Kush Saxena

Chief Technology Officer, Markets and Transformation


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Speaker/Panelist 2019
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Kush Saxena is Chief Technology Officer, Markets and Transformation, for Mastercard Operations and Technology. In the role, he oversees market facing technology and operations teams, global technology hubs (delivery centers), strategic program management for all Product and Market technology programs, Technology M&A and enterprise wide technology transformation.

Mr. Saxena joined Mastercard in 2014 as Executive Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and M&A. In this role, he was responsible for working with executive management, business units and regions to develop long-term strategies for the company and drive Mastercard’s competitive edge within the global payment industry. He was also responsible for pursuing strategic partnerships and investments. Before joining Mastercard, Mr. Saxena worked at H&R Block, where he was first the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of New Business and, most recently, the General Manager for the U.S. retail business.

Kush received a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Gujarat University and a Master of Science degree in Management Science and Engineering, with a concentration in Economics and Finance, from Stanford University’s School of Engineering.