Mumbai, 02 August, 2010: Experian®, the global information services company, today announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Townson as Head of Consulting of its Decision Analytics business in India.
Peter is a senior financial service professional and global consultant with over 20 years experience in credit risk management – 15 of which have been spent at Experian. In his new role, he will oversee risk management consulting and proposition development in India. During his career at Experian, Peter has played a key role in establishing Experian Decision Analytics businesses in other emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia and Turkey.
Experian’s Decision Analytics business specializes in providing credit risk and fraud management consulting services and products to enable organizations to make fast, accurate and profitable decisions. For more than 30 years, Experian has developed its best practice analytical, consulting and product capabilities to support organizations to manage and optimize risk; prevent, detect and reduce fraud; reduce debt; meet regulatory obligations; and gain operational efficiencies throughout the customer relationship.
Experian's Decision Analytics expertise spans a variety of industries, including banking, utilities, telecommunications, leasing, insurance, automotive, mortgage, retail finance, public sector, mail order, small business and unsecured lending.
Commenting on Peter’s appointment, Mr. Vikram Narayan, Managing Director and Country Manager, Experian Services India said: “Having received the full license to operate as a Credit Information Company we are now further strengthening our Decision Analytics team in India. Under Peter’s leadership, clients in India will benefit from his extensive experience of delivering software solutions that manage the risk and reward of their commercial and financial decisions.”
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2010 was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.
For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.