Ajay Bhalla

Executive in Residence

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Ajay is Executive in Residence at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where he is involved in the future of technology and advanced cyber practices, and a contributor to the Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme

He is also a CEME Senior Fellow at The Fletcher School, Tufts University and a MIT Connection Science Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ajay is president of Cyber and Intelligence Solutions for Mastercard. He leads the team that develops product solutions to ensure the safety, security and experience of their products and solutions for consumers, merchants, partners, and governments around the world. Ajay serves on the company's management committee.

Prior to this role, Ajay was president of the Digital Payment Services business for Mastercard. He led the development and growth of the business in e-commerce and innovative payments processing, establishing Mastercard as a pioneer and leader in many markets in this space. Previously, Ajay was president of Mastercard for South Asia and Southeast Asia, where he led the business in 18 markets.  During his tenure, Mastercard became a market leader in many markets/segments and grew the business multifold, launching several innovative payments solutions.

Before joining Mastercard, Ajay held key leadership positions at HSBC and Xerox.

Ajay has a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Delhi and a master's degree in management studies from the University of Mumbai.

You can follow Ajay on LinkedIn.