Alexander N.M. Niejelow
Alexander Niejelow is senior vice president for cybersecurity coordination and advocacy. In this role, Alex is responsible for coordinating cybersecurity matters across Mastercard’s business units and departments, as well as the company’s global safety, security and technology advocacy efforts. He is a member of the Mastercard Security Council; the executive leadership team responsible for managing company’s global security priorities.
Alex previously served as senior vice president of public policy and data protection since joining Mastercard in 2016. In this role, he was responsible for policy efforts in the areas of cybersecurity and global data management, while also leading the company’s industry partnerships on technology policy issues.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Alex was director of cybersecurity policy on the National Security Council at the White House, where he focused on efforts to advance the Administration’s cybersecurity, technology, and trade policy priorities. He also served as chief of staff to the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, where he helped coordinate the U.S. Government’s intellectual property policy and enforcement strategies beginning in 2012.
Before joining the White House, Alex was counselor and senior advisor to the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Department of Homeland Security from 2010 to 2012. In this role, he worked extensively on international trade policy and operations and global supply chain security.
From 2008 until joining the Department of Homeland Security, Alex worked in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
Alex holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Duke University.