Buy, New York – (work wire) – Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Harriet Talwar as independent director, effective April 1, 2022.
“Harriet is a unique and highly successful leader in consumer payments and the digital and traditional banking worlds,” said Merritt Jano, independent chair of the MasterCard Board of Directors. “His achievements in payments speak for themselves, as he has delivered results and consumer value at every step of his global and pioneering career. We expect his expertise to deepen the board’s ability to provide direction to the company for the next phase of our growth.”
Throughout his 35-year career, Talwar has held various leadership positions in payments and retail banking around the world. Most recently, he led the creation of Marcus, Goldman Sachs’ first consumer company. In just five years, Marcus became one of the largest new banks in the world.
Previously, he was Chief Marketing Officer of Discover Financial Services and Head of the US Cards Business Division for the company. He also served as Managing Director of Morgan Stanley’s International Consumer Banking Group after a 15-year stint at Citi, which saw him lead business across Europe, India, the Middle East and North America.
He is currently the Co-Chair of the American India Foundation and a member of the Global Board of Trustees of the Asia Society. He is also the founder and member of the Board of Trustees of Ashoka University, a liberal arts school focused on helping students prepare to be ethical leaders in an increasingly complex world.
Talwar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
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