Raj Dhamodharan
Raj Dhamodharan

Raj Dhamodharan

Group Head, Digital Payments and Labs, Asia/Pacific


Raj Dhamodharan is Group Head of Digital Payments and Labs, Asia/Pacific. In this role, Raj is responsible for Mastercard’s digital payment products and strategy in the region including MasterPass, contactless payments, e-commerce, mobile commerce, person-to-person payments, In Control and chip products. He also oversees Mastercard’s innovation arm, Mastercard Labs, in Asia Pacific where he spearheads innovation projects from conception to market roll out.

In his previous role as the regional head of Mobile and e-Commerce for Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Raj led the successful roll out of MasterPass and Mobile NFC wallets across the region, as well as established various commercial partnerships including the partnership with C-SAM which led to its eventual acquisition.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Raj worked at Visa in various product and technology leadership roles in mobile, ecommerce and loyalty areas. Prior to that Raj co-founded and ran Think Business Networks, a telecom software company in Silicon Valley that built products for MNOs across the world.

Raj holds several patents in the field of loyalty marketing/advertising and payments.

Raj graduated from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology. He also holds MBA degrees from the Columbia Business School, Columbia University, NY and Hass Business School and University of California, Berkeley.