TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) has announced that Akshay Kumar has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Global Technology Architecture & Strategy. In this role, Kumar is responsible for ongoing technology transformation efforts, including cloud enablement. He also oversees ongoing emerging technology evaluation globally. Kumar reports directly to Abhi Dhar, TransUnion’s Chief Information and Technology Officer.

Kumar joins TransUnion from Discover Financial Services, where he was Chief Data Officer and led the migration of Discover’s data and analytics ecosystem to cloud. Prior to this role, he served as Chief Data Officer at Aetna, where he established a data science practice along with the development of a 20+ Petabytes private cloud-based analytics platform. Kumar previously held roles with UBS Investment Bank, MBNA and American Express, and brings more than 20 years of experience as a business leader, innovator and technologist to the company.

Kumar holds an MBA and MS in Decision Information Systems from Arizona State University, a post-graduate diploma in Supply Chain Management from Stanford University and a BS in Chemistry from University of Delhi, India.

Source:  TranUnion Press Release