IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries, has announced the appointment of Paul Hinds to the role of Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region, commencing on 6th May.
Hinds is a highly experienced and accomplished global IRI executive and will be based out of IRI’s Sydney, Australia operations. He moves into the new role after an extremely successful period as Senior Vice President of IRI’s UK Retail Solutions business. In his UK role, he led the transformation of IRI’s Retail business, introducing many new initiatives, including the rollout of the industry-leading IRI Liquid Data® technology platform to empower retail and manufacturer clients across their customer and commercial strategies.
During this time, he grew and transformed IRI’s engagement with retailers, establishing new partnerships with Tesco, M&S, Boots, Waitrose, Costco, Lloyds and One Stop. He also led the development of IRI’s largest data and insight collaboration function outside of the United States and established the business as an industry-recognized leader in the UK customer loyalty space.
Hinds possesses a proven track record of developing highly successful strategic relationships that combine a wide range of data assets and prescriptive strategic analytics with IRI’s technology platform to help retailers and suppliers make better and faster business decisions that drive maximum value for consumers.
Prior to joining IRI, Paul held leadership roles within commercial, consultancy and delivery functions, where he consistently contributed to the success of his clients. He spent several years at insight consultancy, Beyond Analysis, where he led a number of client engagements, including, Visa Europe, Kingfisher Group, Waitrose, Penguin Books and JustGiving. He also spent seven years at dunnhumby, where he was responsible for insight and loyalty engagements for multiple clients, including Tesco, Shell, British Airways, Deutsche Telecom, Vodafone, Barclays Bank and BSkyB.