President, U.S. Issuers
Raj Seshadri is president of U.S. Issuers, North America for Mastercard. In this role, she is responsible for managing and expanding our partnerships and business with banks and credit unions across the U.S. She also is a member of the company’s management committee.
Raj joined Mastercard in April 2016. Most recently, she was a managing director at BlackRock as leader of the iShares U.S. retail ETF business and prior to that, as the global chief marketing officer for iShares. Earlier in her career, she held roles at Citigroup in global strategy and small business banking; U.S. Trust in marketing, strategy and M&A; McKinsey & Company; and AT&T Bell Laboratories.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Raj is a member of the management board for the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a member of the board of trustees of Mount Holyoke College and sits on the advisory board of SAYA!. As an adjunct professor, she teaches in the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
Raj received a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in physics and mathematics, a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University.