TransUnion Names Aron Kamakil as CIO for Kenya and East Africa
Information and Insights company TransUnion Africa has named Aron Kamakil as its new chief information officer for TransUnion’s African operations, which include Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, and Malawi.
Kamakil has more than 13 years’ experience in senior technology roles in the financial services sector. In his new role, he will be responsible for TransUnion’s information technology (IT) business practices which support the company’s growing suite of products and services in region.
“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.
“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.”
Kamakil was previously the CIO for Retail Banking at NCBA Group, where he led delivery of strategic initiatives for the retail banking business. As Head of IT Service Management at NCBA Group, he introduced a 24/7 Network Operations Center and championed the adoption of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework to improve the quality of the business’s IT services. Before that, he was the Acting Head of IT at NCBA Rwanda.
He holds a BSc degree in Information Technology from Edith Cowan University Australia, and numerous technical and leadership certifications.