Why we’ve partnered with Women in data…

Diversity and Inclusion is critical to our businesses culture and success. We are a business that grows through innovation, so we need diverse talent and perspectives operating in a culture of inclusion and psychological safety.

We strive to make a difference not just within our business culture but also in the communities we serve and the industries we work within.

At LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, our deep industry expertise is combined with vast data resources and advanced analytics to help customers find the answers they need. We help detect and prevent online fraud and money laundering and deliver actionable insights to insurance companies and healthcare networks. We provide digital tools that help airlines, agribusinesses, and tax professionals improve their operations. We empower organizations to create purposeful workplaces, and we are the trusted source of market intelligence for real estate and the world of chemicals, energy, and fertilizers.

We are proud to partner with Women In Data because we hold ourselves accountable to cultivating an inclusive and diverse workforce that ensures equality and opportunity for career progression for everyone.

Read more about our D&I strategy here: https://risk.lexisnexis.com/corporate/diversity


Manca Vitorino
Manca Vitorino
Director of Data Operations
Portrait Photography
Jo Bland
Head of Sales Analytics
Hananeh Saghiha
Hananeh Saghiha
Senior Data Analyst
Demi Townson
Demi Townson
Senior Product Analyst
Raji Ramachandran
Raji Ramachandran
Senior Data Analyst
Kerrie Wright
Kerrie Wright
Head Of Data Management

How LEXISNEXIS RISK SOLUTIONS see the data landscape changing in the UK in the next 5 years

In a world of growing data and advancing AI capabilities, the protection of privacy and responsible data use are paramount. Ethical frameworks and regulation will increase the focus on the way companies use data with our products and services already designed to reduce fraud, mitigate risk, make society safer and — most importantly — safeguard private data.

Our commitment to responsible data stewardship is just one way we can make the world a safer place.

While we will continue to see an exponential growth of data generation, all this data is only valuable within the context of the problem it helps solve.

We are beginning to see a real shift in discussion from systems and tools to people and processes. We are at a point where equipping everyone with the skills to extract value from data is beginning to take centre stage and more and more organisations will be looking to upskill existing workforce or bring in new staff with higher levels of data mastery and data fluency.


LexisNexis® Risk Solutions provides customers with innovative technologies, information-based analytics, decisioning tools and data management services that help them solve problems, make better decisions, stay compliant, reduce risk and improve operations. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia it operates within the Risk market segment of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

At LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, we believe in using data for good to solve problems and make a positive impact on people, industry and society.

We believe that our people are our most valuable asset and drive the innovation that fuels our success. With about 10,000 employees in locations around the world, we embrace a diverse and inclusive workforce with a value system to support it.

As a company with customers all over the world, we truly value diversity and believe that an inclusive environment is essential for nurturing big ideas and developing industry-changing innovation. Our corporate value system provides employees the freedom to drive change, the trust to find their own path, and the space to explore more. We are committed to supporting a high-performing and diverse workforce that mirrors the markets we serve. We believe in celebrating our uniqueness and advocate for inclusion for all employees, striving to be a great place to work.


Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manca-vitorino/

Manca Vitorino started her career as a financial markets’ journalist for Thomson Reuters in Slovenia, before joining commodity intelligence service ICIS (part of RELX group) in London in 2009.

After four years covering the European energy markets, she moved into a data management role by illustrating the opportunity improved data management practices would bring to the business. The career pivot started with the implementation of data visualisation software to help journalists discover the stories in ICIS industry data. It continued through improved and automated data collection practices, implementation of RPA software before moving deeper into development of a comprehensive data strategy to enable business transformation and growth.

As ICIS Director of data operations, Manca is now focusing on the development of a data culture through implementation of a comprehensive data literacy programme, enabling all ICIS staff to ask questions and make decisions based on data.

Representation is extremely important to Manca. Coming from Slovenia, a tiny country of just 2 million people in central Europe, it has been extremely hard to get visibility in a city of nearly five times as many people. “When I first arrived in UK 14 years ago, I sent out nearly 400 job applications. With a foreign name and a degree from an unknown university, very few people were willing to even interview me, let alone give me a job. It is a well-known fact that female CVs as well as those with foreign names are perceived less favourably. So now, that I am in a position where I get to hire people, where I can influence and help shape company policies, I’m extremely personally motivated to improve that experience for others and not just invite in but celebrate diversity at ICIS.”

Expertise:  Data strategy, explaining data concepts and issues to business users, Translating business requirement to data requirements, Data journeys and processes, programme management and operational processes, people coaching & development, account management and marketing strategy, menopause mentor.

Education:  CIM Qualified, BSc Media & Communication Loughborough University

Social Media:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-bland-8705392/

Jo fell into data management almost by accident. She left University with a degree she didn’t really know what to do with, so she started out her career as a finance admin assistant.  However, with Excel quickly becoming her best friend, her data journey had started.

From there she moved to a role as an Account Executive in a small direct marketing company. “I have a lot to thank that small independent business for as I spent 9 amazing years working my way through to Account Director managing large database accounts, helping them work through data issues and helping them to get their data segmentations right.”

While there, Jo took a year-long sideways career move into Marketing management but ended up realising that her structured brain loved data and process more. She moved into an Operations Director role and flourished. The move provided her with springboard to join larger organisations like GfK & ISS, and the fun of remote management of outsourced teams.  She became more and more involved in the end of product of data in my work (that lovely word we call “insights”) which meant she had a full circle of knowledge and understanding how data moves throughout businesses to get the desired results.

“I have really found a great organisation in RLEX who, not only provide data services themselves, but have data at the heart of what we do internally.”

Jo also became a mum on this journey and can see how STEM and data careers are desperate for more involvement from women. “My daughter is shocked if I don’t have some kind of spreadsheet or chart open in front of me when she comes home from school, such is my life but I love it.”

Expertise: Data analysis, data quality assessment, cross-functional communication

Education: 2001-2006 Tehran, Iran: BSc in physics

2008-2011 Bonn, Germany: MSc in astrophysics

2011-2016 Bonn, Germany: Ph.D. in astrophysics

2017 Bonn, Germany: Postdoctoral researcher

Hananeh was born in Iran and moved to Germany after graduating from university to continue her studies, achieving a Ph.D in astrophysics in 2016. During her PhD, Hananeh worked on cosmological simulations and performed statistical analysis. She joined ICIS data science team in 2018 where she has been using her critical thinking and analytical skills on real-life applications. “I am continuously improving and developing new skills, for instance in the area of data quality assessments and workflows, and project management.”

Hananeh’s ability to simplify and explain extremely complex subjects make her an invaluable partner when working with – and influencing – senior stakeholders. Most recently, Hananeh has been closely involved in the development of an enterprise data quality framework, which will ensure all data, used in ICIS data models and analytics, is of the highest quality can be trusted. As data is the key building block for all ICIS products, this is of top importance.

Expertise: Uncovering insights into customer behaviour to innovate products and drive commercial strategy. Skills include Python, SQL, Power BI, Adobe Analytics, Azure.

Education: Mathematical Sciences BSc 1st Class

Social Media: www.linkedin.com/in/demitownson

Demi joined ICIS in 2018 as part of the graduate scheme, working first at Cirium as an associate data scientist before being lured over to ICIS by the data science team. As a data scientists Demi worked on models to predict commodity prices.

More recently, Demi took over the role of product analyst providing ongoing analysis and insight into our product performance, championing measurement and data driven decision making. She is working with teams across ICIS to help them better understand business drivers, which shape ICIS products and services.

A relentless self-learner, intelligent communicator, and skilled analyst, Demi has become a key part of the product management team.

Expertise: automation, asset management, Application life cycle management, automated Operating system/Application deployment, trading systems and databases in low latency high frequency trading systems including Metatrader 4 and 5

Fond of automating routine activities using Powershell, VBA, C#/VB.NET, Virtualisation, SQL /MySQL

Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raji-ramachandran-56265520/

As a senior data analyst in ICIS technology, Raji leads the data enablement team in the architectural function where she work with all product development squads to unify the way ICIS define, store and transform data across our products.

Raji has over 15 years of IT industry experience and has worked in a variety of job roles – Developer, Automation Engineer, Application Support manager, Project delivery manager to name a few.

Raji is fascinated by data, storytelling and problem solving so much that she says this is something she will do even if she is not paid for it.  “Outside of work, I’m a mother of two and when I’m not chasing my kids around, I like to catch up with my ever growing reading list.”

Expertise: Data analysis, reference data management, data classification, content management systems

Education: BA Business Studies with Information Technology and Marketing, MSc Digital Technical Solutions – Data Analytics (Ongoing)

Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerrie-wright/

Kerrie Wright is a seasoned data specialist with over 15 years’ experience in the field.  Currently serving as Head of Data Management at ICIS, she is responsible for managing the development and delivery of data products that fuel business growth and data-driven insights.

Throughout her career, Kerrie has held various roles in data management and product ownership, including data analyst, data quality management and business systems analyst.

Kerrie is a results-oriented data management professional who is committed to delivering high-quality innovative solutions that meet the needs of her stakeholders. She is known for her ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and to communicate complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.  Kerrie is currently studying a masters’ in Data Analytics and is also a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and holds a certificate in business analysis from BCS, the chartered institute for IT.

As co-lead for the EDGE Employee Resource Group (ERG), Kerrie is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion.  With a particular focus on race and ethnicity, EDGE aims to cultivate an inclusive culture built on mutual trust, respect and positive relationships across the organisation.

Outside of work Kerrie keeps herself busy with charity work and family life including keeping up with her two beautiful daughters.