Prakriti heads Mastercard Labs for MEA region – Labs is the division within Mastercard that focuses on experimenting with new technologies, creating new products in collaboration with partners and driving engagement with the Fintech community.
Prakriti has experience in running several innovation initiatives from ideation to implementation in fields including financial inclusion, SME, block chain and digital payments. Her focus is on building new solutions that can drive cash displacement and commercializing them with partners in MEA. Additionally, she also looks into StartPath, Mastercard’s global fintech engagement program, bringing late stage startups and enable collaborations between startups and the financial services industry players.
Prakriti brings close to 15 years of experience in retail banking and payments in a combination of consulting, innovation management and sales roles. She joined Mastercard in 2013 within the data and services team. Following this she held focusing on services sales for strategic clients in the space of payments data and services prior to taking her current role as the head of Mastercard labs for MEA.
Prior to Mastercard, Prakriti worked with Oliver Wyman, a global top tier strategy consulting firm across multiple markets including GCC, SSA, US, UK, South & South East Asia and as an advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PlaNet Finance.
She holds an MBA in finance & strategy from the Indian School of Business.