JoAnn Stonier

Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer, Mastercard

JoAnn Stonier is the Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer of Mastercard, where she is responsible for all aspects of Mastercard’s data governance program, including identifying and mitigating data risks across the company, influencing the creation of data driven products and solutions and overseeing data policy. She advises senior management on a broad range of complex legal, data and regulatory issues. JoAnn and her global team manage data risk as an element of the company’s product and business strategy. Information Governance & Privacy are key to Mastercard’s commitment to making all of its products and services safe, simple and smart. Prior to joining Mastercard in 2008, Ms. Stonier was the Chief Privacy Officer for American Express Company.

JoAnn is a recognized expert in the field of privacy, data protection and information governance. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); as a member on the United Nations Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group; and on the Steering Committee for the World Economic Forum’s Data Driven Development Initiative. She is also on the boards of the Information Accountability Foundation and the Centre for Information Policy Leadership. She is also a board Advisor for Momentum Aerospace Group and Hope for the Warriors for privacy and information related issues. For her leadership in Privacy, Data Protection and Information Governance, Ms. Stonier has been recognized by the Information Governance Initiative as the Chief Information Governance Officer of 2015 and in 2011 she was named as an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow.

In addition to her work at Mastercard, Ms. Stonier is an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute where she teaches business strategy and international business, in the Design Management Master’s program.
Ms. Stonier received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University in Queens, and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College. She holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey.