Ajay S. Banga

President and Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

President, Chief Executive Officer and Member, Board of Directors, Mastercard. Co-Founder, Cyber Readiness Institute; First Vice-Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce; Trustee, United States Council for International Business. Founding Trustee, U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum; Member, U.S.-India CEO Forum; Chairman Emeritus, American India Foundation. Co-Chair, Partnership for New York City. Former Member: President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity; U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Recipient: Padma Shri Award (2016); Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2019); Foreign Policy Association Medal (2012). Fellow, Foreign Policy Association. Member: Board of Overseers, Weill Cornell Medical College; Board of Governors, American Red Cross. Director, Dow and member of its Compensation and Governance Committees. Formerly, Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup Asia-Pacific; also held a variety of senior management roles in the United States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa; also oversaw the company’s efforts in microfinance. Began career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years, worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing and general management. Also spent two years with PepsiCo, was instrumental in launching its fast food franchises in India as the economy liberalized. Graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.