Raj Seshadri
Chief Commercial Payments Officer


Raj Seshadri is chief commercial payments officer at Mastercard, and a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team and Management Committee. She is responsible for Commercial & New Payment Flows focused on bringing the same safe and seamless experience consumers have come to expect in retail carded payments to commercial and corporate customers.

With Raj’s leadership, the Commercial & New Payment Flows team delivers market-leading assets and rapid innovation across a dynamic innovative landscape that includes commercial cards (SME, T&E, Purchasing, Fleet, Virtual), B2B payables and receivables, bill payments, and domestic and cross-border money movement solutions.

Previously, Raj was president of Mastercard’s global Data & Services team, helping to enhance the value of payments and enable customers to make smarter decisions with better outcomes, using a unique range of data-driven platforms and capabilities. She joined Mastercard as president of U.S. Issuers, where she led the growth of payments and services with banks and credit unions in a very competitive market. 

Earlier in her career, Raj led BlackRock’s US iShares business and was the global chief marketing officer for iShares. Prior to that, she had leadership roles at Citigroup, in global strategy, CitiBusiness Banking and Commercial Banking, as well as at U.S. Trust, McKinsey & Company, and Bell Laboratories.

Raj serves on the board of directors of Raymond James Financial Inc., the board of trustees of Mount Holyoke College, the board of the New York Philharmonic, and the global board of the American India Foundation. Raj received a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in physics and mathematics, a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University.