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Equifax names Samir Bhatia CEO of India-based credit information company

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Staff writer | Atlanta, Ga., USA | November 19, 2009
EquifaxNovember 19, 2009, Atlanta, Ga., USA - Equifax Inc., an information solutions company, announced that it has appointed Samir Bhatia as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer-designate of its Indian affiliate Equifax Credit Information Services Private Limited.
Mr. Bhatia is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience, and is recognised and respected as one of the leading bankers in the country.

He has over 24 years experience in the Banking and Financial Services industry and has worked with leading, successful banks such as Citibank, HDFC Bank and Barclays Bank.

He has rich experience and exposure to all facets of retail and commercial banking.

Mr. Bhatia started his career with Citibank where he held several positions in financial control, credit, risk management and corporate banking.

He then moved on to become one of the founding members of HDFC Bank, one of India's most successful new-generation private banks.

During his 12 years with HDFC Bank, Mr. Bhatia developed and led the Corporate Bank and the Emerging Markets Group.

He was also Managing Director, India and Indian Ocean with Barclays Global Retail & Commercial Bank and was instrumental in setting up the bank from the drawing board and growing it to over 125 branches in 48 cities, and 2000+ employees.