Bunita Sawhney

EVP, Global Debit & ATM Products
United States

Bunita Sawhney is executive vice president, Global Debit & ATM for Mastercard. She is responsible for the global product line strategy, portfolio optimization, product development and the roadmap for the Debit Mastercard, Maestro and ATM offering. Along with her team, Ms. Sawhney is responsible for ownership and market differentiation of the product lines, branding, market positioning, customer experience, operations and performance. The team is also central to Mastercard’s cash displacement and domestic relevancy strategies across consumers, issuers and merchants. Prior to joining Mastercard, Ms. Sawhney spent nearly 12 years at HSBC Bank, USA where she was the Head of Customer Value Management, a broad function which included the strategy and execution across Consumer Propositions, Products, Marketing, CRM and Analytics. While at HSBC, she held various leadership positions including heading the Cards & Unsecured Lending business, ATM Channel, and Consumer Segment Strategy and various Product, Pricing and Marketing responsibilities. She has also held various management roles at leading financial institutions throughout the United States including Wells Fargo Bank, JP Morgan Chase, and Citibank. In addition to her corporate responsibilities, Ms. Sawhney has been a Lecturer at Columbia University teaching the Winning Teams (Organizational Behavior) course in the Master of Science in Communications Practice program. Ms. Sawhney has a Master’s Degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.