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President and CEO, MasterCard Foundation
Reeta Roy is President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, a leading philanthropic organization focused on microfinance and youth learning initiatives. Under her leadership, the Foundation has prioritized Africa to make its most substantial commitments. It forges large-scale partnerships with a diverse range of visionary organizations, and is initiating large-scale initiatives, such as the $500 million Scholars Program.
The MasterCard Foundation is an independent, global organization based in Toronto, Canada, with more than $6 billion in assets. Through collaboration with partner organizations in 49 countries, mostly in Africa, it is creating opportunities for all people to learn and prosper. The Foundation’s programs promote financial inclusion and advance youth learning. Established in 2006 through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide when it became a public company, the Foundation is separate and independent from the company. Its policies, operations, and funding decisions are determined by its own Foundation Board of Directors and President and CEO.