TransUnion Credit Vision RecoeryTransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced the appointment of seasoned banker, Samuel Ho, as chief executive officer for Hong Kong.

In his new role, Mr Ho will be responsible for growing the company’s broad range of information solutions for both consumers and businesses, including credit reporting and credit risk data and analytics services, in the city.

Commenting on Mr Ho’s appointment, Lawrence Tsong, President of Asia Pacific at TransUnion, said, “TransUnion is moving beyond its traditional consumer credit reporting role to become a major information solution provider. Samuel’s extensive experience in consumer banking will help strengthen our consumer business and better let us formulate services that will help banks make objective decisions throughout the customer credit lifecycle.”

With over 20 years of experience in banking and finance, Mr Ho spent the last 10 years with Citibank, where he was most recently director and Head of Lending, overseeing the bank’s unsecured and mortgage lending, wealth management and customer acquisition business.  He also previously served as General Manager for Ping An Trust’s consumer lending business and Head of Marketing for United Asia Finance.

Mr Ho holds a Master of Science degree in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and is a graduate in Sociology from Hong Kong Baptist University.

Established in 1982 as Hong Kong’s first-and-only credit reference agency, TransUnion now maintains records on 4.95 million consumers in Hong Kong. In addition to consumer credit reporting, TransUnion also provides a broad range of innovative information solutions for businesses.

Source:  TransUnion Hong Kong