Parag Mehta, Executive Director, Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard

Parag Mehta, Executive Director, Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard

Executive Director, Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard

Parag Mehta is the Executive Director of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. He leads a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring fair and lasting economic growth around the world and is responsible for overseeing the Center’s programs, research and engagement. For nearly two decades, Parag has been a leader in creating positive social impact. From shaping evidence-based public policies to organizing large-scale social change movements, he has worked with diverse groups of stakeholders to advance the common good. Prior to joining Mastercard in 2017, Parag served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Surgeon General. He also spent four years directing communications for a civil rights agency in the Department of Labor and served on Barack Obama’s presidential transition team. Parag has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University and a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.