Elahe Hessamfar is chief information officer of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in the United States. Hessamfar is responsible for developing The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation’s technology strategy and implementing it across the corporation’s three operating companies — Dun & Bradstreet, Moody’s Investors Service and Reuben H. Donnelley. She succeeds Clifford L. Bateman, senior vice president and chief information officer, who has resigned to spend more time with his family in Atlanta.
Hessamfar was chief information officer (CIO) for Turner Broadcasting System, Atlanta. She was the company’s first CIO and was instrumental in transforming one of the media industry’s most complex integrated companies. Dahan was senior vice president of Worldwide Operations at Sequent Computer Systems in Portland, Oregon. He was responsible for refocusing that company’s strategies around its core competencies and creating an operational environment for high growth.
Prior to working at Turner Broadcasting System, Hessamfar was vice president of Information Systems at PAC Bell Directories in San Francisco. She was also a senior manager of Network Operations at MCI Corporation in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining MCI, Hessamfar was a technical consultant with various software companies in the Washington, D.C. area.