Blackstone taps ex-Mastercard CEO/president as senior advisor

Blackstone has named Gene Lockhart as a senior advisor.

Blackstone has named Gene Lockhart as a senior advisor.

In his new role, Lockhart will leverage his expertise in the financial services and financial technology sectors, with a focus on Blackstone Growth and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities.

Lockhart is the former CEO and president of Mastercard. He is also the ex-president of Bank of America’s global retail bank and former president of AT&T’s consumer services. He has served as a board member of many companies, including First Republic Bank, IMS Health, Cognizant, Huron Consulting, NetSpend, Argus Information, Progressive Financial, Alkami Technology, Feature Space, Factor Trust, NuBank, Metro Bank and CLIP.

Lockhart has a bachelor of science degree and MBA from the University of Virginia.