Shamina Singh
Founder & President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Executive Vice President, Sustainability


For more than 20 years, Shamina Singh has been on the front line of developing and implementing solutions to make the global economy work for everyone, everywhere. Shamina is the founder and president of the Center for Inclusive Growth, the social impact hub of Mastercard. She also serves as executive vice president of Sustainability and is a member of the company’s Management Committee.

Since 2014, she has led the Center with a remit to leverage Mastercard’s data, technology, capital and expertise for social impact. In her role as executive vice president for Sustainability, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the environmental, social and governance strategy across the company, including linking ESG metrics to compensation for all employees.

In 2018, Mastercard created the Mastercard Impact Fund with an initial $500 million investment. Shamina was named president and charged with activating those philanthropic dollars to advance inclusive growth and financial inclusion around the world. Her leadership has contributed to Mastercard’s global leadership and reputation of doing well by doing good.

Currently, she sits on the boards of ADL, a global anti-hate organization, and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, Texas. She serves on the advisory boards of several organizations, including Data and Society, The Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship, and the New York Department of Financial Services Innovation Advisory Board. She has been named to the Financial Times Top 100 LGBT+ Executives and Fast Company’s Queer 50 lists.

Deeply committed to public service, Shamina has held senior positions in the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives. Shamina was executive director for the historic first President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, which was created by executive order in 1999 and has been renewed by each president since. In 2015, Shamina was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a six-year term on the Board of AmeriCorps, a $1 billion independent agency that places more than  270,000 volunteers with social sector organizations across the U.S. She served as chair for two years.

Shamina is a lifelong learner who has studied at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and the Indian School of Business. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University and a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. She received the alumni of distinction award from both institutions. Shamina is also a Henry Crown Fellow with The Aspen Institute.