Alexander Niejelow is senior vice president for cybersecurity coordination and advocacy. Alex is responsible for coordinating cybersecurity matters across Mastercard, as well as the company’s global safety, security and technology advocacy efforts. He is a member of the Mastercard Security Council; the executive leadership team responsible for managing company’s global security priorities. Prior to Mastercard, Alex was director of cybersecurity policy on the National Security Council and chief of staff to the IP Coordinator at the White House, where he focused on efforts to advance the Administration’s cybersecurity, technology, and trade policy priorities. Alex holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a BA in political science from Duke University.