Daniel Rajaiah

Vice President, Global Operations | Mastercard

Daniel Rajaiah

Daniel Rajaiah is an accomplished business strategist with over a decade of experience across diverse sectors, including government, nonprofit, and business management. As Vice President, Global Operations at Mastercard, he plays a pivotal role in helping lead the company's marketing, communications, and commercial partnerships.

Recognized for his expertise in designing and executing large-scale, enterprise-wide strategic projects, Daniel has significantly impacted organizational growth in the various organizations he has served. He excels in organizational development, demonstrating an ability to forge consensus and guide cross-functional and global teams toward achieving strategic objectives.

Daniel previously served as the Director of External Affairs for the City of Cincinnati, Vice President at Mercury Public Affairs, and as the Executive Director of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Cincinnati, notably elevating its national profile.

He has received accolades such as the University of Dayton's Young Alumni Award, the Government of India’s Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Award, and the Ellis Island Honor Society's Beacon Award. Daniel was recognized in Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30, Chief Data Officer Magazine’s 40 under 40, and Cincinnati Magazine’s Power 100 - People to Watch List.

Committed to community service, Daniel serves on the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and as a member of the United States Export-Import Bank Council on Small Business. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and is pursuing an Executive MBA at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Daniel splits his time between Cincinnati, OH, and Purchase, NY.