Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, the CEO of Flutterwave, Africa’s main funds know-how firm, has joined the celebrated Wall Avenue Journal (WSJ) CEO Council.
The WSJ CEO Council which consists of 350 CEOs from various industries, has a collective workforce of over 11 million workers and generates a $4.48 trillion in annual income.The platform fosters conversations and facilitates the alternate of concepts amongst leaders of the world’s most iconic corporations.
The choice of GB is in regard to his contribution in creating Fintech options for a number of organisations and monetary establishments comparable to PayPal, Customary Financial institution and Google, amongst others. His earlier Fintech enterprise centered on simpler and non-card strategies of creating funds and was acquired by a prime financial institution in Nigeria.
GB’s instructional background contains famend establishments such because the Massachusetts Institute of Expertise, the Wharton Faculty of Administration and the College of Westminster.
In 2020 ,GB was named as African Management Journal’s Younger Enterprise Chief of The Yr. He has additionally been recognised for his achievements in management and innovation by Fortune Journal’s prestigious 40 underneath 40 lists and Time Journal’s 2021 Subsequent 100 checklist, respectively. He’s additionally a 2023 graduate of the acclaimed Superior Administration Program of the Columbia Enterprise Faculty.
His membership on the WSJ CEO Council will present him a singular platform to share his perspective and have interaction in discussions on rising economies, funds, and world fintech with a number of the world’s most influential CEOs.
As Flutterwave continues to pioneer progressive options, his participation on this esteemed council will contribute in shaping the way forward for the fintech panorama inside Africa and globally.
This recognition not solely displays GB’s outstanding achievements but additionally serves as an inspiration for budding entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders throughout the African continent, encouraging them to pursue their aspirations and make a long-lasting influence of their respective fields.
In October 2022, Agboola was conferred with the Nationwide Honor, Officer of the Order of the Niger, by President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“As Flutterwave continues to innovate and supply funds infrastructure in Africa and past, it’s an honor to affix the ranks of WSJ’s esteemed CEO Council, an vital platform for thought management and the alternate of concepts,” mentioned Flutterwave CEO Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola. “Flutterwave’s work is an instance of the transformative energy of economic know-how, and I stay up for bringing my perspective as the corporate’s CEO to the Council.”
Different members of the Council embrace: Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director and CEO, Zenith Financial institution, Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft, Börje Ekholm, President and CEO at Ericsson, Allan Thygesen, CEO, Docusign, Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO, Eldridge, Arvind Krishna, CEO, IBM and many others .
Earlier in 2023, Flutterwave CFO Oneal Bhambani joined the Wall Avenue Journal’s CFO Community. See right here for a 2022 Flutterwave Yr in Assessment by Agboola.