LAKE FOREST, Ill. –
Harit Talwar, President, U.S. Cards, Discover Financial Services, will be joining the board of directors of Trustmark Mutual Holding Company (Trustmark). The announcement was made by Trustmark Chairman J. Grover Thomas Jr.
Mr. Talwar will stand for election at Trustmark’s June board meeting. He will fill the seat of John Scott, who, as previously announced, will be retiring after 14 years of service on the board.
“We are extremely pleased to add someone of Harit’s experience and expertise to Trustmark’s board of directors,” said Thomas. “He has 25 years of proven leadership, management and marketing experience, growing financial services businesses, including Citibank, Morgan Stanley – and now Discover – both organically and by acquisition. And he brings a global perspective, having worked in India and Europe, which will be valuable to the board.”
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities at Discover, Mr. Talwar was Executive Vice President of Discover Network, where he oversaw business model transformation and rapid growth, including the acquisitions of PULSE, a leading debit/ATM network; Diner’s Club International, a global payments network; and strategic partnerships with China UnionPay and JCB, leading networks in China and Japan, respectively.
Mr. Talwar is a financial services industry thought leader, and frequently speaks at industry forums and business schools on various topics, including brand management, leadership, strategy, customer experience and digital.
He is currently a Trustee and Board Member of the America India Foundation and a member of the Marketing Advisory Board of the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago. Mr. Talwar holds a B.A. in economics from Delhi University and an M.B.A. from the India Institute of Management.
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