Daniel Rajaiah

Director, Global Strategy & Operations | Mastercard

Daniel Rajaiah

Daniel Rajaiah serves as the Director of Global Strategy and Operations for Mastercard, where he helps lead the company’s marketing, communications, and healthcare strategy and commercial partnerships.

Daniel previously served as Director of External Affairs for the City of Cincinnati before joining international powerhouse strategy firm Mercury Public Affairs as its Vice President. He served as the Executive Director of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Cincinnati - an organization he helped build into a top 5 recognized Indo-American chamber in the USA.

Daniel has extensive experience working to build bridges between American small businesses, corporate partners and foreign governments around the world, including his prior work advising the US-Turkey Business Council and US-India Strategic Partnership Forum on foreign investment opportunities. Daniel’s work was recognized in 2020 by the Government of India, which presented him with the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Award.

Daniel has been recognized by Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 in 2015 and is the recipient of the University of Dayton’s Young Alumni Award in 2019. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Cincinnati.