Parker Talks: Andrew Prozes
Former CEO of LexisNexis
“Identity in the Fintech World”
6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden in Savannah
Why is identity increasingly important in today’s fintech world? Engagement with technologically advanced financial services may lead to fraud, identity theft and personal data breaches. What can you do in the face of these security challenges when both the “bad guys” and “good guys” can access your data, and who is going to win? What will define your identity in the future?
Former CEO of LexisNexis
Andrew Prozes served as CEO of LexisNexis and on the board of directors of Reed Elsevier, a $45B market cap information company, from 2000 until December 2010. Today, he serves on the boards of Scribestar, Transunion, Neoway, fiizy, payfone, nanopay/mintchip and Synaptive. He chairs the compensation committees for Transunion, Neoway, nanopay/mintchip, Synaptive and payfone. Mr. Prozes works actively with many PE firms. He served on the board of Transunion for its IPO in 2015.
LexisNexis grew from $1.7 billion in 2000 to over $4 billion in 2010. LexisNexis employed approximately 17,000 people in two business units—LexisNexis Legal and LexisNexis Risk Solutions. LNG’s Risk Solutions ($1.5+B) provides data and analytics to help risk professionals assess and decide on underwriting loans and mortgages, insurance coverage for homes and autos, and supports functions using analysis of personal data.
Mr. Prozes was born in Germany to Estonian parents who were fleeing the Russian occupation. He grew up in the Niagara peninsula in Canada, and graduated in the first Canadian computer science program with a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and subsequently received an MBA from York University.
Past chair of The Information Industry Association, Mr. Prozes has served on the boards of the Information Technology Association of Canada, the Canadian Newspaper Association and the National Executive Service Corps. He was an executive board member of the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI), a Board & Executive Committee member of The Atlantic Council of the United States and a director of The Bruce Museum of Arts and Technology in Greenwich, Connecticut. He serves on board of trustees of Freedom House.
A resident of both Greenwich, Connecticut, and Florida, Mr. Prozes has two sons, Kevin and Darin, and holds Canadian, U.S. and EU (Estonian) citizenship.
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