MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga on Taking Risks in Your Life and Career

MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga on Taking Risks in Your Life and Career

In this YouTube video, the speaker discusses his career trajectory and global perspective in his roles at Nestle, PepsiCo, Citi, and MasterCard. He talks about the factors that led him to choose Nestle as his first job and the valuable lessons he learned during his time there. He emphasizes the importance of enjoying your work and having a good work-life balance. He also discusses the exciting opportunities in the global economy, particularly in South East Asia. The speaker also addresses the competition MasterCard faces from companies like Google, PayPal, and Bitcoin, and explains why he doesn't see them as direct competitors. He discusses the importance of innovation and how MasterCard fosters it through initiatives like MasterCard Labs. He also talks about the significance of diversity and the need for diverse perspectives in the business world. The speaker addresses misconceptions about MasterCard and how he is working to change those perceptions. Overall, the speaker provides insights into his career and the challenges and opportunities he has encountered.

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