Experian appoints Head of Identity & Fraud for EMEA region

Former VISA Europe and FICO risk specialist joins Experian

Experian appoints Head of Identity & Fraud for EMEA region
Former VISA Europe and FICO risk specialist joins Experian

Nottingham, UK, 21 March 2011 — Experian, the global information services company, today announced the appointment of Tony Connell as its first Head of Identity & Fraud for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Reporting to David Groom, EMEA Managing Director for Experian Decision Analytics, Connell will be responsible for Experian’s broad range of identity, authentication and fraud prevention services throughout the region, ensuring their uptake, relevance and that they deliver value for customers and partners.

Connell joins Experian from Visa Europe, where he was Vice President of Risk Product Management. Previously he worked at Jaywing DMG and Fair Isaac Corporation, across a range of product management, marketing and business development roles in the fraud and risk arena.

David Groom comments: “Experian’s broad identity verification and fraud prevention offerings, underpinned by our unique data assets, have started to gain traction amongst a wide range of organisations in the EMEA region. Tony’s appointment, which brings with it valuable fraud and risk expertise gained from both client and vendor perspectives, will enable us to drive the business forward across a range of sectors.”


James Taylor
Experian Public Relations
+44 (0)115 99 22650

About Experian
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.

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