Ajay Banga

CEO of Mastercard
Ajay Banga is CEO of Mastercard and a member of its board of directors, and will become executive chairman of the board of directors in January 2021.

Why you should listen

With his remarkable tenure as Mastercard CEO, Ajay Banga knows what he's talking about when it comes to driving growth. But more remarkable is the way he's done well by doing good -- namely, finding commercially sustainable ways to connect everyone, everywhere to the digital economy.

Prior to Mastercard, Ajay Banga served as CEO 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. He is a cofounder 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. He is a founding trustee of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and is Chairman Emeritus of the American India Foundation. He served as a member of President Obama's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and is a past member of the US President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

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Symbiotic: The talks of TED@BCG 2020

October 23, 2020

How can we make advances in technology that don’t require massive job losses? Work with nature to protect both the planet and humanity? Ensure all people are treated equitably? In a day of talks, interviews and performances, 17 speakers and performers shared ideas about a future in which people, technology and nature thrive interdependently. The […]

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