Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy is chief administrative officer for Mastercard, overseeing the company’s Law, Franchise and Integrity activities, its People and Capabilities function and Mastercard Transaction Services. He is also a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team and Management Committee.

Prior to assuming this role, Tim served as the company’s general counsel for seven years, helping advance Mastercard’s legal and regulatory affairs, public policy, corporate governance and compliance, while also bringing a business mindset to further evolve the legal function.

Throughout his 20-plus year tenure at Mastercard, Tim has also served as chief product officer, president of the company’s U.S. region, executive vice president of customer business planning and analysis, and senior vice president and associate general counsel.

Before joining Mastercard in 2000, he was an associate in the New York and London offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Tim is chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Urban League and he co-chairs the Cyber Readiness Institute. He sits on the boards of Northwestern Mutual and Community Solutions. He is a member of the Aspen Cybersecurity Group, Legal Services Corporation’s Leaders Council, the Economic Club of New York, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Tim was named a Legend in Law in 2018 by the Burton Foundation.

He earned a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Amherst College.

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