Jun 2021 | News |

Hong Kong, 1 June 2021: Experian, the world’s leading global information services company, has appointed Maria Liu as Managing Director of Greater China. Based in Beijing, Maria will be responsible for the management and operations of Experian in Greater China, working closely with Experian Asia Pacific’s regional leadership to strengthen and grow the company’s presence and businesses in the region.


Maria comes with 25 years’ banking experience, having worked in various leadership roles in banking management and client development, and supporting global financial services firms in various stages of their growth in China. She successfully led front line coverage teams to deliver outstanding business results during her leadership tenures with China’s key financial institutions including Bank of America, ANZ Bank, and HSBC.


Her most recent role was Managing Director and Co-Head of China Corporate Banking for Bank of America (BofA), where she successfully managed the bank’s corporate banking strategy and team amidst a challenging business environment. Prior to her tenure at Bank of America, Maria served as General Manager of ANZ Bank Beijing, where she was responsible for the local incorporation of the bank and its business strategy and led major cross-border acquisition financing landmark deals. Maria also spent 12 years at HSBC, where her last role was General Manager of the bank’s Qingdao branch, a key contributor to its China operations.


Maria brings with her decades of banking expertise and global business networks having worked in Hong Kong, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao. She has forged important working relationships over the years with Chinese government officials, regulators, as well as major leading financial institutions and corporate clients.


Maria Liu, Managing Director, Experian Greater China, said: “I am pleased to join Experian, and am committed to taking the business to greater heights. I look forward to working with my team to continue offering financial institutions in Greater China cutting-edge solutions to accelerate their digital transformation and fully unlock their business potential by translating data into beneficial insights. With Experian’s unique position in China, we will continue developing China’s credit reporting industry, and contribute to the development of the Chinese economy.”


“China is one of the world’s most dynamic markets for both the information technology and financial services industries. Maria’s appointment reinforces Experian’s commitment to investing in China and the future of our business. With her success as an innovative and entrepreneurial business leader, excellent cross-cultural management skills, dedication to developing talent, and ability to lead in a challenging business climate, I am confident that Maria will lead the Greater China team to drive Experian’s success,” said Ben Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, Experian Asia Pacific.


Maria has served on several boards, including the Board of Directors for ANZ Laos, ANZ LiangPing Rural Bank and Australia Chamber of Commerce China. Maria has an executive MBA from Tsinghua University.


Experian has been operating in Greater China since the 1990s, covering three main areas, namely Commercial Credit Services, Decisioning & Analytics, and Identity & Fraud. Experian helps clients rapidly understand their business partners’ operating strength and risk level, implement decisioning & analytics and maintain ideal relationships with targeted customers to drive profitability, as well as prevent identity theft and fraud. Over 80% of Fortune 500 companies in China use Experian’s commercial credit products and services. Experian is also the first wholly foreign-owned enterprise in China to have successfully passed the PBOC’s application review process for the provision of commercial credit services.