Mastercard names Michelle Meyer as chief economist and head of the Mastercard Economics Institute

November 29, 2023 | Purchase, N.Y.

Meyer will drive macroeconomic, financial, policy and market thought leadership enterprise-wide.

Mastercard today announced that Michelle Meyer has been named the company's chief economist and head of the Mastercard Economics Institute, a macro-economic think tank, enabling deeper and meaningful engagements with customers, partners, and policymakers. In this role, Meyer and her team will be responsible for developing and delivering differentiated economic, financial, policy and market thought leadership globally for customers and Mastercard. Meyer will oversee a growing team of economists, data scientists, visual artists and storytellers to develop public and proprietary economic reporting derived from Mastercard’s global network and proven external data sources. 

"The Mastercard Economics Institute helps businesses make sense of the macroeconomic climate and derive relevant information to address their needs," said Raj Seshadri, president, Data & Services. “I have no doubt Michelle’s expertise and acute economic perspective will bring our global insights and analyses to new heights for our customers.”  

Meyer joined Mastercard in 2022 as chief economist for North America, providing targeted insights and expertise for customers and businesses across segments in the region. Prior to joining Mastercard, Meyer was the head of U.S. Economics at Bank of America Global Research and was senior U.S. economist at Barclays Capital, experience that positions her strongly in this new role. 

About Mastercard (NYSE: MA)

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.