President Barack Obama has appointed MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga to an administrative commission focusing on Web security.

Banga is one of the nine members of the commission on Enhancing National Cyber Security appointed by Obama, the White House announced April 14.

"I have charged the Commission on Enhancing National Cyber Security with the critically-important task of identifying the steps that our nation must take to ensure our cyber security in an increasingly digital world," Obama said.

"These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of experience and talent to this important role, and I look forward to receiving the commission's recommendations," he said.

Banga has been president and CEO of MasterCard since 2010, joining the card brand in 2009 as president and chief operating officer.

Prior to joining MasterCard, he held various senior management roles with Citigroup from 1996 to 2009, most recently serving as CEO of Citigroup Asia Pacific.

He was director for marketing and business development at PepsiCo Restaurants International India from 1994 to 1996 and began his career at Nestle India, working in sales and management roles from 1981 to 1994.

Banga has served as a member of the advisory committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations since 2015.

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