Mitul Desai

Director, Research Partnerships and Analytics, Center for Inclusive Growth, MasterCard

Mitul Desai is Director of Research Partnerships and Analytics at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. In this role, he manages partnerships with international research institutions and builds tools and processes to ensure the Center’s insights are uniquely data-informed and widely accessible. Before joining MasterCard, Mitul served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. State Department, where he handled international economic policy and public-private partnerships in South Asia. Previously, he was an intellectual property attorney at Merck and an equity research analyst at the investment bank Piper Jaffray. Mitul has a B.A. in chemistry and philosophy from Rutgers University and a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. He serves on the U.S. board of Pratham, India’s largest education NGO, and was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 2006-2011. He is a member of the NationSwell Council, a network of professionals that regularly engages America’s top business and government leaders to advance national service and economic opportunity.  Mitul is also a member of The Economic Club of New York.