With a professional background in international philanthropy and politics, Payal has worked for a wide range of public sector organisations including Standard Chartered, 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; her post was renewed in 2015.
Payal has extensive experience in financial services as well. Payal also currently runs Spire Publications, a social enterprise aimed at building an international sisterhood of girls through media in her free time.
A Texas native, Payal has a BA with honours from Stanford University and an MBA and an MPA from New York University.
Mastercard, Senior Vice President Social Impact, International Markets at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.