Reeta roy

Reeta Roy is President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Toronto, Canada with assets over $11 billion. The Foundation’s vision is to make the global economy work for everybody by advancing effective and innovative programs in the areas of microfinance and youth education.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Reeta was the Divisional Vice President of Global Citizenship and Policy at Abbott, a global health care company, and Vice President of the Abbott Fund, a corporate foundation. She created the citizenship and policy department and led Abbott’s public-private initiatives related to HIV/AIDS in Africa, global product donations program, and community initiatives. During her tenure, Abbott tripled its investment in global humanitarian programs and was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Previously, Reeta held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company from 1991 to 2002, working on global health issues and private-public partnerships, including a three-year assignment in Shanghai, China where she led public affairs and strategic planning for the business. Prior to joining the private sector, she worked at the United Nations.

Reeta is on the board of the Global Health Council, the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. Previously, she served on the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Partnership for Pediatric AIDS Treatment. She is a former board member of the Business Civic Leadership Center, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Reeta received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

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When Reeta Roy was 16, her mother risked her home in Malaysia to send her to high school in the U.S. Roy now heads the MasterCard Foundation, helping thousands of Africans climb out of poverty. Continue reading...

When Reeta Roy was 16, her mother risked her home in Malaysia to send her to high school in the U.S. Roy now heads the MasterCard Foundation, helping thousands of Africans climb out of poverty. Continue reading...