The FINANCIAL — Mastercard on December 22 announced that Shamina Singh, president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, will assume oversight of the company’s sustainability efforts in addition to her current responsibilities, effective immediately.
In this newly created role, Singh will lead the creation and execution of a sustainability strategy, taking into consideration how the company operates in the current social, cultural and economic context, according to Mastercard.
“We have built a world-class reputation for not only advancing the global discussion on the importance of inclusive growth, but also the development and delivery of practical solutions in markets across the world,” said Tim Murphy, general counsel, Mastercard. “With Shamina’s leadership, we look to take a similar approach and role in addressing critical sustainability issues related to our organization.”
Singh originally joined Mastercard in 2013 to lead the company’s efforts to digitize social subsidies programs in more than 40 countries. She was named executive director of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth in December 2013, a role she held until being appointed to her current role this past July.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Singh drove public affairs and community development efforts for Nike and Citigroup. During a 15-year career in the public sector, she held senior positions in the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 2015, she was appointed to a six-year term on the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency responsible for engaging more than five million citizens in community service.
Singh is an alumna of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders program and currently serves on its Council on Economic Growth and Social Inclusion. She currently serves on the board of Global Health Corps and the advisory boards of Data & Society and the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University. She is a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute.
Singh holds an M.P.A. from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a B.S. from Old Dominion University.