Olugbenga Agboola, the CEO of Africa’s top payments provider, joins a long list of CEOs who are upending the financial industry globally across different sectors. Olugbenga Wall Street
The CEO of Africa’s top payments technology business, Flutterwave, Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, has made a significant accomplishment by being chosen to join the esteemed Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CEO Council. This distinction establishes GB as a fintech thought leader on a worldwide scale and supports the continent of Africa’s emerging fintech revolution.
The WSJ CEO Council, which consists of 350 CEOs from various businesses, has a significant global footprint. Its members collectively employ more than 11 million people and bring in around $4.48 trillion annually. It acts as a powerful forum for growth discussions and idea sharing between executives of the most well-known corporations in the globe.
GB has played a key role in advancing the creation of Fintech solutions for numerous businesses and financial institutions, including PayPal, Standard Bank, and Google, among others. His previous fintech company, which was acquired by a leading bank in Nigeria, specialized in quicker and non-card ways of payment. Olugbenga Wall Street
GB brings a variety of knowledge and experience to his job at Flutterwave thanks to his academic background that spans in different universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Wharton School of Management, and the University of Westminster. He was selected the Young Business Leader of the Year by the African Leadership Magazine in 2020.
As Flutterwave continues to innovate and provide payments infrastructure in Africa and beyond, it is an honor 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 notables members in the council includes: Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director and CEO Zenith Bank; Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft; Börje Ekholm, President and CEO Ericsson; Allan Thygesen, CEO Docusign; Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO Eldridge; Arvind Krishna, CEO IBM etc.
This accolade not only honors GB’s extraordinary accomplishments but also provides as motivation for aspiring businesspeople and leaders all over the African continent, inspiring them to follow their goals and leave a lasting impression in their industries. Olugbenga Wall Street