Jeniffer Ramnath joins Mastercard Foundation as new CDIO


As a fervent champion for women in technology, Jeniffer is committed to leveraging her position at Mastercard to empower young individuals in Africa.

Mastercard Foundation, an international non-governmental organisation founded by Mastercard in 2006 and headquartered in Toronto, has appointed former Accenture MD Jeniffer Ramnath as its new chief digital and information officer (CDIO).

“It is an honour and privilege to have this exciting new opportunity to add value, and to contribute to a remarkable organisation doing incredible work in creating a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper,” Jeniffer wrote on her LinkedIn page.

Jeniffer is a highly accomplished technology strategist, boasting over two decades of expertise in IT strategy, business management, transformative change, and execution, as well as business development and divestitures. She is a passionate supporter of Women in tech programmes, actively advancing the diversity and inclusion agenda within the industry. Jeniffer is also a collaborator, facilitator, and keynote speaker, leveraging various platforms to mentor and foster the professional growth of women in technology careers.

Before joining Mastercard Foundation, Jeniffer was managing director: technology strategy and advisory at Accenture for South Africa. Prior to that, she was head of change group corporate function at Absa. Jeniffer completed an MSc in technology and innovation from the Da Vinci Institute.

Jeniffer is a strong proponent of stewardship and recently handed out the High-Performance Team Award at the inaugural 2023 CIO Awards in her Accenture capacity, which was awarded to Warren Hero, CIO at Webber Wentzel.

“This Accenture core value includes building generationally by developing people, improving communities and impacting the global environment,” Jeniffer said. “With the recipient of this award demonstrating a culture of excellence and the ability to foster collaboration and innovation in the context of a team, we are not only proud to endorse this recognition, but are exultant that this calibre of leadership is present in our local economy.”

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