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TransUnion UK appoints Satrajit Saha as new CEO

Leading credit reference agency and information solutions provider TransUnion (formerly Callcredit), has announced today the appointment of Satrajit “Satty” Saha as its new chief executive officer. Outgoing CEO Mike Gordon will remain with the business as an adviser until the end of March 2019 to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.

Prior to joining TransUnion’s UK-based operation in August 2018, Satty was chief business officer at TransUnion CIBIL, India, where he was responsible for crafting and executing the go-to-market strategy. Satty regularly advised India’s largest financial institutions on growth and risk challenges facing the industry and worked with them on creating and executing cutting-edge solutions.

Having been part of TransUnion for more than four years, Satty is well-positioned to bring the full extent of TransUnion’s offerings to the UK market. As chief commercial officer since August 2018, Satty has been a central figure in aligning the UK business with TransUnion’s global operating model, following the acquisition of Callcredit last year.

Satty has extensive financial services sector expertise and significant international experience. During his career – with close to 20 years in leadership – he has managed large geographies, products and business lines in India and Africa for retail banks and information services companies. Previous roles have included senior management positions with Barclays Africa, Deutsche Bank and Citibank, in areas spanning cards, payments, retail banking, risk, fraud and information services.

Speaking of the appointment, Satty said: “It’s a really exciting time for the business and 2019 will be a pivotal year as we bring to bear the full weight of TransUnion’s offering, introducing new products to the UK market and helping businesses and consumers to benefit from an even greater level of data and insight. I’m looking forward to building on the strong foundations we have in place, and taking the UK business forward as we embrace the opportunities ahead.”

David Neenan president of TransUnion International commented: “Satty brings with him a wealth of expertise and is already well-known within our international organisation so we’re delighted to entrust our UK-led operations to his leadership. With strong strategic thinking, execution ability, and extensive experience in managing large and diverse teams, Satty is an asset to TransUnion and we’re delighted to confirm his appointment as CEO.”