The Allstate Corporation announced that Siddharth N. (Bobby) Mehta, 56, former chief executive officer of TransUnion LLC, has been elected to its board of directors, effective immediately.

In a statement about the election, Thomas J. Wilson, chairman, president and chief executive officer, noted that Allstate will benefit from Mehta’s successful experience in the data/analytics and financial services industries. “Bobby will also expand our capabilities in overseeing a technology-driven, customer-focused strategy,” Wilson said.

Mehta was president and chief executive officer of TransUnion LLC, a leading global provider of information and risk management solutions to businesses and consumers, from 2007 through 2012.

From 1998 to 2007, he held a variety of positions with HSBC Finance Corporation and HSBC North America Holdings, Inc., including as chairman and CEO of HSBC Finance Corporation and HSBC North American Holdings, Inc.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

He currently serves on the boards of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., TransUnion LLC, Datacard, Chicago Public Education Fund, The Field Museum and Myelin Repair Foundation.

Source: The Allstate Corporation