Raghu Malhotra
Global Meets Local 2021

Raghu Malhotra

Rank: 5

Company: Mastercard

Designation: President—MEA

Sector: Technology

Nationality: Indian

Global headquarters: U.S.

MENA headquarters: U.A.E.

Malhotra has been at the helm of Mastercard’s MEA business for five years and sits on the company’s global management committee, driving its global strategy across the region. Today he leads more than 700 people. In 2021, Mastercard partnered with Uber to support governments’ vaccine drives in a number of countries across MEA. Mastercard also launched a partnership in Pakistan to reach more than two million entrepreneurs as part of its global effort to reach 50 million small businesses by 2025. Malhotra is a member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry International Advisory Council. He also sits on the board of INJAZ and the Dubai-based Network International.