Pamela Shin

associate director, legal counsel, Mastercard Foundation

Pamela leads Mastercard Foundation’s Legal and Compliance team. In her role, she is responsible for overall legal and compliance matters relating to enterprise-wide governance, programs, global operations, and strategy.

Pamela joined the Foundation in 2017 as Legal Counsel, primarily supporting programs and contracts matters before being appointed as Head of Legal and Compliance in 2019. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Legal Counsel to World Vision Canada and in private practice where she gained experience leading engagements involving entrepreneurs, small businesses, multi-national corporations, non-government organizations, and the public sector.

She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English Literature and Political Science and a Bachelor of Laws, both from the University of Western Ontario. Pamela has received several awards including, the Gold Medal for achieving the highest GPA in her undergraduate degree program. She was also recognized as a 2019 Lexpert Rising Star.