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Mastercard CEO talks about embracing immigrant talent, says diversity makes people stronger

Ajay Banga says people get opportunities in America on the basis of merit.

, ET Bureau|
Aug 16, 2019, 09.13 AM IST
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Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, in an interview with ET Panache, opened up about Indians immigrants in America.
Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, in an interview with ET Panache, opened up about Indians immigrants in America. The top boss talked about the importance of embracing immigrant talent and how it benefits people.

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“I talked about this recently at the Ellis Island Awards. I don’t think that any of the discussions have necessarily changed the goals of people, whether they’re born here or coming to America to pursue a career or a dream. I believe this country gives you opportunities based on what you do and how you do it, not what you look like and where you come from. For that I am grateful — for both me and my family. We need to find ways to embrace the value and talent immigrants have to offer — not the least of which is their diversity. Their diverse perspectives and experiences make us stronger.”

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