Morris Maina has joined TransUnion, an American consumer credit reporting agency, as its chief executive for the Kenyan office. Maina replaces Billy Owino who left TransUnion in October 2021 after heading its operations since March 2017.
Transunion Kenya is one of the three credit bureaus in Kenya —together with Metropol, CreditInfo —and started operations in Kenya in February 2010.
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.
“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,” TransUnion’s head of Africa operations outside of South Africa Thabo Molefe said in a statement.
“I am super excited to join TransUnion as CEO, Kenya. Looking forward to working with the incredible team here and further adding my own contribution as we continue to deliver on our promise to our customers and partners. Amazing and impactful season ahead!! He said on his Linkedin feed.
Maina is an impactful commercial business leader with over 20 years of execution and leadership experience across consumer, enterprise and public sectors.
“I’ve had extensive experience in business development, distribution, account and relationship management, sales, retail and customer service management across FMCG, Telco and IT industries,” according to his profile.
Prior to joining TransUnion, he was the Vice President of Sales at Copia Kenya. He has also worked for Microsoft, Safaricom and Coca-Cola Nairobi Bottlers Ltd.
Maina holds an Advanced Management Program from Strathmore University. He also has an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi where he also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.
TransUnion has a presence in more than 30 countries across five continents providing solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people.
“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,” the firm said.