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Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of MasterCard and a member of its board of directors.
Prior to joining MasterCard in 2009, Mr. Banga was chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific responsible for all businesses in the region, including institutional banking, alternative investments, wealth management, consumer banking and credit cards. He joined Citigroup in 1996 and held a variety of senior management roles in the United States, Asia Pacific, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. He was also responsible for Citi's brand marketing and from 2005-2009 oversaw its efforts in microfinance.
Mr. Banga began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing and general management. He also spent two years at Pepsico, where he was instrumental in launching its fast food franchises in India as the economy liberalized.
Mr. Banga is chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable and chairs its Information and Technology Initiative. In addition, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Advisory Board of the Moscow School of Management (Skolkovo), The Economic Club of New York and The Financial Services Roundtable. He also is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association.
From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Banga served on the board of directors of Kraft Foods. He has also served on the board of trustees of the Asia Society, the New York Hall of Science, and the National Urban League, among others. He received a B.A. in Economics from Delhi University where he graduated with honors and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Martina Hund-Mejean, Chief Financial Officer
Martina Hund-Mejean is chief financial officer for MasterCard Worldwide. In this position, she is responsible for all financial functions, including Corporate Controller, Corporate Planning & Financial Analysis, New Markets and Investments, Global Operations, Global Risk Management, Internal Audit, Investor Relations, Treasury and Settlement, Business Unit Finance and Regional Finance.
Prior to joining MasterCard in 2007, Ms. Hund-Mejean, served as senior vice president and treasurer of Tyco International Ltd. She joined Tyco in 2002 as part of its “new” management with responsibility for all areas of treasury, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. During her tenure with Tyco, she executed $6 billion in financings in order to address Tyco’s 2002/2003 liquidity crisis. She also revamped the company’s capital structure, including debt reduction and share repurchase programs; introduced a new banking infrastructure; implemented revised risk management processes; and was instrumental in streamlining Tyco’s business portfolio, including the most recent separation of Tyco’s Healthcare and Electronics businesses.
Prior to Tyco, she was senior vice president and treasurer of Lucent Technologies Inc. (now Alcatel-Lucent). In this position, her responsibilities included capital markets, corporate finance, banking, credit and risk management, and investor relations. From 1988 to 2000, Ms. Hund-Mejean held a series of finance positions of increasing responsibility at General Motors Corporation, both in the United States and the United Kingdom, including the Assistant Treasurer post. She began her corporate career as a credit analyst at Dow Chemical in Frankfurt, Germany.
Ms. Hund-Mejean received a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. She has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk Management Magazine on three occasions. Ms. Hund-Mejean is also a member of the board of directors of Prudential Financial, Inc.
Noah J. Hanft, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Franchise Integrity
Noah J. Hanft is general counsel, corporate secretary and chief franchise integrity officer for MasterCard Worldwide. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing legal affairs, public policy and compliance. Mr. Hanft also has responsibility for Franchise Development, Corporate Philanthropy, Global Diversity, Corporate Security and Payment System Integrity, which includes oversight of Fraud Management, Security and Risk Services, and Global Product and Information Security. Mr. Hanft serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Since first joining MasterCard in 1984, Mr. Hanft has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Law Department, including that of senior vice president, U.S. Counsel and Assistant General Counsel.
He briefly left MasterCard from 1990 to 1993 to become senior vice president and assistant general counsel of AT&T Universal Card Services, where he successfully defended numerous legal and regulatory challenges initiated against AT&T’s start-up credit card operation. Mr. Hanft was previously associated with the intellectual property law firm of Ladas & Parry in New York. He began his career as a trial attorney in the criminal defense division of the Legal Aid Society.
Mr. Hanft currently serves on the boards of the Legal Aid Society and of Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). In 2012, he was named General Counsel of the Year at the Global Counsel Awards.
Mr. Hanft has a master of laws degree from New York University School of Law in trade regulations, a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Brooklyn Law School, and a bachelor’s degree from American University, School of Government and Public Administration.
Mr. Hanft serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society.

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