Shamina Singh, the founder and president of Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth and the company’s executive vice president of Sustainability, was today appointed to serve as a member of the President’s Export Council, part of the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration.
“I am deeply honored to join the group of esteemed leaders that make up the President’s Export Council,” Singh says. “From the earliest days of my career, I’ve gravitated toward work that helps create long-lasting and inclusive prosperity for people and economies in the U.S. and around the world.
“Through that work, and particularly at Mastercard, I’ve learned how dialogue between the public and private sector can open bigger doors more widely than many other approaches, and I’ve seen firsthand the catalytic impact that can result from effective cross-sector partnership. I look forward to bringing this perspective to the Council, serving the Administration and having an opportunity to advance America’s economic interests across the globe.”
Mastercard is focused on fostering economic opportunity by unleashing the promise and possibility of technology and digital financial services. The company harnesses the power of its global network to support financial inclusion through commercially viable products and services, and all its efforts are guided by a commitment to connect 1 billion individuals and 50 million small businesses to the digital economy by 2025.
The President’s Export Council serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade. The Council advises the president of government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance, promotes export expansion and provides a forum for discussing and resolving trade-related problems among the business, industrial, agricultural, labor and government sectors.
At Mastercard, Singh has drawn on over 20 years of global experience to develop a unique social impact model that leverages the assets of the public and private sector. In 2018, Mastercard created the Mastercard Impact Fund with an initial $500 million investment. Singh was named president and charged with activating those philanthropic dollars to advance inclusive growth and financial inclusion around the world. Her leadership has contributed to Mastercard’s global leadership and reputation of doing well by doing good.
Singh’s full biography is available here.
About the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth advances equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. We leverage the company’s core assets and competencies, including data insights, expertise and technology, while administering the philanthropic Mastercard Impact Fund, to produce independent research, scale global programs and empower a community of thinkers, leaders and doers on the front lines of inclusive growth. For more information and to receive our latest insights, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and subscribe to its newsletter.
About Mastercard (NYSE: MA)
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.