Ajay Banga

Executive Chairman at MasterCard, Inc.

Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

Executive Chairman at MasterCard, Inc.

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Career Highlights

Citigroup North America, Inc.
MasterCard, Inc.
Citigroup, Inc.

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Number of Boards

35

Birthday

1959 - Khadki, India

Age

62

Number of Awards

13

Relationships
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Founding Partner at Project Applecart LLC

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Starr Foundation

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Executive Chairman at International Business Machines Corporation

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Former Director & Executive Vice President at Citibank NA (New York)

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at PepsiCo, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

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Chief Executive Officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Dean at Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs

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Co-Founder at American India Foundation

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Founder at M. Klein & Co. LLC

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Executive Chairman at MasterCard, Inc.
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Asian University for Women Support Foundation operates as a non-profit organization that serves as the principal fundraising arm of the Asian University for Women. It offers liberal arts education and leadership development to young women from all across Asia and the Middle East. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Sibling

Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC is a private equity firm located in New York City. The firm is a subsidiary of Clayton Dubilier & Rice Holdings LP. Their investors include financial institutions, university endowments and corporate and public pension funds.

Education
BA in Economics with Honors

University of Delhi is a premier Indian educational institution, with a status so high that president of India serves as the Visitor.

Graduate

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad or IIM-A) is a public business school located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It was the second Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to be established, after IIM Calcutta.[8] It is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in India and in the Asia-Pacific region.[9][10][11] Established in 1961, the institute offers Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Management and Agri-Business Management, a Doctoral (Fellowship) Programme and a number of Executive Training Programmes.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

The Business Roundtable advocates public policies that ensure economic growth. It considers public policy issues which contains groups like the construction users anti-inflation roundtable, a group devoted to containing construction costs; and the labor law study committee, made up of labor relations executives of major companies. The Business Roundtable was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member
Current

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.

Career History
Executive Chairman
2009 - Current

MasterCard is a technology company and payments industry leader. For more than four decades, we have been a driving force at the heart of commerce, making the global economy safer, more efficient, more inclusive and more transparent for all. Consumers, merchants, business partners and governments in markets around the world have reaped the benefits of our innovative products and solutions which, simply put, are designed to make life easier

Director
Current

The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has provided timely and objective analysis of, and concrete solutions to, a wide range of international economic problems. It is one of the very few think tanks that are widely regarded as "nonpartisan" by the press and "neutral" by the US Congress. Its research staff has been cited by the quality media more than that of any other such institution. It was voted "best think tank in the world" in 2008 by the first global survey of over 5,000 such institutions and again in 2011 by the British magazine Prospect, whose selections are called "the Oscars of the think tank world" by the BBC. The Institute, attempts to anticipate emerging issues and to be ready with practical ideas, presented in user-friendly formats, to inform and shape public debate. Its audience includes government officials and legislators, business and labor leaders, management and staff at international organizations, university-based scholars and their students, other research institutions and nongovernmental organizations, the media, and the public at large. It addresses these groups globally from its base in Washington, DC. The Institute’s staff of about 50 includes 20 senior researchers, all distinguished for their combination of research productivity and policy experience. The Institute’s agenda emphasizes global macroeconomic policy, international finance and exchange rates, trade and investment, energy and the environment, and area studies of key economic regions. Institute staff and research cover all key regions—especially Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as the United States itself and with special reference to China, India, Korea, and Russia. Current priority is attached to the global financial and economic crisis and especially its European component; debt and recovery; the growing role of China in the world economy; the economic dimensions of the Arab Spring; globalization and its political controversies; global imbalances and exchange rates; national and international financial regulations; export competitiveness; reform of the international economic and financial architecture; sovereign wealth funds; and trade negotiations at the multilateral, regional, and bilateral levels. Institute studies have helped provide the intellectual foundation for many of the major international policy initiatives of the past three decades: reforms of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), including those initiated by the G-20 in 2009–10; adoption of international banking standards and broader financial regulatory reforms; the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and Trans-Pacific Partnership; the restoration and then extension of trade promotion authority in the United States; the development of the World Trade Organization; the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other US free trade agreements (including with Korea notably); initiation and implementation of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the United States and China; a series of United States–Japan negotiations; reform of sanctions policy; liberalization of US export controls and export credits, and specific trade issues such as permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) for China in 2000 and Russia in 2012, import protection for steel, and Buy American legislation in 2009. Other influential analyses have addressed economic reform in Europe, Japan, the former communist countries, and Latin America (including what became known as the Washington Consensus), the social impact of globalization and policy responses to it, outsourcing, corruption, foreign direct investment both into and out of the United States, global warming and international environmental policy, measures of currency manipulation and of equilibrium exchange rates, and the sources and growth of services trade.

President
1996 - Prior

Citigroup North America, Inc. provides banking services. It also provides personal credit services. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Hartford, CT.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2012 - 2015

The U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization representing America's top companies investing in India, joined by global Indian companies, with an aim to deepen trade and strengthen commercial ties. The U.S.-India Business Council is the principal interlocutor for industry operating in the U.S. and Indian marketplace, playing a critical role supporting U.S. Government initiatives that include the U.S.-India Economic Dialogue (CEO Forum), the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group, U.S.-India Energy Dialogue, the Defense Procurement & Production Group, and the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum. USIBC formulates an annual work plan that targets specific issues important to its member-companies, compiled from input derived from the 12 Executive Committees and Working Groups that meet regularly to assess progress on-the-ground and to devise strategies and prepare representations to advance sector-specific reforms in India. In addition, USIBC's Executive Committees organize industry missions to India to present to counterparts and the Government of India a united front to forge policy reform advances.

Member, Board of Directors
2007 - 2012

Mondelez International, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of snack food and beverage products. It operates through the following geographical segments: Latin America; Asia, Middle East, and Africa; Europe; and North America. Its products include beverages, biscuits, chocolate, gum & candy, cheese & grocery and meals. Its brands include but not limited to Nabisco, Oreo, and LU biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Milka chocolates; and Trident gum. The company was founded by James Lewis Kraft in 1903 is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
2007 - 2012

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. manufactured and marketed packaged food products. The company was founded in 1980 and was headquartered in Northfield, IL.

Member, Board of Trustees
2007 - Prior

National Urban League, Inc. provides economic empowerment and educational opportunities. It offers education, jobs, housing and health. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. offers community housing. Its offers include green communities, transit-oriented development, senior housing, supportive housing, rural and native American, building sustainable organizations, technical assistance and consulting, health and housing, asset management, tax credits, development and consulting, grants, conventional equity and community loan fund. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered Columbia, MD.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$50K - $100K
2019

The American India Foundation founded in 2001, is a nonprofit American organization that is devoted to accelerating social and economic change in India. The AIF has partnered with 227 of India’s NGOs to build a trusted network for implementation, scale, and sustainability while raising over $84 million since its inception. It is one of the largest secular, non-partisan American organizations supporting development work in India. AIF awards grants to education, livelihood, and public health projects in India – with emphases on elementary education, women’s empowerment, and HIV/AIDS, respectively. AIF has a program called Digital Equalizer which attempts to bridge the digital divide by providing computers, internet access and training to under-resourced Indian schools. It also funds the Service Corps Fellowship, renamed the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service to India on May 11, 2009, which sends skilled young Americans to work with NGOs in India for a ten-month period. The fellowship helps exchange technical skills, intellectual resources and helps increase the capacity of Indian NGOs to continue their work while giving American leaders a good understanding of India. The American India Foundation was founded by a group of Indian-Americans responding to the 2001 Gujarat earthquake. Former United States President Bill Clinton serves as the Honorary Chair, and has been involved in a number of AIF events; he was asked to get involved with the group by Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the wake of the earthquake.

$10K - $25K
2018

Pratham USA is a volunteer-driven organization with 14 chapters across the United States that raise awareness and mobilize financial resources for their work on the ground.

$25K - $50K
2018

Ronald McDonald House New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive, and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems.

Investments
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Ellevest, Inc. engages in the provision of investment advisory and portfolio management services. It offers wealth management services. The company was founded by Sallie Lee Krawcheck and Charlie H. Kroll in November 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #1
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #28
2014
Fortune Magazine - Business Person of the Year
Rank #64
2014
Harvard Business Review - 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World
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