Experian appoints Chief Operating Officer for the UK & Ireland

Experian®, the global information solutions company, has announced the appointment of Tiku Patel to the role of Chief Operating Officer for UK & Ireland.

Tiku Patel joins Experian from Barclays Bank where he was Managing Director, Barclays Premier Banking, responsible for 290,000 clients and annual income of £270m and also led one of the bank’s biggest business integration projects.

In his new role at Experian he will have direct responsibility for some of Experian’s fastest growing businesses. He will also be responsible for the integration of acquisitions, ensuring the resources and processes are in place to achieve maximum benefits and synergies.

Announcing the appointment, Richard Fiddis, Managing Director, Experian UK, Ireland & Northern Europe, said:
“Experian in the UK has grown strongly for over 25 years and is continually broadening its offerings to clients. Recent history has seen a number of high profile acquisitions with companies that are leaders in their fields, such as QAS, ClarityBlue and Eiger Systems. I am delighted that we have now reached a stage of development where we are able to attract high calibre individuals such as Tiku.

“Our continued success relies on our ability to work together as a team, building innovative products and supporting our clients as a single enterprise. Tiku’s knowledge and vast experience in the financial services sector make him a valuable addition to Experian’s management team as we take the business to the next level of performance in an exciting independent future.”

For further press information, please contact:

Peter Brooker
Public Relations Director, Experian
Tel: +44 (0) 115 934 4548
Mobile: 07889 186022

Notes to editors

About Experian

Experian is a global leader in providing value-added information solutions to organisations and consumers.

Experian provides information, analytics, decision-making solutions and processing services. Using its comprehensive understanding of individuals, markets and economies, it helps organisations to find, develop and manage customer relationships to make their businesses more profitable.

Experian promotes greater financial health and opportunity among consumers by enabling them to understand, manage and protect their personal information, helping them control financial aspects of key life events and make the most advantageous financial decisions.

Experian works with clients across diverse industries, including financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, retail and catalogue, automotive, manufacturing, leisure, utilities, e-commerce, property and government. A subsidiary of GUS plc with headquarters in Nottingham, UK, and Costa Mesa, California, more than 12,500 people in 28 countries worldwide support clients in more than 60 countries. Annual sales are in excess of £1.7 billion.

For more information, visit the company’s website on www.experian.com.

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