The candidate must have the ability to think and act both strategically and tactically in support of the Board of Directors and senior officers of Mastercard. Equally important, the role requires the ability to work cross-functionally with internal partners across various Mastercard teams including Law & Policy, Investor Relations, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, People & Capabilities and Corporate Sustainability.
Lead a team responsible for, among other things, legal support to the company and the Board of Directors on corporate governance, shareholder engagement, legal entity management, and other corporate legal matters.
Anticipate the company’s corporate governance needs within a fast-paced and changing environment, and understand industry trends to instill best practices for the function.
Partner with the Corporate Secretary to engage with the Board of Directors and senior management by providing advice and execution regarding board responsibilities, needs and logistics, including committees of the board.
Partner with the securities law lead on governance-related securities matters, including preparation and distribution of the proxy statement.
Partner with the securities law lead and other members of the organization on disclosures relating to ESG.
Facilitate the orientation of new Directors and assist in Director training and development.
Advise on a variety of matters relating to the Board of Directors’ roles and legal responsibilities, stock transactions, conflicts disclosures, etc.
Prepare and distribute board and committee meeting agendas ensuring accuracy, consistency and simplicity. Draft, distribute and maintain minutes of meetings.
Oversee the coordination and communication of other logistics such as board meeting location, travel, participants, other events and expenses.
Lead global legal entities management and drive opportunities to scale the function in partnership with other members of the law team globally. Design and implement best practices for subsidiary entity corporate governance. Maintain key corporate documents and records.
Manage stockholder relations including stock issuance and transfer operations.
All About You:
Extensive experience with corporate law and corporate governance practices, JD required, licensed to practice in New York.
Highly detail-oriented, flexible, creative, ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of balance. Demonstrated discretion with confidential information.
Exhibit strong leadership ability in order to develop and drive a team while providing daily guidance and coaching.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail, strong business acumen and solutions-orientationare critical, as is an ability to demonstrate thought leadership.
Excellent communication and leadership skills, ability to achieve consensus.
Proven ability to think and lead strategically yet quickly delve into the details.
Sensitivity and intuition toward Board of Directors and senior management, in order to anticipate concerns, identify early warning signals and remove potential bureaucratic barriers.
Proven ability to solve problems and execute flawlessly.
Proven success at developing innovative solutions to complex legal problems, and providing legal advice that facilitates direct business solutions.
Strong management and interpersonal skills in order to work in a collaborative team-environment covering multiple time zones, cultures and business units.
Prior experience leading a team including overseeing daily workloads, and assignment of projects as well as managing the careers of others through mentoring, coaching and consistent feedback.
Experience developing a strategy and leading others to execute on strategy.
Experience developing and managing department budgets.
Mastercard’s Corporate Law Team, headed by the General Counsel, Strategic Initiatives & Technology, and Corporate Secretary, is responsible for the strategic planning and administration of the governance framework of the company. We are looking for a Senior Vice President, Deputy Corporate Secretary to lead a team of lawyers and other professionals that advise on and execute corporate governance, shareholder engagement, legal entity management, and other corporate legal matters.