Ambassador Michael Froman

Vice-Chairman and President, Strategic Growth @ MasterCard

Ambassador Michael Froman serves as vice chairman and president, Strategic Growth for Mastercard. In that role 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. Ambassador Froman oversees the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and is a member of the company’s management committee. Prior to joining Mastercard, Ambassador Froman was affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations and continues to serve as a distinguished fellow. In September 2018, Ambassador Froman joined the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company. From 2013 to 2017, Ambassador Froman served as the U.S. Trade Representative, President Barack Obama’s principal advisor and negotiator on international trade and investment issues. 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, Ambassador Froman held several executive positions at Citigroup, including CEO of its international insurance business, COO of its $50 billion alternative investments business and head of its infrastructure investment business. Earlier in his career, during the Clinton Administration, he worked at the White House and the Treasury Department. Ambassador Froman received a bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University, a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, and a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.