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TransUnion appoints new CEO for subsidiary

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TransUnion, a trusted provider of global information solutions for assessing and managing risk, has announced the appointment of Derick De Vries as CEO of TransUnion Auto Information Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of TransUnion Africa. He has also been appointed senior vice-president of the TransUnion Africa Group Executive Team. De Vries, who joined the local TransUnion team effective 1 June 2015, has been a part of the South African automotive industry for more than 20 years, most recently holding the position of General Manager at Wesbank. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role.

As CEO of TransUnion Auto Information Solutions, De Vries will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies and long-term plans to help grow and build the subsidiary into a highly competitive business that offers integrated solutions to the market. A strong focus of his role will be on developing innovative new products to meet changing customer demand, as well as enhancing existing offerings in the mobile and web-service delivery space.

De Vries is a specialist in vehicle and asset finance, having gained extensive experience in the corporate and retail environment within the automotive and financial services sector at Wesbank since joining the company in 1995. His experience both locally and internationally, along with a proven ability to execute on strategy, and sound relationship and networking skills, will help to drive TransUnion Auto toward future growth.

“I am joining a team that has already created world-class products and look forward to providing further value to the organisation. My goal is to help TransUnion Auto deliver integrated solutions across the entire automotive, banking and insurance ecosystem. Sustaining positive growth is essential, and to this end we will be looking to increase our national footprint, identify new opportunities with a strong focus on innovation, and deliver unique solutions for the industry,” says De Vries.

In order to achieve this, De Vries will be focusing aligning TransUnion Auto’s strategy with that of the wider automotive, banking and insurance industry. He will also develop strategic partnerships and build next-generation value adds for the industry as a whole. The ultimate goal is to empower the industry to make faster and smarter decisions based on accurate, timely information and insight.

“The move to TransUnion was a natural progression of my career, and I am excited to be part of a global company that is a leader in information solutions. Big data will become the basis of competition and growth in the future and it is great to be part of a company working with such data and providing solutions to the industry. The TransUnion values of integrity, service and reliability, and their vision to provide solutions that help to build stronger economies worldwide resonate with my personal ethos, and I am looking forward to getting to grips with the challenges of my new role,” De Vries concludes.