Parag Mehta is the executive director of the Center for Inclusive Growth, the philanthropic hub of Mastercard. He leads a global team to ensure that the benefits of economic growth are broadly shared and leverage the core competencies and assets of Mastercard to achieve the same. In this role, Mehta oversees the Center’s programs, data philanthropy, research, engagements, and partnerships.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Mehta served as chief of staff and senior advisor to the 19th Surgeon General of the United States. In that capacity, he organized a series of campaigns to address some of the most pressing public health issues of our time. Mehta also spent more than four years directing communications for a civil rights agency in the U.S. Department of Labor and served on Barack Obama’s presidential transition team as a liaison to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and to LGBT Americans.