Full Name
Rama Lingard
Job Title
Head of Legal - Australasia
Speaker Bio
Rama leads Mastercard’s Australasia legal team, a cross-functional team of Australia-based lawyers which has grown from 5 to 13 lawyers over his 4 years at Mastercard. Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry that powers a global network of consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments, digital partners and other organizations. Mastercard’s global network operates without borders, and so does the Australia-based legal team which supports Australasia and other Asia Pacific markets. Mastercard’s team of Australia-based lawyers are highly valued and critical to Mastercard’s market leading activity/programs, and whose contributions were recognised in 2023 as Excellence Awardees at the Australasian Law Awards and as the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards.

Rama is a highly experienced executive, leader and a legal practitioner with over 25 years of Australian and international experience in leadership and management positions at asset and fund managers, investment banks, retail banks, and payments networks. He has spent his entire legal career working in-house and has been recognised as one of Australia’s top General Counsels by Legal500 in its 2022 and 2023 GC Powerlists and was an individual Excellence Awardee at the Australasian Law Awards 2023.
Rama Lingard