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Nigerian entrepreneur Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola joins Wall Street Journal CEO Council


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Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave, Africa’s top payments technology provider, has made history by being chosen to join the esteemed Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CEO Council. This accolade strengthens Africa’s emerging fintech revolution while positioning GB as a worldwide thought leader in the field.

350 CEOs from different industries make up the WSJ CEO Council, which has a combined workforce of more than 11 million workers and an astounding $4.48 trillion in yearly revenue. Leaders of the most famous firms in the world have conversations and exchange ideas on this powerful platform.

Innovative solutions for prestigious organizations and financial institutions have benefited greatly from GB’s considerable experience in the fintech sector. His earlier foray into fintech, which was centered on developing non-card payment methods, attracted interest and was eventually purchased by a well-known Nigerian bank. These accomplishments have solidly positioned GB as a leading figure in the sector.

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With educational accolades from renowned institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Wharton School of Management, and the University of Westminster, GB brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role at Flutterwave. His outstanding contributions have garnered recognition, including being named African Leadership Magazine’s Young Business Leader of The Year in 2020.

The fact that GB was named to Fortune Magazine’s prestigious 40 under 40 lists and Time Magazine’s 2021 Next 100 list further confirms his position as a powerful leader and inventor. These accolades demonstrate his capacity to influence the global and African fintech sector.

Under GB’s inspirational leadership, Flutterwave’s ground-breaking payment infrastructure has completely changed how business is done on the continent. This outstanding accomplishment has elevated Flutterwave to the top of the market and established Africa as a center of technology advancement and financial development.

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With his new position on the WSJ CEO Council, GB will get a rare opportunity to speak with some of the most powerful CEOs in the world on emerging markets, payments, and global fintech. With this chance, he will be able to promote the revolutionary potential of financial technology, as demonstrated by the work of Flutterwave.

Inclusion of GB in the WSJ CEO Council is a reflection of his dedication to breaking down barriers and spearheading the fintech revolution in Africa. His membership in this prestigious group will surely influence the future of the financial industry, not just in Africa but also globally, as Flutterwave continues to pioneer cutting-edge solutions.

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This acknowledgment not only highlights GB’s outstanding accomplishments but also inspires aspiring businesspeople and professionals across the African continent to pursue their goals and leave a lasting impression in their areas.

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