Ajaypal S. Banga is a businessperson who founded Cyber Readiness Institute and who has been at the helm of 5 different companies. Presently, Mr. Banga occupies the position of Chief Executive Officer & Director at Mastercard, Inc., Chief Executive Officer at Mastercard International, Inc. (a subsidiary of Mastercard, Inc.) and Vice Chairman & Member at The Business Council.
He is also Co-Chairman for American India Foundation, Member of The Economic Club of New York, Member of Weill Cornell Medical College and Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. and on the board of 9 other companies.
In the past Mr. Banga was President-Retail Banking Division at Citigroup North America, Inc., Member of US India CEO Forum, Chief Executive Officer-Asia Pacific at Citigroup, Inc., Principal at Nestlé India Ltd., Business Head at OneMain Financial, Inc., Marketing Director of PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt Ltd., Co-Chairman for The Partnership for New York City and Member-International Business Council at Forum Mondial de L'Economie.
He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management.