President, U.S. Issuers
Raj Seshadri is responsible for managing and expanding the company’s partnerships and business with banks and credit unions across the United States. She also sits on the company’s Management Committee.
Seshadri joined MasterCard in April 2016, following a career at Blackrock. Most recently, she was a managing director, leading the company’s iShares U.S. retail ETF business. Prior to that role, she served as the global chief marketing officer for iShares.
Earlier in her career, Seshadri 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, Seshadri sits on the board of directors of SAYA!, a New York-based organization helping students of South Asian descent achieve their academic and leadership potential. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where she teaches marketing of financial services.
She 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.