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Amit Jain

Amit Jain

Amit Jain
Principal, Global Thought Leadership, MasterCard Advisors

Amit Jain is part of the Global Payments Strategy Knowledge Center in MasterCard Advisors. The Payments Strategy team works with MasterCard clients around the world to develop and implement successful strategies across their payments businesses.
Mr. Jain is a seasoned professional with nearly 15 years experience in the industry including financial services, management consulting, venture capital and technology. A key focus of Mr. Jain’s career has been to work with senior executives on key strategic issues affecting their business.
In his current role at MasterCard Advisors, Mr. Jain oversees thought leadership and knowledge management globally across the organization. Mr. Jain has also led large global payment strategy projects including Global expansion strategy for MasterCard Bill Pay, Impact of Durbin and E-Commerce trends in Europe. Prior to MasterCard, Mr. Jain worked in a senior strategy role at Citi. Mr. Jain joined Citi from Booz Allen where he was an engagement manager in the strategy practice and worked across a broad set of industries to drive growth strategies for senior clients. Mr. Jain has also worked in venture capital and started his career by spending 5 years in IT leading large technology projects.
Mr. Jain received an MBA from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a BS (eng) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Recent Posts

Refining the Omnichannel Customer Experience: Part 2

As detailed in my last post, “omnichannel” must be redefined to become an operational and supply chain infrastructure term. Redefinition then allows focus on the customer experience. When businesses interact with each other efficiently they can then turn to interact with customers efficiently. When the omnichannel customer experience is refined, customer value can be increased.
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Rethinking Omnichannel: Refocusing Supply Chains

It’s a fair time to ask a basic question. What is the future of retail commerce? In a word: Omnichannel. The icons of eCommerce are reinventing themselves. Amazon is opening physical stores. Apple is now betting its future on wearables. At the same time the global powerhouses that have dominated traditional brick-and-mortar retailing like Sainsbury’s,
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Women and Inclusion: Finding Our Focus

Consider this: fully 65 percent of adult illiterates globally are female, according to the Unesco Institute for Statistics; even in the U.S., median earnings for women working full time are just 77 percent of men’s, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s the same story for financial inclusion. In some regions only half
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Debunking Two Myths about the Unbanked

No company would ever consider an audience making up 50 percent of the world’s population an unprofitable opportunity. And no company would ever market a product to half the world’s population without defining the most valuable and relevant customer segments. Yet when it comes to the unbanked, segmentation is not a best practice for governments,
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Financial Inclusion Study Shows Importance Of Payments

Last week marked a key an important step in MasterCard’s effort to encourage financial inclusion. Through an $11 million grant over three years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we announced the launch of MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion in Nairobi, Kenya. This new initiative seeks to impact more than 100 million people globally by
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Putting Small Businesses at the Heart of the Economic Recovery

The economies of China, the United States and Germany couldn’t be more different – but there’s one thing they have in common: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are, in each of these markets, key engines for growth through innovation. Consider this:  In the U.S., among high-patenting technology firms, SMEs produce 16 times more patents per
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