Shamina Singh – India

Shamina Singh

Shamina Singh

Executive Director MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth


Shamina Singh is executive director of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. In this position, she is responsible for the Center’s consistent achievement of its mission to advance sustainable and equitable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. In her previous position as global director of MasterCard’s Government Social Programs, she worked to digitize social subsidy programs in over 40 countries.

In 2015, Ms. Singh was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a six year term on the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Currently, she serves as Board Chair of this U.S. federal agency responsible for engaging more than five million citizens in community service through its core programs of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and the Social Innovation Fund.

Prior to joining MasterCard, she led Government and Public Affairs for Nike and spent five years with Citigroup’s Global Community Development Group. Over the course of 15 years in the public sector, Ms. Singh has held senior positions within the Clinton Administration and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Her Advisory Board service includes Data & Society; the Beeck Center of Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University; and, a public company operating in 11 countries connecting care providers and families. She is a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Meta- Council on Inclusive Growth.

Ms. Singh has a graduate degree in public policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School for Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin, and she completed her undergraduate degree at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She has completed executive programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Yale’s Jackson Institute for Diplomacy and the India School of Business.