Flavia is a Policy and Advocacy Manager at the European Youth Forum, where she leads the youth rights portfolio and manages a team of Policy Officers working on employment, the future of work, and social rights. Flavia holds a master's degree in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex, and has extensive experience in policy and advocacy in the areas of inclusion and human rights. Before joining the European Youth Forum in 2017, she worked for several civil society organisations in Italy, the UK and Belgium, advocating for children and youth rights at EU and international level.
Senior Vice President, Social Impact, International Markets, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Payal currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Social Impact, International Markets at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. She joined the Center in April 2018, oversees the Center’s philanthropic investments around the globe and manages the Center’s international team across Dubai, London, Miami, New York and Singapore.
Previously, she was Head of Global Community Programs for Standard Chartered Bank. In this capacity, she designed the Bank’s new community investment strategy and oversaw all programs related to education, girls’ empowerment, global health, emergency response, and disaster relief. Payal joined Standard Chartered in July 2008 as the Head of Public Affairs for the Americas.
Payal serves as a trustee for Global Impact UK and is a fellow at the RSA and the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. In 2020, she was appointed to the Advisory Group for the WE EMPOWER G-7 program of UN Women and the Working Group on Financial Health of the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.
A Texas native, Payal has a BA with honors from Stanford University and an MBA and an MPA from New York University.