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For more than 20 years, Shamina Singh has been focused on making 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 to develop an impact model that leverages 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 pledged $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 Data and Society, The Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship; and NEON, an organization committed to dismantling structural racism in the United States. She has been named to the Financial Times’ Top 100 LGBT+ Executives and Fast Company's Queer 50 lists.
Shamina has held senior positions in the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2015, she 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 has studied at Harvard, Yale, 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.