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Raja Rajamannar

CMO, MasterCard International

Raja Rajamannar is the chief marketing officer for MasterCard. A member of the company’s Management Committee, he draws upon his breadth of experience running global businesses across the payments, healthcare and consumer-packaged goods industries to reinvent marketing as a business driver and to explore new business opportunities in various sectors.

In addition to overseeing the traditional marketing disciplines, Mr. Rajamannar also has the chief communications officer, responsible for worldwide communications and digital marketing, reporting into him.

Prior to joining MasterCard, he served as executive vice president and chief transformation officer at Anthem, where he oversaw the turnaround of the company’s $10 billion Medicare Advantage business, while also managing functions like M&A, marketing data analytics and innovation. Before Anthem, Mr. Rajamannar served as the chief executive – International and chief innovation and marketing officer for Humana, overseeing enterprise-wide functions including marketing, communications, public affairs, innovation, data analytics and international business development.

Earlier, he was with Citigroup for 15 years, holding a number of senior management roles.  From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Rajamannar was chairman and CEO, Diners Club North America.

In 2015, Mr. Rajamannar was recognized as one of Forbes’ 50 Most Influential CMOs. He is a member of the Board of Directors of PPL Corporation.

Mr. Rajamannar has a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India.

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