JoAnn C. Stonier is Chief Data Officer for Mastercard, leading the organization’s data innovation efforts while navigating current and future data risks. She oversees curation, quality, governance and management of the company’s extensive data assets, as Mastercard increasingly looks to deepen the strategic value it can provide its merchant, banking and government customers and cardholders through its expanding data-driven products and capabilities.
Previously, she was the company’s Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer, responsible for global privacy and information governance, and leading regulatory engagement for data compliance.
JoAnn is a recognized and sought-after thought leader in emergent data and privacy issues. She has advised industry executives, governments, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs. Currently, she serves on the United Nations Expert Group on Governance and Artificial Intelligence and is Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Data Policy. JoAnn also serves as a Board Advisor for Truata, a data trust co-founded by Mastercard and IBM, on the Board of Directors and Governance Committee for Hope For The Warriors, a non-profit Veteran service organization, and on the Board of Trustees and Executive & Finance Committees for Academy of Mount St. Ursula, where she attended high school in Bronx, New York.
She received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University and Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis