Senior Vice President, Social Impact, International Markets, Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard
Payal currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Social Impact,
International Markets at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. She
joined the Center in April 2018, oversees the Center’s philanthropic
investments around the globe and manages the Center’s international team
across Dubai, London, Miami, New York and Singapore.
Previously, she was Head of Global Community Programs for Standard
Chartered Bank. In this capacity, she designed the Bank’s new community
investment strategy and oversaw all programs related to education, girls’
empowerment, global health, emergency response, and disaster relief.
Payal joined Standard Chartered in July 2008 as the Head of Public Affairs
for the Americas.
With a professional background in international philanthropy and politics,
Payal has worked for a wide range of public sector organizations including
the World Affairs Council, the Global Philanthropy Forum and the Earth
Institute at Columbia University. Payal also worked on foreign policy for the
Office of President William J. Clinton. In 2014, President and Secretary
Clinton appointed Payal to be a program advisor to the Clinton Global
Initiative; she continued in this role until CGI ceased in 2016.
Payal has extensive experience in financial services as well. Prior to joining
Standard Chartered, she worked on the launch of the AT&T Universal
Savings and Reward Card for Citi.
Payal serves as a trustee for Global Impact UK and is a fellow at the RSA
and the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. In 2020,
she was appointed to the Advisory Group for the WE EMPOWER G-7
program of UN Women and the Working Group on Financial Health of the
UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for
A Texas native, Payal has a BA with honors from Stanford University and
an MBA and an MPA from New York University.