Sandy Fernandez is the Senior Director of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth where he is responsible for developing and implementing strategy and programs across the Americas to advance inclusive economies through research partnerships, data philanthropy, programs and knowledge sharing. Over the last 18 years he has focused his career on delivering innovative solutions, strategies and enabling research and policy that drives insights on economic mobility and opportunity.
Prior to joining Mastercard Sandy held senior roles in community development at national financial services companies where he developed national community and economic development programs and led coalition efforts with civil rights, policy and advocacy groups on issues of asset building, financial capability, capacity building, diversity and inclusion. He began his career in community health conducting outreach, research and providing education to low-income immigrant communities on diabetes and cardiovascular health. He currently serves on the boards of Grounded Solutions Network and Veterans in Global Leadership and holds an M.P.A. from New York University and a B.A. from Boston University.