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Alexander Niejelow

Senior Vice President Cybersecurity Coordination and Advocacy, Mastercard

Alexander Niejelow serves as Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Coordination & Advocacy at Mastercard Incorporated and served as its Senior Vice President of Public Policy since February 2016.

Prior to Mastercard, Alex served as director for cybersecurity policy on President Obama's National Security Council. He served as chief of staff to the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, where he helped coordinate the administration's efforts to develop and enforce intellectual property and patent policies.  

Prior to joining the Obama administration, he served as a senior associate at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where he analyzed and provided recommendations on enhancing the security of the global pharmaceutical supply chain. He worked in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rikind, Wharton & Garrison before joining the Department of Homeland Security in 2010 as a senior advisor on international trade policy and operations.