TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) has hired Abhi Dhar as Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer, effective January 14.

Dhar is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of experience in a wide array of technology roles. His expertise includes product development, digital product management and information security in complex and regulated technology environments. He will be responsible for the strategic direction and performance of TransUnion’s Global Technology organization, reporting to TransUnion President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Peck and serving on TransUnion’s Executive Committee.

Dhar joins TransUnion from Packyge, Inc., a last-mile delivery startup he co-founded in 2017, focused on enabling last step in-store digital experiences.  Prior to Packyge, he held several technology roles at Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) from 2009-2017, most recently as Senior Vice President, Group Chief Digital Officer for WBA and Chief Information Officer for Walgreens/Retail Pharmacy USA. Prior to Walgreens, he served as Senior Vice President and CIO at TravelCLICK, Inc.; Vice President, Software CTO for Cendent Corporation/Travelport; Principal Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers; and several engineering roles with AT&T. Dhar holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering from the National Institute of Engineering at Mysore University in India.

Dhar will replace Mohit Kapoor prior to his planned retirement later in 2019. Kapoor will remain at TransUnion in the interim in a temporary role as Executive Vice President for Global Technology Acceleration while assisting with Dhar’s transition as CITO.

Source: TransUnion Press Release