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For more than 20 years, Shamina Singh has been on the frontlines of developing and implementing solutions to make the global economy work for everyone, everywhere. Shamina is the Founder & President of the Center for Inclusive Growth, the philanthropic hub of Mastercard. She also serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Sustainability and is a member of the company’s Management Committee.
Since 2014, she has led the Center with a remit to leverage Mastercard’s data, technology, capital and expertise for social impact. In her role as EVP for Sustainability, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the environmental, social and governance strategy across the company.
In 2018, Mastercard made an initial investment of $500 million to create the Mastercard Impact Fund. Shamina was named President and charged with activating those philanthropic dollars to advance inclusive growth and financial inclusion around the world.
Currently, she sits on the Boards of ADL, a global anti-hate organization and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, TX. She serves on the Advisory Boards of several organizations, including the Ad Council of America, Data and Society, The Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship, and the New York Department of Financial Services Innovation Advisory Board. She has been named to the Financial Times’ Top 100 LGBT+ Executives and Fast Company's Queer 50 lists.
Deeply committed to public service, Shamina has held senior positions in the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2015, Shamina was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a six-year term on the Board of Americorps, a $1B independent agency that places over 270,000 volunteers with social sector organizations across the U.S. She served as Chair for two years.
Shamina is a lifelong learner who has studied at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and the Indian School of Business. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University and a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. She received the alumni of distinction award from both institutions due to her work in public service. Shamina is also a Henry Crown Fellow with The Aspen Institute.