Reeta Roy is president and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, a leading philanthropic organization focused on financial inclusion and youth learning initiatives. Under her leadership, the Foundation has prioritized Africa to make its most substantial commitments. It forges partnerships with a diverse range of visionary organizations and is initiating large-scale projects, such as the Foundation’s $500 million Scholars Program. A passionate advocate, Roy works to ensure that the Foundation is focused on the people it serves and she travels extensively in the communities where it is active.
She is a member of the Aspen Philanthropy Group and the World Economic Forum on Social Innovation. She has spoken before a wide array of fora, including the UN General Assembly (for the International Year of Youth), the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Innovation Summit for Education and the UNESCO Youth Forum. Prior to joining the Foundation, Roy held a variety of leadership positions at Abbott and the Abbott Fund. She has also worked at the United Nations.