Senior Management Team
Reeta Roy, President and CEO
Reeta Roy is the President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation. A passionate advocate, Reeta works to ensure that the Foundation is focused on the people it serves, and she travels extensively in the communities where it is active. Reeta is a member of the Aspen Philanthropy Group and the World Economic Forum on Social Innovation. She has spoken before a wide array of fora including the UN General Assembly (for the International Year of Youth), the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Innovation Summit for Education, and the UNESCO Youth Forum. Prior to joining the Foundation, Reeta held a variety of leadership positions at Abbott and the Abbot Fund. Prior to joining the private sector, she worked at the United Nations.
Peggy Woo, CFO
Peggy is responsible for managing the financial activities and balancing risk across the Foundation to ensure operational efficiency. Before joining the Foundation, she was the Chief Financial Officer of a private database marketing firm. She was responsible for the finance team that supported the US expansion and the sale of the organization to a US public company. Prior to that, Peggy was the Vice President and Corporate Controller of Brookfield Homes, a home builder and land developer listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. She has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a certified management accountant in Canada.
Deepali Khanna, Director, Youth Learning
Deepali is a skilled development practitioner with over 25 years of experience in planning and executing successful youth empowerment and education programs. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a member of Plan International’s senior management team as the Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa. In this position, Deepali managed Plan’s programming in twelve countries and strategically led the process of organizational change in the region, including the establishment of key partnerships with national governments, and the development of a gender equality strategy. She has also worked in various leadership positions with child-centered development organizations in South and South-East Asia, and Eastern and Southern Africa. She is a recipient of the President’s Medal of Friendship, which was awarded to her by the Government of Vietnam in recognition of her exemplary efforts to advocate for vulnerable and at-risk youth. Deepali received her Master’s in Social Work and Bachelor’s in Sociology from Delhi University.
Ann Miles, Director, Microfinance
Ann is a seasoned leader in microfinance with many years of experience in financial services. She brings a collaborative leadership style, strategic experience, broad perspective on microfinance and a deep network in this sector. Ann began her career in banking and spent 18 years with Citibank in the trade, financial institutions, and private banking groups. During her time within the Private Bank Group at Citibank she was responsible for a large number of non-profit clients, including several microfinance network organizations. From Citibank Ann was recruited to Women’s World Banking to head the financial products and services team that served microfinance institutions within the network. She joined BlueOrchard Finance in 2005 and has led the development of several microfinance investment funds, including a major fund for Latin America. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts from Drew University.
BRAC’s “microfinance multiplied” model enables women to use their loans to increase their incomes and build assets while stimulating economic and social development in their community. At the center of this model are groups of women that meet weekly with a BRAC community organizer who makes loans and collects repayments. These groups are the primary distribution channel for technical assistance to their communities. For example, BRAC trains some women to become model farmers, who in turn teach good farming practices to other members of their village. Other group members are trained as health promoters who share their knowledge and sell their services in their community.