Balinder Ahluwalia

Senior Vice President Market Development Canada


Balinder oversees a team responsible for key relationships with merchants, governments,acquirers, fintech, prepaid, partnership and pricing. Balinder began his career at Mastercard in 2018 as Vice President of Merchant Solutions and in 2020, assumed the role of Senior Principal and Group Head of Data and Services, leading growth in key verticals across both financial services and market development clients. Prior to joining Mastercard, Balinder held leadership roles in strategy, business and strategy consulting at leading financial and technology companies. Balinder holds a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Political Science from the University of Windsor.


thursday – 01:00pm Masterclasses Equality

Time Icon 60 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Castle Point Numa Lounge

Community Partnership as a Force for Good

In this Masterclass, Mastercard in Canada will focus on the critical role of making a difference for entrepreneurs who encounter additional challenges, especially those from diverse backgrounds – including Indigenous communities and newcomers. We’ll explore the power of community partnerships and engagement to contribute to a stronger, more inclusive, and more equitable Canada. Hear from industry leaders who are driving change with impactful strategies and providing actionable insights to help create a more inclusive and equitable future for all.