Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave, has been chosen to join the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CEO Council, according to a press release from the continent’s top payments technology provider, Flutterwave.
The CEO Council, which now has 350 CEOs as members, represents 28 nations and a wide range of businesses, employs more than 11 million people worldwide, and brings in more than $4.48 trillion annually.
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As a member of this Council, GB has the opportunity to speak with executives from some of the most renowned and powerful businesses in the world and exchange ideas about emerging markets, payments, and global fintech.
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.
The Flutterwave CEO has been instrumental in driving the development of Fintech solutions for several organizations and financial institutions such as PayPal, Standard Bank and Google, amongst others. His previous Fintech venture focused on easier and non-card methods of making payments and was acquired by a top bank in Nigeria.
GB’s educational background includes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Wharton School of Management and the University of Westminster.
He has been named African Leadership Magazine’s Young Business Leader of The Year (2020). He has been recognized for his achievements in leadership and innovation by Fortune Magazine’s prestigious 40 under 40 lists and Time Magazine’s 2021 Next 100 list, respectively.
He is a 2023 graduate of the acclaimed Advanced Management Program of the Columbia Business School.