Sandy Fernandez

Vice President

North America

Sandy is Vice President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth where he is responsible for developing and implementing the Center’s strategy and programs across North America. He has focused his career on delivering innovative solutions, strategies and enabling research and policy that drives insights on economic mobility and opportunity for the nonprofit and private sectors. 

Prior to joining Mastercard Sandy held senior roles at Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase & Co. where he developed national community and economic development programs and led coalition efforts with civil rights, policy and advocacy groups on issues of asset building, financial capability, capacity building, diversity and inclusion.  He began his career in the community health field conducting outreach, research and providing education to low-income immigrant communities on diabetes and cardiovascular health.

He currently serves on the boards of Grounded Solutions Network and Veterans in Global Leadership and holds an M.P.A. from New York University and a B.A. from Boston University.