Equifax appoints former Mastercard CEO Robert W. Selander as new independent director

Equifax has appointed Robert W. Selander, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard Incorporated to the Board of Directors.

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has appointed Robert , the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard Incorporated to the Board of Directors. The Equifax Board now consists of 12 directors, all of whom are independent. Selander served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard from 1997 until 2010. At Mastercard, Selander built and structured a complete, outward-facing organization which went public and achieved a market capitalization of over $25 billion.

He joined Mastercard International Inc. in 1994, where he served as President of Mastercard’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada regions until his appointment as President and CEO. Prior to Mastercard, he spent 20 years at Citibank, where he held several leadership positions including managing parts of Citibank’s Consumer Financial Services business in the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

“Bob Selander is an outstanding addition to our Board of Directors,” said Non-Executive Chairman, Mark L. Feidler. “Bob’s record of strategic innovation and background as a seasoned CEO with knowledge of our industry will strengthen our Board’s broad-based skillset. He will provide valuable insights with respect to our global efforts to rebuild trust with our stakeholders while ensuring long-term business success.”

Selander holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard University. He currently serves as non-executive chairman of the Board of HealthEquity, Inc. and as a director of Western Union Company.

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