Latitude appoints Chief Data Officer

29 September 2020

Latitude Financial has appointed Kshira Saagar as Chief Data Officer. A leader in Data Science & Analytics with a wealth of experience working for global online shopping brands, Kshira will expand Latitude’s digital and data capabilities and build personalised merchant and consumer experiences.

“Kshira joins Latitude at an important time, as we continue to respond to the significant changes brought about by COVID-19, especially in the way consumers and merchants interact,” said Andrew Walduck, Chief Operating Officer at Latitude. “Data points and algorithms will be a critical feature of our continued growth and our approach for our merchant partners and consumers. Kshira’s extensive background in large organisations will help us drive this growth.”

Kshira will join Latitude on October 19 from Global Fashion Group (parent company of THE ICONIC) where he is currently Global Group Director of Data Science for Global Fashion Group. He has held roles in the data science industry across the US, Asia, Europe and Australia for 15 years.

“Being able to lead and manage how customers, merchants and employees make better use of data at a financial services firm like Latitude, is an exciting challenge,” said Kshira. “Working for a retailer, in any position or role, gives someone the amazing ability to understand and appreciate everything from a customer-first lens and also apply customer-needs based solutions to all problems. Working for a digital retailer heightens that understanding and also provides the ability to parse through billions of rows and touchpoints to turn these insights into rapidly implementable actions that can help make customers' lives better.”

Latitude is Australia’s leading interest free shopping and credit provider, with more than 2.7 million customer accounts across Australia and New Zealand.

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