TransUnion Africa, an information and insights company has announced the appointment of Aron Kamakil as the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Aron Kamakil will be overseeing the company’s rapidly-growing operations in Kenya, Zambia, Botswana and Malawi.
In his new role, Aron will be responsible for TransUnion Africa IT business practices that supports the company’s growing suite of products and services in the region.
TransUnion enables trust between parties in the Kenyan economy and as a result, organizations and consumers can transact freely and with confidence. TransUnion helps organizations find consumers with the best customer fit enabling more consumers to enjoy a greater services and goods. In addition, consumers enjoy personal empowerment as they are able to better monitor their finances.
Aron Kamakil brings a wealth of experience to TransUnion Africa with a strong technology and financial services background having more than 13 years in senior technology roles in the financial services sector.
“Aron brings rich expertise and a strong technology and financial services background to TransUnion. His experience further enhances our continuing ability to grow and innovate, providing the solutions that improve the lives of Africa’s businesses and consumers,” said TransUnion Kenya’s chief executive officer, Morris Maina.
He holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Information Technology from Edith Cowan University, Australia. He also has numerous technical and leadership certifications.
Kamakil’s previous role was with NCBA Group as the CIO for Retail Banking. In this role, he lead delivery of strategic initiatives for the retail banking business that improved the business’ IT services.
“I’m incredibly excited to join TransUnion at this major inflection point, as the move to a digital economy accelerates,” said Kamakil. “I look forward to supporting the company’s mission of Information for Good, helping businesses and consumers transact with confidence through the effective use of data insights and technology.”