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 president of International. Barros joined Equifax in April 2010.
Mr. Barros has more than 25 years of managerial and leadership experience within the telecommunications, food, automotive, glass and chemical industries.
Before joining Equifax, Mr. Barros was the founder and president of PB&C – Global Investments (LLC), an international consulting and investment firm. Previously, Mr. Barros was the president of Global Operations for AT&T, which has a presence in 135 countries. In this role, he was responsible for leading enterprise businesses in international markets on five different continents. Mr. Barros held several executive leadership positions at the BellSouth Corporation before it was acquired by AT&T in 2006, including chief product officer, president of BellSouth Latin America, regional vice president of Latin America, as well as chief planning and operations officer.
Prior to working for BellSouth and AT&T, Mr. Barros served as corporate vice president and general manager – Latin America Group for Motorola, Inc. and was corporate vice president and general manager of Market Operations – Americas for Motorola, Inc. He also held a variety of positions with The NutraSweet Company in Chicago and Monsanto Company in both St. Louis and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine named Mr. Barros one of the “50 Most Important Hispanics in Technology” for two consecutive years (2004 and 2005) and one of the “100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business” in 2006. He served as an Independent Director of NII Holdings, Inc. from July 2012 to June 2015. He also served on the board of the American Red Cross – Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter and served on the Westminster Schools Finance Committee.
Source: Equifax Press Release