Tara Nathan

Executive Vice President, Humanitarian & Development, Mastercard, Mastercard

BSFS, Georgetown School of Foreign Service; MBA, Wharton School of Business. Formerly: diplomat in the US Foreign Service, serving in posts in Taiwan, Japan and China; headed Citigroup’s cross-sell business and also held various management roles across Citigroup’s retail banking business, including Commercial Banking, Risk, and Operations; Chief Executive Officer, Mobile Payment Solutions, a Mastercard/Smart Hub joint venture, leading the innovation and commercial development of the Mastercard Mobile Payments Gateway, an open mobile payment processing platform designed to facilitate mobile payments for consumers around the world, particularly important for consumers in emerging economies who do not have access to modern forms of commerce. Currently, Group Executive, Executive Vice-President, Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard; leads the company’s strategy to build partnerships with governments and international development organizations. The team innovates new technical and commercial solutions tackling pressing development issues such as humanitarian response, financial identity and government efficiency and transparency. These sustainable solutions further Mastercard’s commitment to create inclusive economic growth across the globe.