Africa-Press – Kenya. JuicyScore, a global leader in anti-fraud and risk management solutions, has appointed Chris Akolo as its Regional Business Development director for Kenya.
Akolo will be in charge of risk management and antifraud for online businesses within the East Africa region.
In his new role,Akolo will focus on expanding company’s business in digital lending, banking, insurance sub-industries and other industries via building a solid pipeline of prospects and managing client portfolio in Kenya.
He will also help the digital financial industry with automated usage of alternative data in determining their credit score and fraud prevention.
He is expected to increase the call for financial inclusion as a critical pillar in our country vision 2030 by utilizing device scoring (alternative data) especially to the unbanked (new to credit) or low-income earners; and increase revenue and coverage in East Africa Market.
JuicyScore recently expanded its operations in Kenya, targeting digital lenders, insurance companies, e-commerce and classifieds.
Headquartered in Singapore and Dubai, JuicyScore provides cutting-edge solutions to 80+ clients across 25+ countries.
Speaking after his appointment, Akolo said alternative data is perceived to have significant potential to improve the status quo by enhancing the accuracy of lending scores through achieving better risk separation and rendering many clients able to access credit facilities
He holds Bachelor of Commerce-Marketing from the University of Nairobi. He is a highly accomplished, deeply driven, development expert with more than 10 years’ experience working for licensed credit bureaus in Kenya.
He is also commercially astute with extensive experience in client acquisition, business, and portfolio development.