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Coface Appoints Thomas Yong as Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific

Thomas Yong will manage the commercial activities across the Asia Pacific, including new sales, renewal business, customer relationship management and Coface Global Solutions. Thomas, a Business Administration graduate from the National University of Singapore, enjoyed a long and successful career at renowned corporations. Prior to joining Coface, Thomas was Strategy & Operations (SE Asia & Oceania) Director at Samsung Electronic ... Read More »

Harte Hanks Announces Executive Leadership Change

Harte Hanks, a leader in developing customer relationships, experiences and defining interaction-led marketing, announced the appointment of Douglas C. Shepard as interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Shepard, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, succeeds Robert A. Philpott, who has stepped down as President and CEO, as well as from the Company’s Board of Directors, to pursue other ... Read More »

Acxiom Appoints Jeremy Allen as President of Marketing Services

Allen will manage and “reinvigorate” the company’s marketing services, a $445 million division, Acxiom said in a statement. Allen has more than two decades of enterprise marketing experience in leadership roles at Nielsen and McKinsey. In his most recent position as executive vice president of the marketing effectiveness division, he led turnaround revenue growth in three years. Allen earned a ... Read More »

Acxiom’s LiveRamp Hires Luke McGuinness as Head of Data Partnerships

McGuinness Appointment Signals Strong Momentum for LiveRamp, Further Supports Onboarding Capabilities and Data-Driven Marketing Growth and Adoption LiveRamp™, an Acxiom® company, announced it has hired Luke McGuinness as head of Data Partnerships. In this role, he will broaden LiveRamp’s network of partners and help companies successfully onboard their data assets into the marketing ecosystem. McGuinness–an experienced leader in business development ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Forms Legal Executive Institute

Institute to Serve as Legal Industry Resource Hub; Baxter serving as chairman Thomson Reuters has created a comprehensive resource for legal leaders and industry professionals: the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute. The Legal Executive Institute provides legal news, expert views, analytics, benchmark reports and industry-leading events to inform those who lead and manage the delivery of legal services. The Legal Executive ... Read More »

Penton Appoints Barbara Couchois And George Assimakopoulos

Penton Appoints Barbara Couchois And George Assimakopoulos To Lead Its Explosive Growth In Marketing Services and expanding strategic agency relationships Penton, an innovative professional information services company, today announced that it has appointed Barbara Couchois to the newly created role of vice president, marketing monetization and named George Assimakopoulos head of client services, to drive the company’s exceptional growth in marketing services. The company’s ... Read More »

Andreas Tesch re-elected President of ICISA

The members of the International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA) re-elected Andreas Tesch, Chief Market Officer of Atradius N.V., to the position of President of ICISA for 2015 / 2016. In 2014 trade credit premiums of ICISA members increased 2.95% while insured exposure grew 11.9%. (ICISA members account for 95% of trade credit insurance worldwide) Mr. Tesch noted; “The ... Read More »

General Motors CIO Randy Mott Joins Dun & Bradstreet Board of Directors

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) today announced the appointment of Randall D. Mott, General Motors’ senior vice president and chief information officer, Global Information Technology, to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mott will serve on the Board’s Audit Committee and Innovation & Technology Committee. In this role, he will provide guidance in a number of areas, namely working with executives on ... Read More »

Experian Appoints Barry Libenson as CIO

Experian, the global information services company, has appointed Barry Libenson as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to joining Experian, Barry was CIO of Safeway in North America. Reporting to Kerry Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Experian, Barry will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Group’s global technology strategy. “Barry’s strategic, operational and leadership experience will enable us ... Read More »

Kreditech Appoints Oliver Prill as COO

Kreditech, the consumer finance technology Group, appointed Oliver Prill joined as Chief Operating Officer. Oliver Prill (43) has over 15 years experience in the wholesale and retail financial service industry.  Before joining Kreditech he served as an advisor to a number of funds and banks operating in the consumer finance space. He was Chief Executive of Optanus, a boutique focused ... Read More »

Moody’s Appoints Scott Kenney SVP

Moody’s Corporation announced that Scott Kenney has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Auditor of the Corporation.   Mr. Kenney will oversee the independent assessment of Moody’s governance, risk management and internal control processes. Mr. Kenney, who joins Moody’s from Deloitte’s Governance Regulatory and Risk Strategies practice, has more than 19 years of advisory experience in internal control design and ... Read More »

Alibaba’s Q1 Revenue up 45% in FY2015 – Announces Changes in Leadership

Alibaba Group announced its results for the quarter and the fiscal year ended 31st March 2015.  For the quarter ended 31st March, the company recorded revenues of US$2.8 billion, up 45% over same period in 2014.  However, net income in the period was down 49% year-on-year, to US$463 million. Revenues from Alibaba’s China B2B business, primarily generated from 1688.com, grew ... Read More »

McGraw Hill Financial Appoints Robert H. Easton Chief Compliance Officer

McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) announced the appointment of Robert H. Easton, 43, as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, effective May 26, 2015. Mr. Easton will report to Lucy Fato, Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Easton is to join McGraw Hill Financial from the New York State Department of Financial Services, where, as Executive Deputy Superintendent of the Insurance Division, he has overseen ... Read More »

TransUnion Canada Announces Paul Devereaux to Lead Its Financial Services Team

TransUnion Canada announced Paul Devereaux has joined the company as vice president of financial services.  With more than 25 years of experience in business development and sales, Devereaux will lead the financial services team as it continues to expand TransUnion’s market share in Canada. Prior to joining TransUnion, Devereaux led Canadian sales for SecureKey Technologies. Devereaux has also served as ... Read More »

Acxiom Appoints Rick Erwin as President and General Manager of Audience Solutions

Acxiom® announced the appointment of Rick Erwin as President and General Manager of Audience Solutions, a newly formed division comprised of the Company’s Data and Decision Sciences assets. With over two decades of marketing services experience, Erwin, a leading voice in the field of data-driven marketing, will be responsible for driving the strategy, growth and profitability of Acxiom’s industry-leading data ... Read More »

Experian Introduces Enterprise Fraud and ID Business in North America

Dedicated unit launches Big Data fraud service for breach and identity compromise detection At the start of the Vision 2015 Conference, Experian® announced a new dedicated enterprise Fraud and ID business in North America. This newly established business unit allows Experian to more aggressively address the growing variety of fraud risk and identity management challenges businesses, financial institutions and government agencies ... Read More »