External speakers

Michael Froman

Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard

Mike Froman serves as vice chairman and president, Strategic Growth for Mastercard. Mr Froman is also chairman of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and is a member of the company’s management committee. From 2013 to 2017, he served as the U.S. Trade Representative. 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, COO of its alternative investments business and head of its infrastructure and sustainable development investment business. Earlier in his career, during the Clinton Administration, he worked at the White House and the Treasury Department.

Mr Froman is a distinguished fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company and a Member of the Board of Directors for the Japan Society. He 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.