Reeta Roy

President and CEO

Mastercard Foundation

A values-based and entrepreneurial leader, Reeta holds nearly three decades of global experience across the private and philanthropic sectors. Throughout her career, she has been a pioneer – creating new functions, teams, and approaches at multinational organizations, while inspiring them to act boldly to deliver not just profit, but tangible improvements to people’s lives globally. As President and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation, Reeta has helped define the Foundation’s vision and strategies, instill a listening culture, and build a diverse and talented global team and network of partners. Under her leadership, the Mastercard Foundation has focused its work on Africa and serving young Indigenous Canadians. The Foundation is deploying over $6 billion to improve education, deepen financial inclusion, and build resilience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the next decade, the Foundation will advance a bold strategy, Young Africa Works, that will enable 30 million young Africans to access dignified and fulfilling work, while directing 75% of the Foundation's partnerships and funding to African organizations. As a leader, Reeta continues to believe in the potential of philanthropy to drive impact at scale by listening first. In the textured tapestry of others’ journeys, she finds hope, inspiration, and courage to imagine possibilities and meet old challenges with renewed vigor and new perspective.