Stephen C. King is Senior Vice-President, Counsel, Investigations, within Mastercard’s Global Compliance & Ethics Team. In this role, he manages the overall Business Conduct Office (“BCO”) and the Global Compliance Investigations Team. The BCO is responsible for the Code of Conduct, Whistleblower policy, Supplemental Code of Ethics for the CEO and Senior Financial Officers, Conflicts of Interest and associated procedures. In addition, the BCO is responsible for the development and deployment of the employee compliance and ethics training strategy, training roadmap and awareness activities. The Global Compliance Investigations Team is responsible for managing the Ethics Helpline and conducting independent investigations into reports of potential legal, Code of Conduct and policy violations by Mastercard employees.
Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. King was Chief Compliance Investigator and Legal Senior Director for Critical Risk Areas for PepsiCo, Inc. Previously, Mr. King was senior counsel for Raytheon Company. Mr. King served as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York and the Director of Investigations & Law Enforcement in the White House Homeland Security Council. In 2006, Mr. King was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve a three-year term as a member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, a quasi-judicial, independent agency within the Department of Justice, which adjudicates claims of U.S. nationals against foreign governments.
Mr. King graduated with a JD from Columbia University School of Law and earned his BA from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He is a member of the Bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the State of New York.