TransUnion UK has appointed Satrajit Saha as its new chief executive officer, it has been confirmed.
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, Saha was chief business officer at TransUnion CIBIL, India, where he advised large financial institutions in the country on growth and risk strategy.
As chief commercial officer since August 2018, Saha has been responsible for aligning the UK business with TransUnion’s global operating model, following the acquisition of Callcredit last year.
During his career, Saha has managed 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.
He 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.”