President, Middle East and Africa
Raghu Malhotra is president, Middle East and Africa for Mastercard and sits on the company’s management committee. Based in Dubai, Raghu is responsible for driving the evolution of the company’s technologies and delivering increased value to Mastercard stakeholders across 69 markets.
Raghu 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, Raghu worked for Citicorp Credit, American Express and ANZ Grindlays Bank in a variety of leadership roles across the consumer franchise and financial services businesses.
Raghu holds a variety of board and advisory positions across international markets. He is a member of the board of directors of INJAZ Al-Arab (JA Worldwide) Middle East and North Africa, an organization focused on building youth entrepreneurial skills in the region and also has an advisory role in the Rwandan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning’s Informal Sector Pensions Project.
Raghu was ranked as one of the top Indian leaders in the region by Forbes in 2014 to 2017.
Raghu 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.