Nina Mapara is VP, Canada Region Counsel for Mastercard Canada, responsible for all legal matters in Canada. She is an ally and champion of Mastercard Canada’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Nina joined Mastercard in 2015. Prior to joining Mastercard, Nina was Senior Legal Counsel and AVP, Legal at Capital One Canada and Mackenzie Financial, respectively. Nina spent the early years of her career in a regulatory, M&A and securities practice at Intact Financial (formerly ING Canada). Nina worked as a senior associate at Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP, where her practice focused on regulatory, lending and M&A transactions in the financial services industry.
Nina is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. She has a Master of Arts and a JD/BCL from McGill University. Nina is a member of the Ontario bar.
Nina was born in Nairobi, Kenya and currently lives in Toronto, Canada. In her spare time, she enjoys latin dance, travel and fitness.