Rajiv Mohapatra is a senior corporate legal professional having experience of more than 20 years in various leadership roles, across banking and finance industry, advising boards and management of large corporates and global MNCs on various legal and regulatory issues. He specializes in managing legal risks, regulatory and corporate affairs, corporate-commercial litigations, compliance and public policy across multiple geographies.   

In his current assignment as Director & Senior Counsel Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific at Mastercard he manages the regulatory affairs for Asia Pacific markets. He advises Asia Pacific regional management in Mastercard on navigating regulatory challenges and managing legal and regulatory risks in the developed and emerging markets across the region.  

Prior to this, he had worked with Vodafone, HSBC Bank, CitiFinancial, in various leadership capacity and have the experience of Private Practice in High Courts and Supreme Court of India before moving into corporate legal leadership roles.

He is a life member of Bar Association of Odisha, India and was a member of International Bar Association, London.

He is a dual qualified banking and finance lawyer with Masters in Finance and Control and LL.B. having multiple articles published in Indian and international magazines on banking and finance laws and payments.

He is recognized as one of the top 100 Shining Star of Indian Legal Fraternity by Corporate Counsel Association of India and as a Thought Leader in the banking and finance legal fraternity by the Lex Witness magazine – one of the leading legal magazines in India.