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Parag Mehta is Executive Director of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. He leads a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring fair and lasting economic growth around the world and who work to leverage the competencies and assets of Mastercard to achieve the same. Parag is responsible for implementing the strategic vision of the Center and overseeing its programs, data & research and strategic engagement.
For nearly two decades, Parag has been a leader in creating positive social impact. From shaping evidence-based public policies to organizing large-scale social change movements, he has worked with diverse groups of stakeholders to advance the common good.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Parag served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Surgeon General. He also spent more than four years directing communications for a civil rights agency in the U.S. Department of Labor and served on Barack Obama’s presidential transition team. Parag has been a member of the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service and held a number of leadership positions in advocacy organizations and political campaigns. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University and a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.