Business Talk – In conversation with TransUnion’s Dries Zietsman

Dries Zietsman is vice president sales: head financial services at credit reporting agency, TransUnion.

He joined TransUnion Africa in 2018 and heads the Financial Services Division across banking, retail, fintech and market planning. He’s responsible for financial services strategy and establishing TransUnion as a thought leader and strategic partner within core bureau services, alternative credit data applications and digital solutions.

Zietsman has extensive strategic leadership experience gained from various roles in large, international organisations, including Alexander Forbes, British Airways and MasterCard International.

He specialises in P&L management, strategy, financial deal structuring, business case formulation, organisational IT transformation, customer loyalty programs, risk management and product/process innovation.

His over 20 years of financial services experience is complemented by a master’s degree in business administration.

In this episode of Business Talk – Owning it with Sage, Zietsman highlights the impact of Covid-19 on the financial well-being of consumers across multiple areas – namely their ability to service debt obligations.

According to Zietsman, consumer spending patterns, and indeed, saving patterns have changed to adapt to the current difficult times in the country.

The full interview is embedded below. You can find all the Business Talk with Michael Avery interviews here.

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Business Talk – In conversation with TransUnion’s Dries Zietsman