Hong Kong Friday September 12 2014 –  BIIA – Business Information Industry Association today announced the appointment of Adrian Ashurst of Worldbox, Dan Meder of Experian, and Peter Villa of Schufa to the association’s board of directors.

In announcing the appointments David Worlock, Chairman of BIIA expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the new board members for making their expertise and time available in the interest of promoting and protecting our industry.

Adrian Ashurst (1)Adrian Ashurst is President at Worldbox Business Intelligence, an international provider of business and credit information, with operating units in many countries in the world, across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Americas, managing the strategy implementation of the Group worldwide

Adrian Ashurst is also Senior Partner of Graham Associates AG, a Swiss consulting company which provides financial and consulting services to International companies doing business in Switzerland.  He was previously Director and Chief Financial Officer with the Intrum Justitia Group based in Switzerland with responsibilities for IT development. He was CEO of Dun & Bradstreet in Switzerland until 1992

Previously he spent 12 years with Price Waterhouse & Co in Financial Consulting and Audit. While at Price Waterhouse he held senior responsibilities in several countries working in Switzerland, the Bahamas and the United Kingdom.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and sits on the Board of Directors of various international companies.

Dan Meder (2)Dan Meder is vice president of Product Management for Experian’s Business Information Services group. He joined Experian in May 2003. In his current role, Mr. Meder is responsible for the market planning and strategic development of Experian’s business-to-business credit offerings.  Prior to joining Experian, he spent 20 years with Dun & Bradstreet in a variety of technical sales and product marketing roles, lastly as Vice President of Credit Solution Services.

VillaPeter Villa is member of Executive Board of SCHUFA Holding AG.  He joined Schufa in May of 2011.  At Schufa he is responsible for operations and international relations.

Peter came from Bisnode where he was a member of the executive management team of Bisnode AB in Stockholm.  He joined Bisnode Deutschland Holding GmbH in 2000 as managing director of Bisnode Deutschland Holding GmbH and Business Area Director of Product Information in Europe, including companies like Dun & Bradstreet, Wer Liefert Was and Hoppenstedt. In 2009 he became managing director of Bisnode in the German speaking countries. After his graduation from Uppsala University, the Swede Peter Villa started his career in the Bonnier group in 1991.

The new appointments increases the current board membership of 10 to 13 board members – for details go to:  https://2018.biia.com/about-biia/board-of-directors-2