Rama Sridhar is an experienced Business Head, Strategist and an Expert in Payments. Driven by a passion for excellence, she takes pride in providing the best executive leadership possible. As Executive Vice President, Mastercard for Digital and Emerging Partnerships, her goals include expanding the company’s stakeholder base to new client segments – digital ecosystems; strategic partnerships and establishing Mastercard’s presence in new payment flows across businesses and consumers. During her 13 years at Mastercard, she is widely recognized as an expert Business Manager with deep and strategic insights on emerging trends in payments across Asia Pacific and brings her sharp commercial acumen to drive brand leadership across all client segments. Rama’s passion for creating businesses to achieve profitable and high growth trajectories has continued through her 30-year career across Technology, Financial Services and Payments industries. She has been gaining experience as a Business Head, taking nascent businesses to market and turning around distressed business situations. As a seasoned woman executive, she is also involved in mentoring high potential talent for future leadership and advising start-ups in establishing growth businesses. Driven by a mission to make a difference as a Senior Woman Executive, Rama is best known for her critical commercial and strategic acumen; developing leagues of high potential talent and inspiring them to new heights of excellence and corporate leadership. She is constantly looking to espouse causes that can make meaningful changes to the future of the female gender – education, career mentoring, entrepreneurship guidance and health care. Outside of the office, Rama loves spending time with books, music and her small family of her spouse and soon-going to-college teenage daughter. While her work engagements have taken her around the world, Rama is proud to call Singapore her home.