Barack Obama appoints MasterCard CEO Banga to key administration post

The White House released a list of names President Barack Obama will appoint to his new Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The panel, established this year as part of Obama’s $19 billion proposal to tighten defenses against hacking threats, seeks to tap industry experts outside the government for cybersecurity recommendations for both the public and private sectors.

Among the names included are: General Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency from 2005 to 2014; Uber chief security officer Joe Sullivan; MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga; and Peter Lee, corporate vice president for Microsoft Research. “I have charged the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity with the critically-important task of identifying the steps that our nation must take to ensure our cybersecurity in an increasingly digital world,

About Ajay Banga:
Banga has been president and CEO of MasterCard since 2010. He joined MasterCard in 2009 as President and COO. Prior to joining MasterCard, he held various senior management roles with Citigroup from 1996 to 2009, most recently serving as CEO of Citigroup Asia Pacific. He was director for Marketing and Business Development at PepsiCo Restaurants International India from 1994 to 1996 and began his career at Nestle India, working in sales and management roles from 1981 to 1994. Banga has served as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations since 2015.

Extra info:
This appointment dedicated individuals bring a wealth of experience and talent to this important role, and I look forward to receiving the Commission’s recommendations
MasterCard COO – Ajay Banga

So lets do:
1. Who is the COO MasterCard?
2. Barack Obama appoints MasterCard CEO ________ to key administration post.


Source – The Hindu


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