TransUnion has announced the appointment of Javier García de la Torre to the role of General Manager of Spain. An accomplished financial services industry professional with significant digital transformation and business development experience, he is ideally positioned to lead TransUnion’s Spanish business in the next stage of its evolution.

García de la Torre (left)will help set TransUnion’s strategic vision for the country, focusing on driving continued growth and innovation across customer solutions, and building even stronger client relationships as TransUnion’s offering in Spain continues to grow.

Satty Saha, UK & Europe CEO for TransUnion (right), said: “As we look to grow our offering in Spain, Javier brings invaluable experience in developing new business models and bringing teams together to deliver transformative solutions. Taking a customer-centric digital-first approach has always been key to our growth in Spain and we are confident his passion and proven track record will help deliver on our ambition.”

García de la Torre was most recently at digital bank, WiZink, focused on digital transformation and business development, prior to that he held a number of senior roles in both blue chip and high growth companies. This includes senior product roles for Equifax across a number of its European markets, and time at the digital rewards platform (a Banco Santander, CaixaBank & Telefónica FinTech startup) across its cash back and loyalty programs, and money transfer payment app solutions. Earlier in his career, García de la Torre was also founder and CEO of a successful engineering consultancy which worked for real estate developments across Spain. He holds an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from Vigo University, an MBA from ESADE and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and an Executive Master in Data Science and Big Data from AFI School of Finance.

“Trusted transactions between businesses and consumers have never been more important. As the Spanish landscape continues to evolve in key areas like digital and fraud prevention, TransUnion’s leadership in information and insights is ideally suited to serving the needs of Spanish businesses as they look to succeed,” said García de la Torre. “Organisations are increasingly operating at the intersection of data and technology, and TransUnion has a proven track record of delivering for its clients, at scale across the globe.”

Source:  TransUnion UK Press Release