As CMO, Rajamannar assumes global responsibility for MasterCard’s advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research, insights, and digital and consumer marketing initiatives. “Raja brings a unique blend of global experience and expertise to MasterCard, and I am pleased to announce his appointment as Chief Marketing Officer,” said Gary Flood, President, Global Products and Solutions, MasterCard. “Raja’s extensive background in the payments industry, his proven global marketing expertise and his rich international experience make him the ideal person to continue to drive our brand’s growth and momentum.”
The recipient of numerous marketing and innovation awards, Rajamannar also holds a patent in the consumer packaged goods space. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India.