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Naren Kumar

Executive Vice President, Chief Data Officer at Exeter Finance

Narendra (Naren) Kumar is Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer for Exeter Finance. In his current role, he is responsible for defining and implementing the enterprise data strategy and playing a key role in executing Exeter’s digital strategy. He has led the transformation to highly scalable data warehouse and data platform solutions. He has also helped build a mature data governance program at Exeter from the ground up.

Overall, Naren’s career as a technology leader includes more than 25 years of data experience spanning the financial services and retail sectors. He has deep expertise in data strategy, governance and warehousing, as well as BI and data integration, especially with mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Exeter in 2020, he served in several data leadership roles at Santander Consumer USA over a 13-year period and EDS for 9 years. He was also the founder and principal consultant for Effective Data Management (EDM), which provided consulting services to CIOs in the financial services industry for data management and governance. Naren is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi.