President, Cyber & Intelligence, Mastercard

Mr Ajay Bhalla is the president of Mastercard’s Cyber & Intelligence business and is a member of the company’s global management committee. He leads the team responsible for developing technologies and solutions to help provide safe, secure and frictionless interactions for Mastercard’s consumers, customers and partners around the world – helping to advance trust and inclusion in the digital ecosystem.
Prior to this role, Ajay was the president of Mastercard’s Digital Payment Services, where he led the development and growth of the business, helping to establish Mastercard as an industry leader and pioneer in this space. Before this, Ajay was president of Mastercard for South Asia and Southeast Asia, where he led the business across 18 markets.

Before joining Mastercard, Ajay held key leadership positions at HSBC and Xerox. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Delhi and a master’s degree in management studies from the University of Mumbai.
Ajay serves as a Senior Fellow at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, a Science Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is an Executive in Residence at Oxford University. He is a strategic advisor to the World Economic Forum, serving on the Executive Steering Committee for Digital Trust and as a Co-Chair of the Global Council on Cybersecurity.