Mitul Desai

Mitul Desai

Principal at MasterCard Advisors

Mitul is a Principal at MasterCard Advisors, the data analytics division of MasterCard, where he handles global business development.  Before joining MasterCard, Mitul served as the first-ever Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships for South Asia at the U.S. State Department, where he specialized in international economic policy and public-private partnerships. Previously, he was an equity research analyst at the investment bank Piper Jaffray.  He began his career as a patent attorney, working at global law firms and the multinational Merck.  Mitul is a member of the Economic Club of New York and the NationSwell Council, and serves on the U.S. Board of Pratham, India’s largest education NGO.  Mitul holds a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law and a B.A. in Chemistry and Philosophy from Rutgers University.