Raja Rajamannar is the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer of Mastercard. He is also the President of its Healthcare division. He is responsible for building the Mastercard brand, driving business for Mastercard products and services and advancing sustainable competitive differentiation for the company.
Mr. Rajamannar comes to Mastercard with a history of innovation and business transformation. Prior to his role at Mastercard, Raja served as the Chief Transformation Officer of Anthem (formerly, WellPoint), a Fortune 500 health insurance company. He helped craft the company’s new business direction and strategy, managed their $11Bn Medicare Advantage business, and successfully led their $5Bn acquisition of Amerigroup. Mr. Rajamannar also served as Chief Executive, International and Chief Innovation & Marketing Officer at Humana for a period of three years.
Earlier, Mr. Rajamannar was at Citigroup for 15 years holding a number of leadership roles, including Global Chief Marketing Officer, Cards and Payments, where he was responsible for transforming the credit card business model and strategies. He served as Chairman and CEO, Diners Club North America from 2004 to 2006. He also served as head of credit cards for Citi’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and head of all consumer asset products for Western Europe.
Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Rajamannar spent seven years with Unilever in sales and product management roles. He started his career with Asian Paints in India.
Mr. Rajamannar serves on the Board of Directors of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), a Fortune 500 power generation and utilities company; Cintrifuse, Cincinnati’s startup catalyst organization; and on the boards of the Ad Council and the Association of National Advertisers. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the New York City Ballet. Mr. Rajamannar is among the 2017 World’s Top 10 Most Influential CMOs according to Forbes.
Mr. Rajamannar has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He also holds a patent in the consumer packaged goods space. Raja is married and has two sons, aged 25 and 19.