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TransUnion appoints senior public sector and telecommunications industry head

01 June 2016 TransUnion
Thato Matsipe.

Thato Matsipe.

Global leader in credit and information management solutions, TransUnion, has increased the focus on the public sector and telecommunications industry with the appointment of a public sector business executive, Thato Matsipe. He joined the company in April 2016, and within his new role, brings extensive government and public sector knowledge and experience.

Matsipe has in excess of 10 years’ experience on senior government, state-owned entities, policies and stakeholder management matters across the African region. His exceptional track record across various business environments includes new business development, strategy development, staff management, organisational transformation as well as leadership and skills development.

“Thato will be specifically focusing on the management of two markets in the division with a big focus on the public sector market including provincial and local government as well as stakeholder entities,” says Grant Phillips, CEO, Rest of Africa at TransUnion. “His extensive experience and knowledge is a valuable contribution to our team and our clients. He will be a critical team member in helping TransUnion build strategic partnerships and he will also help us focus on productivity sharing and organisational transformation.”

Matsipe adds that data is a challenge in many industries including government departments such as healthcare and education. “Incorrect information and managing various services to the community is a struggle in these departments. Analytics and information from TransUnion will be able to assist these departments in achieving their set-goals within the department, allowing government to move individuals away from poverty and into the working class.

“The concept of ‘Information for Good’ is very relevant in my new position. TransUnion is able to provide the information required, assist with information cleansing, assist with the management of debtor books and more. When partnering with the public sector, I believe we will be able to assist these departments with their challenges while improving the lives of all South Africans.”

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