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Asian Investment Conference 2021

Mike Froman

Former US Trade Representative; Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth, Mastercard

Mike Froman

Mike Froman is Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth for Mastercard. In those roles, he is responsible for growing strategic partnerships, scaling new business opportunities, and advancing the company’s efforts to partner with governments and other institutions to address major societal and economic issues. He and his team drive financial inclusion and inclusive growth efforts and work to develop new businesses key to the company’s strategic growth.

Mr. Froman oversees the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and is a member of the company’s management committee.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Mr. Froman was affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations and continues to serve as a distinguished fellow. In September 2018, he joined the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company.

From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Froman served as U.S. Trade Representative, President Barack Obama’s principal advisor and negotiator on international trade and investment issues. During his tenure, Mr. Froman worked to open foreign markets for U.S. goods and services, reach landmark trade agreements and enforce the rights of American workers, farmers and firms. From 2009-2013, he served at the White House as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for international economic affairs.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Mr. Froman held several executive positions at Citigroup, including CEO of its international insurance business and COO of its US$50 billion alternative investments business. Earlier in his career, during the Clinton Administration, he worked at the White House and the Treasury Department.

Mr. Froman received a Bachelor’s degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, a Doctorate degree in International Relations from Oxford University, and a Law degree from Harvard Law School.