Raghu Malhotra
Raghu Malhotra

Raghu Malhotra

President, Middle East and Africa


Raghu Malhotra is president, Middle East and Africa for MasterCard. Based in Dubai, Mr. Malhotra is responsible for driving the evolution of the company’s technologies and delivering increased value to MasterCard stakeholders in markets across the region. He sits on the company’s Global Management & Operating Committees.

Mr. Malhotra joined MasterCard in 2000 and has held a variety of leadership roles, spanning General Management, Marketing, Business and Product development across multiple geographies in Asia, Middle East and Africa. He was most recently the Division President, Middle East & North Africa. Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. Malhotra worked for Citicorp Credit, American Express and ANZ Grindlays Bank in a variety of leadership roles across the Consumer Franchise and Financial Services businesses.

Mr. Malhotra holds a variety of board and advisory positions across international markets, including being a member of the board of directors of INJAZ Al-Arab Middle East and North Africa, an organization focused on building youth entrepreneurial skills in the region. Mr. Malhotra was ranked as one of the top Indian Leaders in the region by Forbes in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Mr. Malhotra graduated with an honors degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi and earned an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. He also has management training from IMD, Lausanne.