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Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga
Benjamin Wachenje

Title: President and CEO, MasterCard

Born: Pune, India, May 14, 1960

Education: BA in economics, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi; MBA, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Early Marker: Led Citigroup's global microfinance initiative

Big Idea: Digital payments systems that will drive economic inclusion and equality, regardless of income, gender or location

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