GB Group, Chester identity firm, in CEO change

Chester-based identity data company GB Group (GBG) has announced a change in chief executive officer.

GB Group, experts in digital location, identity verification and identity fraud software, said CEO Chris Clark has informed the board of his intention to retire as CEO and will step down from the board with effect from January 30, 2024, but will be available to the company until July 30, 2024.

Dev Dhiman has been promoted to CEO designate.

Dhiman will assume the role of chief executive officer and join the board on January 30, 2024. 

“Dev joined GBG in November 2020 as Managing Director, Asia Pacific,” said the firm.

“During the past three years our APAC business has consistently delivered year-on-year revenue growth and Dev has demonstrated excellent leadership qualities aligned with GBG’s people-focused culture.

“Previously, he spent 12 years at Experian, where he held a variety of senior positions, he has considerable knowledge and experience of the sector and the markets in which we operate.”

GBG chair Richard Longdon said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to give our thanks to Chris for his significant contribution over the last seven years, his passion and dedication will be missed by everyone at GBG and we wish him the very best in his retirement.

“I am delighted to be able to announce Dev’s appointment as CEO designate.  

“During our selection process it was clear that Dev’s deep understanding of GBG, its markets and potential, make him the ideal leader to replace Chris.

“We are confident that he will work together, with the excellent executive team, to lead GBG through the next phase of its evolution.”