Michael Miebach, President of Mastercard, is responsible for overseeing the sales, marketing, products, services, and technology organizations for the company. Mastercard’s Board unanimously elected Michael to succeed Ajay Banga as Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2021.
Michael brings deep expertise in digital innovation, emerging technologies, regulation, fintech, and financial services to forge innovative partnerships across the ecosystem. He has a wealth of insights and global experience from a 25-year career spanning payments and banking services and technology.
As Chief Product Officer, Michael helped transform the company’s offerings from consumer cards to providing a variety of multi-rail payment solutions. Michael has been a key driver in developing and executing the strategy to evolve and diversify Mastercard, leading the acquisition of Vocalink and the pending transaction with Nets--to address a broader set of payment flows.
His collaborative approach creates scalable and trusted solutions for the exchange of payments and data towards a more inclusive digital economy where everyone is connected, and everyone can thrive.
He previously led Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa and held senior roles at both Barclays Bank and Citibank.
He is a member of the digital advisory council of Fannie Mae, which makes sustainable homeownership and workforce rental housing a reality for millions of Americans, and a member of the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Accion which gives people across the world the financial tools and services they need to prosper. Both roles give Michael the opportunity to pursue his passion for bringing more people greater opportunities in the formal economy. Michael is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House New York City, a charity that offers vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being treated by the world’s leading pediatric cancer hospitals.
Michael holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Passau in Germany. He lives with his family in New York.
Mark Barnett is President of Mastercard Europe and a member of the company’s management committee since 1 June 2020. He is responsible for the overall success of the only true multi-rail payments technology company, across a region that encompasses 53 countries and serves over 950 million people through partnerships with retailers, financial institutions and businesses.
In this role, Mark leads a business focused on doing well, doing good and making people’s lives easier by delivering simple and secure ways to pay and by fostering a culture where he drives new technology and innovation to position Mastercard as the partner of choice.
Mark joined Mastercard in 2003 and has held various roles. Prior to his current role, Mark was the President of the Mastercard UK, Ireland, Nordics and Baltics Division.
Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the retail banking and payments industry. Most of his client work has been at board level; developing payments strategy, designing innovative new products, advising card schemes and processors, supporting government payment initiatives and implementing major transformation programs.
Mark has an MBA from Imperial College Business School, University of London, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, also from London University.
Ling Hai is co-president of International Markets for Mastercard and sits on the company’s global management committee. In his new role, he is focused on advancing business strategy, sales, business development, product management and engagements with customers and regulators across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
For the seven years prior to this role, he served as co-president of Mastercard’s Asia Pacific region, leading the local delivery of the company’s strategy and business activities. In this role, he achieved significant growth for Mastercard’s business in China and oversaw the company’s efforts to achieve market leadership position in Australia.
Previously, he served as president of Enterprise Partnerships, based in London. Ling Hai originally joined Mastercard in 2010 to serve as division president of Greater China, a role he held for four-and-a-half years.
Ling Hai is a Chairman of Mastercard-NUCC, a joint venture company in bankcard switching headquartered in Beijing. He is an officer of Mastercard Asia/Pacific (Australia) Pty Ltd, as well as a director of the board of Cuscal Limited.
He also serves as a trustee on The College of Saint Rose Board of Trustees. In addition, he is a senior advisory board member of CDIB Capital International, an investment company, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and fellow of its China Fellowship Program.
Ling Hai graduated from the College of Saint Rose in New York and obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
Raghu Malhotra is co-president of International Markets at Mastercard, and a member of both Mastercard’s Executive Leadership Team, which sets and oversees the company’s strategy and priorities, and Mastercard’s Management Committee, which ensures the implementation and delivery of the company’s strategic priorities at a global scale.
Malhotra is responsible for advancing Mastercard’s business strategy, sales, business development, product management and engagements with customers and regulators in more than 200 markets across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Since joining Mastercard in 2000, he has held several leadership roles across geographies and functions. Most recently, as president for the Middle East and Africa, he drove the company’s global strategy across the region.
Under his leadership, Mastercard has expanded its collaboration with central governments and public sector authorities, partnering to enhance the region’s infrastructure and digital ecosystem. This includes developing a number of ‘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 and introducing new energy and agriculture digital solutions to enable greater access and financial inclusion.
Prior to joining Mastercard, he served in a variety of roles at Citicorp, American Express and ANZ Grindlays Bank.
Malhotra is a member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry International Advisory Council. Amongst other board and advisory positions, he sits on the board of directors of the US-Africa Business Center US Chamber of Commerce, is a board observer at Network International and is a member of the World Economic Forum Africa Business Council.
He has received numerous prestigious accolades, including being named among the region’s top business leaders by Forbes consecutively from 2014 to 2021.
He holds an honors degree in Commerce and an MBA and is an alumnus of the University of Delhi, University of Melbourne and Harvard Business School.