TransUnion Africa names new CEO for Kenyan operation

TransUnion Africa names new CEO for Kenyan operation
IMAGE: Morris Maina, Chief Executive Officer, TransUnion Kenya

Information and insights company TransUnion Africa has appointed Morris Maina as the new chief executive officer for its rapidly-growing Kenyan operation.

According to a statement, Maina will be responsible for growing the company’s increasingly broad range of fraud and risk solutions, leveraging its global expertise for the benefit of the local market.

TransUnion helps Kenyan businesses to form trusted relationships and make more informed decisions, and consumers to better manage their personal credit information and access financial products and services that lead to a higher quality of life and help to accelerate economic growth.

Maina, who took up his new role on 10 January, has more than 20 years of business leadership in diverse sectors—including telecommunications, FMCG, technology and ecommerce—across Africa. He has led business segments for companies like Microsoft and Safaricom, and most recently was the Vice President of Sales at Copia Kenya.

“The Kenya market forms a critical part of TransUnion Africa’s growth strategy. We believe that, under Morris’ leadership and with the commitment of our talented Kenya team, the business will go from strength to strength,” said Thabo Molefe, TransUnion’s head of Africa operations outside of South Africa.

Commenting on his appointment, Maina said, “In our increasingly digital global economy, trusted relationships that enable everyone to transact with confidence have never been more important. I look forward to developing and deploying even more of TransUnion’s technological capabilities into the Kenyan market for the benefit of businesses and consumers alike.”

Maina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi, and has completed Advanced Management Program at Strathmore University.