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S&P Global CIO Out Amid Broad Operations Reshuffle

S&P Global Inc. Chief Information Officer Krishna Nathan is leaving the company following a broad reorganization at the financial data and analytics firm. Swamy Kocherlakota, the company’s head of global infrastructure and enterprise transformation, is now CIO, reporting to financial chief Ewout Steenbergen. Overseeing S&P’s global digital infrastructure group, he will focus on infrastructure, cloud strategy, information security and business ... Read More »

Ant Financial Strengthens Cross-border Business for South and Southeast Asia

ANT Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial”, or the “Company”) announced the appointment of Cherry Huang as General Manager, Cross-border Business for South and Southeast Asia of Alipay. Huang will lead business operations and growth in the region to further strengthen Alipay’s payments platform leadership through enabling cross-border transactions. The appointment of Huang reinforces Ant Financial’s mission to leverage Alibaba’s online ... Read More »

Taking Care of Your ‘Digital Footprints’

Customers without credit scores can take the digital journey to get loans Rajiv Raj and Abhishek Agarwal co-founders of CreditVidya comment why fintech companies and P2P lending platforms are looking at alternative data, and how you should take care of your digital footprints Rajiv Raj (left) and Abhishek Agarwal, co-founders of CreditVidya. Mumbai-based CreditVidya, a fintech start-up, uses alternative data ... Read More »

Arvato Financial Solutions and Latentview Analytics Enter into a Partnership

Arvato Financial Solutions, a leading global financial services provider, has announced an agreement with LatentView Analytics, an internationally leading, award-winning analytics and decision sciences provider. The cooperation focuses on delivering services and solutions that help companies drive digital transformation of financial business processes and use data to gain a competitive advantage. As part of the agreement, the two parties will ... Read More »

Nova Credit in the News

Described as an Alternative Credit Agency in this article, Nova Credit Lets Immigrants Bring their Credit History With Them Millions of immigrants enter the United States lacking something important for success: a documented financial history or credit score. Unable to prove their reliability to lenders, they find it harder to rent an apartment, lease a car, or get their first ... Read More »

Equifax Names Scott McGregor as New Independent Director

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced that Scott A. McGregor, the former Chief Executive Officer of Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: AVGO), has been appointed to the Board of Directors.  He will also serve on the Board’s Technology Committee.  The Equifax Board now consists of 11 directors, all of whom are independent.  “We are very pleased to add Scott McGregor—an exceptional leader with broad ... Read More »

GBG Expands Executive Team to Enhance Focus on Customer and Innovation

Understanding the customer takes centre stage at award winning tech firm GBG, the global specialist in Identity Data Intelligence, has announced two new members to its Executive leadership team. The appointments bolster the Group’s focus on customers and innovation. Mick Hegarty joins as Managing Director, Customer Insight & Innovationto ensure that the Group’s strategy, plans and portfolio are based on innovating for customers. ... Read More »

Acxiom Appoints New Leadership for Connectivity Division LiveRamp

James Arra and Anneka Gupta to succeed Travis May as co-presidents of LiveRamp Travis May named Chief Growth Officer for Acxiom Acxiom® (Nasdaq: ACXM), the data foundation for the world’s best marketers, today announced the appointments of James Arra and Anneka Gupta as co-presidents of LiveRamp®, reporting directly to Acxiom CEO Scott Howe. Arra and Gupta succeed Travis May who is transitioning ... Read More »

Bisnode CHRO Cecilia Westerholm Beer Winner of HR Profile of the Year at the Roi REKRYTERING Awards

Bisnode announced that Cecilia Westerholm Beer, Chief HR Officer at Bisnode has been awarded HR profile of the year in Stockholm. The award, instituted by Roi Rekrytering and SPP, celebrates individuals who are at the forefront of digitization of processes across their organizations. Cecilia was recognized for her broad knowledge within HR, her ability to be a team player and her innovative ... Read More »

Equifax Appoints Paulino Do Rego Barros, Jr. as Interim Chief Executive Officer

Paulino Barros was appointed interim chief executive officer in September 2017.  He previously served as president of the company’s Asia Pacific business, which includes the largest acquisition in Equifax’s history – Veda, the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Barros previously served as president of U.S. Information Solutions, and prior to that as ... Read More »

Equifax Executive Changes

Equifax Chairman, CEO, Richard Smith Retires; Board of Directors Appoints Current Board Member Mark Feidler Chairman; Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr. Appointed Interim CEO; Company to Initiate CEO Search The Board of Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced that Richard Smith will retire as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 26, 2017.  The Board of Directors ... Read More »

Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force Chair to Advise encompass

encompass has appointed Amy Bell, of Amy Bell Compliance, as industry advisor to advise on encompass verify, next generation AML and KYC software for legal and accountancy. Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, Amy worked for many years as a solicitor before moving into compliance and eventually launching her own firm. A leading figure helping law firms adapt to the ... Read More »

Encompass Appoints Jon May and Yasmeen Jaffer as Industry Advisors

Encompass has appointed Jon May, former CEO of market leading KYC utility, kyc.com and global head of Regulatory and Compliance Managed Services at IHS Markit, and Yasmeen Jaffer, former Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development at IHS Markit, as industry advisers. Jon is currently CEO, and Yasmeen, Partner, of the KYC, Regulatory and Compliance FinTech firm, JJCFinTech. During his time as ... Read More »

Kroll Takes on Hong Kong Market with new APAC Cybersecurity Lead

Former Hong Kong Police Force and JP Morgan Chase security head Paul Jackson has carved out his space as Kroll’s new Asia-Pacific leader for the company’s Cyber Security and Investigations Practice in Hong Kong. Kroll’s global cyber security practice leader Jasan Smolanoff, says it’s exciting to have an experienced team member on board the Asian team. He cites Jackson’s ability ... Read More »

Nerida Caesar to Join Westpac Board as an Independent, Non-executive Director

Westpac has appointed Nerida Caesar, a technology and innovation expert as an independent, non-executive director to its board.  With about 30 years of commercial and business management experience, Nerida Caesar will join the bank’s board effective September 1. Caesar, who is currently the managing director of Equifax Australia and New Zealand (formerly Veda Group), will transition to an advisory role ... Read More »

Experian India Appoints Vaishali Kasture as MD and Country Manager

Experian has appointed Vaishali Kasture as Managing Director and Country Manager, Experian India with immediate effect. Based in Mumbai, she will report into Experian Asia Pacific. Kasture will be responsible for all management and operations in India and will help the organization implement its short and long-term plans. Prior to this Kasture has worked at Deloitte Consulting in India for ... Read More »

Equifax Appoints Laura Wilbanks as Chief Marketing Officer

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced the appointment of  Laura Wilbanks as Chief Marketing Officer, succeeding Trey Loughran, who recently assumed the role of President of United States Information Solutions (USIS). “Laura’s rich leadership experience with our company, her ability to respond to the changing marketplace, and her tremendous capacity for thoughtful, strategic engagement with our customers, make her the ideal candidate ... Read More »