From 2013 to 2017, Mike served as the U.S. Trade Representative, President Barack Obama’s principal advisor and negotiator on international trade and investment issues. During his tenure, Mike worked to open foreign markets for U.S. goods and services, reach landmark trade agreements and enforce the rights of American workers, farmers and firms. From 2009-2013, he served at the White House as assistant to the President and deputy national security advisor for international economic affairs.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Mike held several executive positions at Citigroup, including CEO of its international insurance business, COO of its $50 billion alternative investments business and head of its infrastructure investment business. He helped shape the company’s strategy in China, India, Brazil and other emerging markets. Earlier in his career, during the Clinton Administration, he worked at the White House and the Treasury Department.

Mike received a bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University, a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, and a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Francis Hondal , , , President, Loyalty Services, Managed Services & Labs as a Service

Francis A. Hondal is president of Loyalty Services, Managed Services and Labs as a Service at Mastercard and a member of the company’s management committee.

Francis oversees Mastercard’s robust loyalty platforms and products as well as its agile, cross-collaboration implementation team focused on high-impact marketing programs and rapid product design services. The team delivers end-to-end solutions that provide contextual, digital-first experiences for today’s connected consumers and more valuable engagements for merchants and issuers. 

With over 25 years of experience in consumer marketing, finance and management, Francis has spent her career in the payments and financial services industries. Prior to her current role, she served as Mastercard’s EVP of credit and loyalty solutions overseeing all aspects of product strategy and development globally.  For Mastercard in Latin America and the Caribbean, she was responsible for the development, management and marketing of all products and solutions as well as Mastercard Advisors consulting services.

Before joining Mastercard in 2011, she launched a business development and marketing service firm after an 18-year career at American Express.

Francis is a first generation Cuban-American and has been named amongst Fortune’s Top 50 Most Powerful Latina Women in corporate America; ranking #19 in 2018 and #15 in 2017.  She serves as a Board Member of FIU’s Chapman School of Business and was inducted to the College of Business Administration Hall of Fame in 2015; receiving the Global Leadership Award.  In 2013, she received the International Business Woman of the Year Award by the Organization of Women in International Trade.   

She has a Bachelor Degree in Finance and International Business and an MBA from Florida International University (FIU). Francis lives with her family in Miami.

Linda Kirkpatrick , , , Executive Vice President, U.S. Merchants and Acceptance

Linda Kirkpatrick is executive vice president of U.S. merchants and acceptance for Mastercard. In this role, she is responsible for managing merchant and acquirer relationships in the market, as well as business development efforts in co-brand, prepaid, commercial, transit, healthcare and public sector. 

Linda also oversees the company’s efforts to grow and enhance relationships with the merchant community across the globe and serves on the company’s management committee.

Prior to this role, Linda was senior vice president of core merchants, responsible for the largest U.S. merchants in the retail, drug and grocery, fuel, travel and restaurant verticals. Previously, Linda was senior vice president of franchise development, where she drove global rules and standards, compliance programs, data integrity and dispute resolution management functions. She represented Mastercard in its efforts to work with policymakers on issues involving protecting the integrity of the payments system.

Additionally, Linda was the head of business administration and communications for the U.S. region. She has been with Mastercard since 1997. Prior to her role in U.S. Markets, Linda helped to establish the Investor Relations function at Mastercard. She also served as a chief of staff to the chief financial officer, where she worked on the company’s initial public offering in 2006 and merger with Europay in 2002.

Linda was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2015. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at Manhattanville College, a member of the Partnership for NYC’s David Rockefeller Fellows Program, a board member for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of New York and a member of the New York Transit Innovation Partnership Board.

Jorn Lambert , , , Executive Vice President, Digital Solutions

Jorn Lambert is executive vice president of Digital Solutions for Mastercard. In this position, he is responsible for the company’s global suite of digital products and solutions around the world that deliver simpler, safer and higher quality experiences to consumers, merchants and financial institutions. He also manages the relationships with partners and other participants in the digital space, including software operating systems, device manufactures, telecommunications companies, wallet operators and social networks.  Jorn serves on the company’s management committee.

Prior to joining Mastercard in 2002, Jorn spent many years in the capital markets where he occupied various management positions in the areas of product development, product management and corporate strategy.

Jorn received a master’s degree in Roman Philology from the University of Ghent and La Sapienza in Rome, Italy, and a post graduate’s degree in Business Economy from KU Leuven in Leuven, Belgium.

Hai Ling , , , Co-President, Asia Pacific

Hai Ling serves as co-president for Asia Pacific at Mastercard, overseeing all of the company’s activities in North East Asia and Australasia, including business strategy, sales, business development, product management, marketing and engagements with business customers and regulators. He also is a member of the company’s management committee.

Prior to his current role, Hai was group executive, head of Enterprise Development for Mastercard. Based in London, he oversaw merchants and acceptance, pricing, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy for all international markets outside of North America. Between 2010 and 2014, he served as division president of Greater China, overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

Prior to joining Mastercard in January 2010, Hai was head of partnership business and co-brand marketing with PCCC, a joint venture between HSBC and Bank of Communications. He was instrumental in developing and managing merchant partnerships in the areas of co-branded credit cards, installment loans and preferred merchants.

Hai has also worked with Bank of America and MBNA in the U.S. in product development and customer insights, where he spearheaded innovation through new products, markets and channels, and leveraged research and development to create insights-driven marketing and product innovation. He also worked in management consulting with Booz Allen & Hamilton and A.T. Kearney in both the U.S. and China.

Hai graduated from the College of Saint Rose in New York, and obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Raghu Malhotra , , , President, Middle East and Africa

Raghu Malhotra is the president of Middle East and Africa for Mastercard and sits on the company’s management committee.

Based in Dubai, Raghu is responsible for driving the company’s global strategy across 69 markets and has led the company’s transition in the region, bringing new electronic payment solutions and services spanning safety, security, data and artificial intelligence – and helping to advance social progress and inclusive growth.

Under his leadership, Mastercard has developed and launched a number of technology ‘global-firsts’ that are impacting the lives of millions of people: empowering citizens and businesses by creating interoperable mobile ecosystems; launching lending platforms which digitize and revolutionize supply chain management; bringing new levels of security to online and in-store purchases with path-breaking biometric technology; and introducing new energy and agriculture digital solutions to enable greater access and financial inclusion.

With a career spanning 25 years, Raghu has held a variety of senior leadership roles at Mastercard, encompassing multiple geographies and functions. Prior to joining the company, he served in a variety of senior leadership roles at Citicorp, American Express and ANZ Grindlays Bank.

Raghu is a member of the board of directors of INJAZ (Junior Achievement Worldwide), a member of the World Economic Forum Africa Business Council and also has an advisory role in the Rwandan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning’s Informal Sector Pensions Project.

He has received a number of prestigious accolades, including being named among the top business leaders in the Middle East by Forbes consecutively from 2014 to 2018.

Raghu holds an honors degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. He also has participated in management training at IMD, Lausanne.

Ed McLaughlin , , , President, Operations and Technology

Ed McLaughlin is president of Operations and Technology for Mastercard and a member of the company’s management committee. In this role, he oversees all of the company’s technology functions, including the global network, processing platforms, global technology hubs, information security and technology operations.

Prior to this role, he served as chief information officer, directing the development efforts for products and services, implementing the IT digital roadmap, and managing the development of Mastercard’s global tech hubs.

In 2010, Ed was named chief emerging payments officer, leading the development and launch of the company’s digital strategy, partnerships and platforms, including Masterpass, Mastercard Send and Mastercard Digital Enablement System (MDES), the digital token program. Ed joined Mastercard in 2005 as head of bill payment and healthcare, and was named chief franchise development officer in 2008, where he was responsible for the Mastercard global rules, licensing, brand standards and compliance programs.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Ed was group vice president, product and strategy at Metavante, a financial services technology company that included supporting issuing and acquiring processing services, prepaid program management, the NYCE regional debit network, ACH processing, and other services.

Ed joined Metavante in 2002 through their acquisition of Paytrust, an online payments company for which he was cofounder and CEO. Prior to co-founding Paytrust, Ed was the executive vice president of product and marketing at LogicWorks, Inc., a data modeling software company.

Ed is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

Sachin Mehra , , , Chief Financial Officer

Sachin Mehra is the chief financial officer for Mastercard. In this position, he is responsible for corporate controller, tax, internal audit, investor relations, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, treasury, risk management, global supply chain, business unit finance and regional finance activities. Sachin is also is a member of the company’s management committee

Prior to his current role, Sachin served as chief financial operations officer, responsible for the Finance organization supporting Products and Services, Operations and Technology, Corporate FP&A, Global Shared Service Center and Global Supply Chain. Before that, as executive vice president of commercial products, Sachin led commercial products and solutions for the company, serving small business, mid-and large market organizations as well as public sector institutions.  Prior to that, Sachin served as executive vice president and business financial officer for the company’s North America region. 

Sachin joined Mastercard in 2010 as group executive and treasurer, with responsibility for treasury strategy and operations, global settlement, customer credit risk management and enterprise risk management. 

Prior to joining Mastercard, he held treasury and finance roles of increasing responsibility at the Hess Corporation, General Motors and GMAC in New York, Singapore, Belgium and Shanghai.

Sachin holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia and received his undergraduate degree in commerce from Sydenham College at the University of Mumbai, India.

Carlos Menendez , , , President, Enterprise Partnerships

Carlos J. Menendez is president, Enterprise Partnerships. In this role, he is responsible for driving enterprise-wide partnership strategy and innovation in new industries, helping Mastercard to use its technology and data insights in new ways for a host of diverse retail, business and government partners. He is a member of the company’s management committee and also serves as the global relationship lead for HSBC and Western Union.

Carlos joined Mastercard in 2010 and was, most recently, executive vice president of global credit and debit product management, focused on developing a competitive differentiation globally while deploying solutions at the local market level.

Prior to joining Mastercard, he held a number of positions at Citigroup over a 14-year period, including chief operating officer for Western Europe. Prior to Citigroup, Carlos worked in brand management with Procter & Gamble and with a law office in Washington D.C.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University, a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School.

Michael Miebach , , , Chief Product Officer

Michael Miebach is the chief product officer of Mastercard and a member of the company’s management committee.

He leads the Products and Innovation organization, exploring new technology and trends with a customer-centric mindset to develop and deliver the best experiences with the highest levels of safety and security.

Within Michael’s organization sits consumer credit and debit, commercial, prepaid, acceptance, real-time payment, and processing solutions in both the digital and physical worlds. He also has oversight of Mastercard Labs, customer design and experience, and processing activities.

Michael brings a wealth of insights and global experience from a career in payments and retail banking. Over the past 25 years, he has driven customer-focused innovation and deliver physical and digital solutions that provide more than just a transaction. He previously headed Mastercard operations across the Middle East and Africa, and held senior roles at both Barclays Bank and Citibank across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

He is a member of the board of directors for the nonprofit Accion, which provides Michael an opportunity to further pursue his passion of bringing more people greater opportunities in the formal economy. In 2017, Michael joined the advisory board of the Ronald McDonald House New York, a global charity that provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide.

Michael holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Passau in Germany and lives in New York.

Timothy Murphy , , , General Counsel

Tim Murphy is general counsel for Mastercard. In this capacity, he oversees legal affairs, public policy, corporate governance and compliance. He is also responsible for Mastercard’s franchise, corporate security, privacy and global inclusion teams. Tim is a member of the company’s Management Committee.

Prior to assuming this role, Tim was chief product officer, where he was responsible for the development and management of payment solutions creating sustainable advantage for Mastercard and its customers.

Throughout his tenure, Tim has also served as president of the company’s U.S. region, executive vice president of customer business planning and analysis, and senior vice president and associate general counsel for Mastercard.

Before joining Mastercard in 2000, he was an associate in the New York and London offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Tim is a member of the board of trustees for the National Urban League, the board of directors for the U.S.-Russia Business Council and the board of directors for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the International Monetary Fund’s External Advisory Group on Surveillance, Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the 2018 Policyowners’ Examining Committee, Northwestern Mutual.

Tim was named a Legend in Law in 2018 by the Burton Foundation.

He received a JD degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a BA degree in political science from Amherst College.

Javier Perez , , , President, Europe

Javier Perez is president of Mastercard Europe and a member of the company’s management committee. He is responsible for the Europe region and Global Accounts, encompassing 53 countries and working with 9,000 Mastercard financial institutions. He also helped establish the World Food Programme-Mastercard partnership.

Before taking his current role in 2006, Javier was president of the Latin America and Caribbean region, achieving significant growth.

Previously, Javier was the general manager of the customer division for Mastercard Europe. He was responsible for all regional business developments across the continent, including branding, distribution, sponsorship and products, and was a founding member of EMVCo. He joined Mastercard in 1996.

Javier began his banking career with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA). While at BBVA, he held various top level international positions including country executive for Tokyo and Hong Kong operations; president of the bank’s Miami subsidiary, managing bank operations in Latin America and Southeast U.S.; head of payment systems, commercial banking and new banking products in Spain; and international area head for the Asia, Middle East and Africa regions.

He also has served in executive positions at Banca Catalana, Banco Directo, Lider Direct Marketing, Lider Telemarketing, Lider Advertising and Visa International.

He also has participated as a member of the board of directors for a number of Spanish banking and insurance groups including Europay España, Visa España, Banco de Negócios, Banco de Crédito Local, Caja Postal, Banco Industrial, Banco de Crédito Agrícola, Banco de Alicante, Seguros Plus Ultra and the Spanish Prison Board.

A native of Spain, Javier has master’s degrees from the ESADE University, Spain and Thunderbird School of Global Management USA.

Jennifer Rademaker , , , Executive Vice President, Customer Delivery

Jennifer Rademaker is executive vice president of global customer delivery for Mastercard.  In this role, she is responsible for delivering the company’s products and solutions to issuers, acquirers, merchants and partners through a streamlined and consistent experience. Jennifer serves on the company’s management committee.

Prior to assuming this role in 2017, Jennifer was responsible for the technical consulting and customer service activities across the United States and Canada. Earlier in her tenure, she led the management, development and commercialization of consumer and commercial products for Mastercard Europe, as well as roles in strategy and development.

She brings more than 25 years of global experience in payments and financial services, with positions at Experian, American Express, and First USA/Bank One. Her background includes credit underwriting, product pricing and profitability, analysis and modeling, marketing and product management. Before joining Mastercard in 2007, Jennifer was the chief credit officer at African Bank in South Africa. 

She is also the author of a comic book series published in South Africa that educates children on good financial habits and life skills.

Jennifer serves on the board of directors of the American Red Cross in Greater New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science in statistics from Lehigh University and a Master of Science in statistics from Iowa State University.

Raja Rajamannar , , , Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President, Healthcare Business

Raja Rajamannar is the chief marketing and communications officer for Mastercard and president of the company’s healthcare business.  He is responsible for successfully leading the company’s marketing transformation, including the integration of the marketing and communication functions, the development of its Priceless experiential platforms, and the creation and deployment of cutting edge marketing-led business models into the core of the company.  Raja serves on the company’s management committee.

Raja has overseen the successful evolution of Mastercard’s identity for the digital age, pioneering Mastercard’s move to become a symbol brand and launching its breakthrough sonic brand platform.

With more than 30 years of experience as a global executive, Raja has been recognized for driving business transformation across a variety of geographies and multiple industries, including consumer products, financial services and healthcare. Prior to Mastercard, he served as chief transformation officer of the health insurance firm Anthem (formerly WellPoint) and served as chief innovation and marketing officer at Humana. Earlier in his career, Raja held senior management roles with Asian Paints, Unilever and Citibank.

Raja is among the Forbes 2018 Top 5 World’s Most Influential CMOs, Business Insider’s Top 25 World’s Most Innovative CMOs and one of AdWeek’s most tech-savvy CMOs. Most recently, he was named as the 2018 WFA Global Marketer of the Year. Raja is a member of the board of directors of PPL Corporation and Bon Secours Mercy Health. He is an inductee to The CMO Club 2018 CMO Hall of Fame and serves on the boards of the New York City Ballet, Cintrifuse and ANA. Raja also recently assumed the honorary role as president of the World Federation of Advertisers.

Blake Rosenthal , , , Executive Vice President, Acceptance Solutions

Blake Rosenthal is executive vice president of Acceptance Solutions for Mastercard. In this role, she is responsible for developing and driving the strategies, services and solutions that further the company’s role in the merchant and acceptance ecosystem worldwide. She also serves on the company’s management committee.

Previously at Mastercard, Blake led the global debit products organization. Prior to that role, she was responsible for global product management for consumer products, ensuring technology investments were strategically aligned with key business and market needs.

Before joining Mastercard, Blake was a senior account executive at Visa, where she was responsible for managing and growing the relationship of a top issuer. Prior to that, she spent 11 years at Citi in a variety of leadership roles across the U.S. and international consumer banks.

She is on the steering committee of the 30% Club, a group of business leaders committed to advancing gender balance at all levels of their organizations through voluntary actions. 

Blake is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Communications.

Ari Sarker , , , Co-President, Asia Pacific

In his capacity as co-president for Asia Pacific at Mastercard, Ari Sarker leads the Southeast Asia and South Asia region, overseeing all of the company’s activities in these regions including sales, business development, business strategy and relationships with card issuers, public policy, governments, merchants and merchant acquirers. He is also a member of the company’s management committee.

Ari has been with Mastercard for seven years and until June 2015 was Mastercard’s division president for South Asia and country corporate officer, India. Ari provided leadership to the South Asia team to drive core business growth and executing on the nascent but fast rising emerging payments opportunities.

In his initial role in Mastercard as head of Network Processing for AP & MEA, Ari developed significant engagement across the markets through various partnership discussions with domestic switches and regulators on building an open vibrant payment market environment. In addition, he has played an active role in leading, managing and identifying new equity investment opportunities covering switch acquisitions to acquisition/partnership in other areas of the business including bill payment, prepaid and transit across the region.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Ari spent more than 12 years with GE in a variety of senior roles in accounting, audit, corporate finance and private equity across several key markets in the Americas, Europe, & Asia Pacific. In his last role prior to Mastercard, Ari led the GE Private Equity business in India. His first role after university was working in the financial services group of Price Waterhouse in their London office.

Ari is an independent board director with the following companies: Airtel Payments Bank Limited (India); Cuscal Limited (Australia); and Analec Singapore Pte Limited, a fintech company.

He is on the advisory board of the Singapore Management University Lee Kong Chian School of Business (SMU-LKCSB). He is also on the board of the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC).

Ari is a B. Com (Hons) graduate from Delhi University, an MBA from Cardiff University, and is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Andrea Scerch , , , President, Consumer Products and Processing

Andrea Scerch leads Mastercard’s global Consumer Products and Processing team. In this role, he oversees the company’s consumer credit, debit and prepaid products, delivering people an easier, more secure and more efficient way to make everyday purchases.

Andrea also has responsibility for a central group of processing assets, including Payment Gateway Services, enabling merchants to accept digital payments across multiple channels and markets; Payment Transaction Services, the technology helping issuers and acquirers process payments; and Prepaid Management Services, an end-to-end prepaid program manager. He sits on the company’s management committee.

Prior to this role, Andrea led Mastercard Payment Gateway Services, where he was instrumental in transforming the business into a successful global business with a strong growth trajectory. In this capacity, he also spearheaded the integration of multiple businesses, including Transaction Network Services, which was acquired in 2014.

Andrea joined Mastercard in 2005 as the head of strategy for Europe before assuming the role of division president for Central Europe markets (Italy, Alpine, Greece and Germany). Under his leadership, the company strengthened its position across the region, achieved strong growth and successfully deployed new payment technology in the markets.

Before joining Mastercard, Andrea was an associate principal at McKinsey & Company in Italy, where he worked with large, pan-European retail banks leading strategic projects on key business topics. Earlier in his career, Andrea was a financial analyst with Consob, Capital Markets Divisions in Milan, and a senior auditor with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Rome, Italy.

Andrea holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and has a degree in Economics and Business Administration, from La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Raj Seshadri , , , President, U.S. Issuers

Raj Seshadri is president of U.S. Issuers, North America for Mastercard. In this role, she is responsible for managing and expanding our partnerships and business with banks and credit unions across the U.S. Raj is a member of the company’s management committee.

Raj joined Mastercard in April 2016. Prior to that, she was a managing director at Blackrock, as leader of the iShares U.S. retail ETF business and as the global chief marketing officer for iShares. Earlier in her career, Raj held roles at Citigroup in global strategy and small business banking; U.S. Trust in marketing, strategy and M&A; McKinsey & Company; and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Raj serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Raymond James Financial Inc., the Management Board for the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College and the Global Board of the American India Foundation. As an adjunct professor, she teaches at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.

Raj received a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in physics and mathematics, a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University.

Kevin Stanton , , , Chief Services Officer

Kevin Stanton is chief services officer at Mastercard, responsible for the company’s overall global strategy for services which includes loyalty and managed services, data and analytics, APT, Advisors consulting services, and the services vertical organizations (Financial Institutions, Retail & Commerce, and Government & Development). Kevin serves on the company’s management committee.

In his previous role, Kevin was the president of Mastercard Advisors and prior to joining Mastercard Advisors in 2010, Kevin served as president of the company's Canada region for six years. During this time, he initiated its evolution from a credit company to a payments company, establishing Mastercard as the fastest growing payments brand in Canada. In previous Mastercard roles, he served as senior vice president, strategy and market development for the Canada Region, and vice president, senior counsel and North America region counsel.

Before joining Mastercard, Kevin practiced law as an associate in the banking divisions of a number of leading Boston law firms.

Kevin holds a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a supporter of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and sits on the boards of The Royal Conservatory of Music and Royal St. George's College. Kevin also is a member of program advisory board, Master of Management Analytics, Queens School of Business.

Paul Stoddart , , , President, New Payment Platforms

Paul Stoddart is president of New Payment Platforms for Mastercard and a member of the company’s management committee.

In this role, he oversees the development and strategic integration of Mastercard’s real-time payments capabilities. Among these solutions are Vocalink’s account-based payments, cross-border payments, including the HomeSend joint venture, and Mastercard Send.

He also serves as executive chairman of Vocalink, a Mastercard company, having been its CEO for the previous two years.

Paul continually strives to push the boundaries of what’s possible in banking and payments, whilst recognizing the importance of performance and resilience in payment systems. In 2017, he was named chief executive officer of Vocalink following the company’s acquisition by Mastercard. Paul originally joined Vocalink as managing director, responsible for strategy, corporate development and product.

Prior to Vocalink, he was co-head of corporate finance at Barclaycard. Earlier in his career, Paul spent 12 years at RBS, where he held senior roles in Group Corporate Development, Global Transaction Services and the company’s Worldpay division.

Paul has held several non-executive director roles in UK fintech, most recently for Invitation Digital, the UK's leading digital voucher and gifting business, and currently LoyalZoo, a leading digital loyalty solution for small and medium-sized merchants. He also sits on the UK Government Department for International Trade Fintech Board.

Paul holds a Masters of Business Administration from GSM London and received a bachelor’s degree in finance, banking and insurance from Bangor University.

Craig Vosburg , , , President, North America

Craig Vosburg is president of North America for Mastercard, overseeing the company's customer-facing activities in the United States and Canada, including sales, business development, strategy and relationship management with issuers, merchants, digital partners, governments and acquirers. He sits on the company’s management committee.

Prior to assuming this role, he served as the company’s chief product officer leading the development, commercialization and management of the company’s global core products offerings, which include consumer credit and debit, commercial, prepaid and loyalty solutions.

Craig brings global experience to the role gained through a decade of working in the Asia Pacific region with Mastercard, and earlier in his career with Bain & Company and A.T. Kearney.

He originally joined Mastercard in 2006 as head of Mastercard Advisors in Southeast Asia, Greater China, and South Asia/Middle East/Africa. In 2008, he was named managing director of the Mastercard Advisors business in the U.S. and Canada. In 2010, Craig was named group executive, U.S. Market Development, responsible for managing and building relationships within the merchant and acquiring community.

Earlier in his career, Craig was a senior member of the Financial Services practices with Bain & Company and A.T. Kearney, and was a vice president at CoreStates Financial Corporation.

Craig is a past David Rockefeller Fellow at the Partnership for New York City and currently sits on the board of directors of the New York Botanical Garden and Sultana Education Foundation. He holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University.

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