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Shamina Singh    

Founder & President of the Center for Inclusive Growth at MasterCard, Executive Vice President of Sustainability at Mastercard

For more than 20 years, Shamina Singh has been on the frontlines of developing and implementing solutions to make the global economy work for everyone, everywhere. Shamina is the Founder & President of the Center for Inclusive Growth, the philanthropic hub of Mastercard. She also serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Sustainability.

Since 2014, Shamina has led the Center with a remit to leverage Mastercard’s data, technology, capital and expertise for social impact. In her role as EVP for Sustainability, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the environmental, social and governance strategy across the company, as well as integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into Mastercard’s core objectives.

In 2018, Mastercard pledged $500 million to advance inclusive growth around the world. Shamina is charged with activating those philanthropic dollars through the newly-created, non-profit Mastercard Impact Fund. In these roles, she is responsible for advancing equitable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world.

In 2015, Shamina was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a six-year term on the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service. She is a graduate of the Presidential Leadership Fellows program, an alum of the Young Global Leaders program of the World Economic Forum, a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute, and currently sits on the boards of the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University and Data & Society. She has twice been named to the Financial Times’ Top 100 LGBT+ Executives.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Shamina led Government and Public Affairs for Nike and spent five years with Citi’s Global Community Development Group. Over a 15-year career in the public sector, Shamina has held senior positions in the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives.

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