Raj Seshadri leads Mastercard’s global Data & Services team. She is responsible globally for a
unique range of data-driven capabilities that help customers make smarter decisions with better
outcomes. These include analytics, insights, consulting, loyalty, marketing, innovation and test &
learn services and platforms. They enhance the value of payments, improve business
performance, and elevate consumer engagement for financial institutions, retail and commerce
firms, processors, acquirers, fintechs, neo-banks and public-sector institutions.
Raj serves on the company’s management committee. She joined Mastercard as president of
U.S. issuers, where she led the growth of payments and services with banks and credit unions
in a very competitive market. Previously, at BlackRock she led the iShares U.S. retail ETF
business and was the global chief marketing officer for iShares. Earlier in her career, Raj led
Citigroup’s global strategy team and small business banking. She also held leadership roles at
U.S. Trust, McKinsey & Company and AT&T Bell Laboratories.
She serves on the board of directors of Raymond James Financial Inc., the board of trustees of
Mount Holyoke College and the global board of the American India Foundation. Raj received a
bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in physics and mathematics, an MBA from
Stanford University and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University.