Flutterwave’s Agboola joins Wall Street Journal CEO Council

Oluwanifemi Ojo
Oluwanifemi Ojo

One of the leading FinTech companies in Africa, Flutterwave, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, has been chosen to join the CEO Council of the Wall Street Journal.

The CEO Council consists of 350 CEOs who are at the helm of companies employing over 11 million individuals, generating more than $4.48 trillion in annual revenue, and representing 28 countries across various industries.

The Flutterwave boss membership in this prestigious Council offers a unique opportunity to engage in discussions with leaders from influential companies worldwide, exchanging perspectives on emerging economies, payments, and global fintech.

GB Agboola is a prominent figure in the fintech industry and has played a crucial role in driving the growth and success of Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company.

He has a strong background in fintech and has been instrumental in developing innovative solutions for various organizations and financial institutions. Prior to his role at Flutterwave, he worked with companies like PayPal, Standard Bank, and Google, contributing to advancements in the fintech sector.

His entrepreneurial journey includes founding a fintech venture focused on simplifying and enhancing non-card payment methods, which was later acquired by a top bank in Nigeria. This experience has provided him with valuable insights and expertise in the payments industry.

GB Agboola’s educational background is impressive, with degrees from prestigious institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Wharton School of Management, and the University of Westminster. His educational foundation has equipped him with a strong understanding of business and management principles.

Throughout his career, GB Agboola has received numerous accolades and recognition for his achievements. He was named the African Leadership Magazine’s Young Business Leader of the Year in 2020, highlighting his leadership skills and contributions to the business community.

Speaking about the new accomplishment, the CEO said, “As Flutterwave continues to innovate and provide payments infrastructure in Africa and beyond, it is an honour to join the ranks of WSJ’s esteemed CEO Council, an important platform for thought leadership and the exchange of ideas.

“Flutterwave’s work is an example of the transformative power of financial technology, and I look forward to bringing my perspective as the company’s CEO to the Council.”

Other members of the Council include Group Managing Director and CEO, Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, President and CEO at Ericsson, Börje Ekholm, CEO, Docusign, Allan Thygesen, Chairman and CEO, Eldridge, Todd Boehly, the CEO, IBM Arvind Krishna and many others.

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