Reeta Roy
President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation

Reeta Roy is President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Toronto, Canada with assets over $3 billion. The Foundation’s vision is to make the global economy work for everybody by advancing effective and innovative programs in the areas of microfinance and youth education.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Reeta was the Divisional Vice President of Global Citizenship and Policy at Abbott, a global health care company, and Vice President of the Abbott Fund, a corporate foundation. She created the citizenship and policy department and led Abbott’s public-private initiatives related to HIV/AIDS in Africa, global product donations program, and community initiatives. During her tenure, Abbott tripled its investment in global humanitarian programs and was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Previously, Reeta held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company from 1991 to 2002, working on global health issues and private-public partnerships, including a three-year assignment in Shanghai, China where she led public affairs and strategic planning for the business. Prior to joining the private sector, she worked at the United Nations.