Kinuma is also the former CEO of digital payments fintech Mobicash and brings with him strong experience in digital payments, SMEs, the public sector, and technology.
Kinuma will be responsible for growing TransUnion Rwanda’s range of information solutions, that help businesses make more informed decisions and consumers manage their personal information and access financial products and services.
TransUnion’s Senior Director for Africa, Chad Reimers, said the Rwanda market was ‘a critical part’ of TransUnion Africa’s portfolio growth strategy, and that he was confident that the business would continue to grow and reach its potential under Kinuma’s leadership.
“Emile brings an extensive understanding of the Rwandan marketplace and a strong ability to help leverage TransUnion’s global data, analytics, and technology capabilities to help businesses and consumers transact with confidence,” said Reimers.
Kinuma has in-depth knowledge of the Rwandan financial sector; his experience in telecoms, finance, media and entertainment, and airline industries is garnered both in Rwanda and internationally.
“I’m excited to be part of TransUnion, and I look forward to deepening our relationships with clients, consumers, and wider stakeholders. I want to engage the financial and digital lending communities to deliver great experiences and help create more economic opportunities,” said Emile.
Kinuma was last week, invited in the acclaimed television show Under 40 CEOs, which seeks to research, celebrate and expose the business leaders of the not-so-distant future and tell the stories of these young business leaders in Africa with a focus on the journey, the process, and their proposed destination.
In his interview, he explained that his choice to work in Rwanda was due to the fact that he saw the potential of growth and he wanted to be part of it.
"Africa compared to the West is a small pie that is growing very quickly. So get in first and at the right time and you are just going to be growing," said Kinuma
Emile earned a Master of Science degree in administration from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.