Flutterwave Co-founder and CEO, Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola has been chosen to hitch the Wall Road Journal (WSJ) CEO Council.
The members of the CEO Council, which contains 350 CEOs, lead firms that collectively make use of greater than 11 million folks, generate over $4.48 trillion in annual income and symbolize 28 international locations throughout a large spectrum of industries.
GB’s membership supplies a singular alternative to listen to and share views on rising economies, funds and international fintech in conversations with leaders of the world’s most influential and iconic firms.
Gbenga has been instrumental in driving the event of Fintech options for a number of organizations and monetary establishments reminiscent of PayPal, Customary Financial institution and Google, amongst others.
The techpreneur’s earlier Fintech enterprise targeted on simpler and non-card strategies of constructing funds and was acquired by a high financial institution in Nigeria.
GB’s academic background consists of the Massachusetts Institute of Expertise, the Wharton College of Administration and the College of Westminster.
He was named 2020 African Management Journal’s Younger Enterprise Chief and acknowledged for achievements in management and innovation by Fortune Journal’s 40 beneath 40 lists and Time Journal’s 2021 Subsequent 100 record.
The Flutterwave CEO is a 2023 graduate of the acclaimed Superior Administration Program of the Columbia Enterprise College.
In October 2022, GB was conferred with the Nationwide Honor, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“As Flutterwave continues to innovate and supply funds infrastructure in Africa and past, it’s an honor to hitch the ranks of WSJ’s esteemed CEO Council, an necessary platform for thought management and the trade of concepts,” he mentioned.
“Flutterwave’s work is an instance of the transformative energy of monetary expertise, and I look ahead to bringing my perspective as the corporate’s CEO to the Council.”
Different members are Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director and CEO Zenith Financial institution; Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft; Börje Ekholm, President and CEO Ericsson; Allan Thygesen, CEO Docusign; Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO Eldridge; Arvind Krishna, CEO IBM and so forth .
Earlier in 2023, Flutterwave Chief Monetary Officer, Oneal Bhambani joined the Wall Road Journal’s CFO Community.
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