Mastercard Incorporated announced that its board of directors has named Harit Talwar as an independent director, effective April 1, 2022. Throughout his 35-year career, Talwar has held various payments and consumer banking leadership positions across the globe. Most recently, he led the creation of Marcus, Goldman Sachs first consumer business. In just five years, Marcus became one of the worlds larger neobanks. Previously, he was chief marketing officer of Discover Financial Services and president of the companys U.S. cards business. He also served as managing director of Morgan Stanleys Consumer Banking Group International following a 15-year tenure at Citi, which saw him leading businesses across Europe, India, the Middle East and North America.
He currently serves as co-chairman of the American India Foundation and sits on the Asia Societys global board of trustees.