Creditinfo has tapped its Kenyan CEO chief executive of the Kenyan unit Kamau Kunyiha as its new head for East Africa effective September 1, to replace Seth Marks who will now head the Icelandic firm’s Central and Eastern Europe and affiliates.

“Kunyiha has been a key member of the team running Creditinfo Kenya and I am sure his success will continue as regional head, as part of the process of strengthening our presence in East Africa,” said Paul Randall, the global markets director at Creditinfo Group in a statement yesterday.Kamau has over 15 years’ experience in Credit Risk and Information Management Services at senior management level and will be helpful in growing the business in the region..

Kamau will double his role as current Kenya CEO for CreditInfo and hold his new position. Umder his tenure as CEO for Kenya, Kunyiha oversaw aggressive client-acquisition through his visionary leadership and strategic thinking.”

Mr Kunyiha said at the time the system dubbed Coremetrix Psychometric Module would provide “more accurate credit decisioning and broader access to finance,” because of an additional layer of information on the consumer based on self-reporting and own personality.

Last year, Creditinfo launched a personality-based credit assessment for the Kenyan market. The new system is expected to better address key industry challenges, such as individuals with no credit history or with “thin files” in the credit rating bureau (CRB) parlance.

Source: CIO East Africa Press Release