Global consumer credit rating agency Equifax announced over the weekend that Lisa M. Nelson has been promoted to President of Equifax International, reporting directly to CEO Mark W. Begor and serving on the company's senior leadership team. She will be responsible for leading the company's footprint in five regions and 23 countries, including Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, India and other emerging markets.
Nelson has been with Equifax since 2011, leading various international businesses. She was previously Group Managing Director of Equifax Australia/New Zealand, one of the company's major markets, and before that President of Equifax Canada. Prior to that she was with consumer credit risk firm FICO and fintech firm FIS.
Calling Nelson an “impressive global leader”, Equifax CEO Begor said: "She is a strong, authentic leader with a proven track record of inspiring teams to achieve results and deliver for our customers. Lisa has clearly demonstrated her ability to develop and deliver on strategic priorities and drive core growth in two significant regions within Equifax. I am energized to have her leading our International team.”
Replacing Nelson as Group Managing Director of Equifax Australia/New Zealand will be Melanie Cochrane (right), who is joining Equifax from American Express. Cochrane had led various divisions of American Express in the Asia Pacific region.