John Lepore joined Mastercard in 2017 as General Counsel, Policy and Advocacy. He is responsible for the global Public Policy, Regulatory Affairs and Litigation. Immediately prior to this role, John worked at RELX Group (ReedElsevier LexisNexis) as Head of Global Government Affairs. He previously spent 15 years with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) covering a wide range of commercial and corporate roles in the US, Europe and Asia. His more recent roles included leading the CEO’s Office and Corporate Strategy team, managing a vaccines business unit in China, and heading the company’s Brussels office for EU government affairs.

Before joining GSK, John served as legal counsel in the US Congress and practiced law at Akin, Gump in the firm’s Washington and Brussels offices. He has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Johns Hopkins University and a law degree (JD) from Georgetown University.