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Lee Naik

CEO - TransUnion Africa

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Durban South Africa

I am a seasoned technology and digital transformation expert, public speaker and thought leader. I have spent the majority of my career shaping and managing the execution of complex transformation programs and helping organisations understand the role of digital technologies in driving their relevance in an increasingly digital world.

I believe that data is the life blood of this increasingly digital world. I lead the operations of Transunion across its African portfolio of businesses, where our ethos of Information for Good delivers capabilities that enables us to help businesses and governments make more informed decisions and consumers manage their personal information and access the financial products and services that lead to a higher quality of life.

I enjoy contributing to and participating in the industry dialogue on all things digital, innovation and disruption. I frequently speak at industry group events, client conferences and help facilitate strategies that organisations drive their relevance in this increasingly digital and disrupted world.

Specialities: Digital Strategy and Transformation execution, Innovation, Disruptive business models and Data insights transformation

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O: +27 11 214 6010

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Business Address

52 Corlett Dr, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196

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SABC: Launch of Social Media Week Johannesburg

in Digital Conversations on TV and Radio

CNBC Africa: Tesla model 3 vehicle coming to S.A

in Digital Conversations on TV and Radio

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Current Position(s)

Chief Executive Officer | Transunion Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2017 - present


Lee leads the charge to further TransUnion’s ability to deliver innovative solutions to the African market. He is responsible for growing the company’s broad range of information solutions, which help businesses make more informed decisions and consumers manage their personal information and access the financial products and services that lead to a higher quality of life.

Previous Position(s)

Managing Director:Accenture Digital in South Africa | Accenture Digital | Accenture South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2014 - December 2016

Consulting and Project Management

Lead Accenture Digital business for Accenture South Africa's - The business integrated Accenture's digital assets, software and services across digital marketing, mobility and analytics to help governments and organisations unleash the power of digital to drive their growth and relevance in highly disrupted and digital world.

We partnered with clients to leverage connected mobile and product ecosystems, extract insights from data using advanced analytics services and transforming customer experiences using the Accenture Interactive and Fjord brands.

Head: Technology Consulting | Strategy | Accenture South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - 2013

Consulting and Project Management

I was accountable for Accenture South Africa's Technology Consulting practice, which includes the IT Strategy and Transformation, Network and Infrastructure Transformation, Securiity Consulting and Application Modernisation capabilities. In this role, I worked with clients in transforming all aspects of their technology landscape, driving enablement and differentiation of their businesses.

Head: IT Strategy and Transformation | Strategy | Accenture
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1998 - 2008

Consulting and Project Management

In this role, I was accountable for Accenture South Africa's IT Strategy and Transformation (ITST) practice. I assumed responsibility for all offerings and capabilities regarding IT Strategy, IT Transformation, Enterprise Architecture and IT Process Excellence across all industries that Accenture does business in. As an IT Strategy specialist, Lee’s current focus is on helping organisation’s leverage Information Technology as a capability to drive their strategic priorities and create tangible business value.

Educational history


Protea Secondary School, Chatsworth, South Africa (1994)


University of KwaZulu-Natal

1995 - 1997

BSc - Computer Science



Standard Bank Rising Stars Award | 2015

Chosen as the Rising Star in the annual Standard Bank Rising Stars award in the Professional Services category

LinkedIn Top Voices of 2015 - Top Ten Technology Writers | 2015

Voted one of the top 10 writers in the 2015 LinkedIn Top Voices global competition in the Technology category

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