Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, has been invited to join the esteemed Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CEO Council. This recognition comes shortly after Flutterwave’s CFO Oneal Bhambani was accepted into the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network, solidifying GB’s position as a global thought leader in the fintech industry.
The WSJ CEO Council consists of 350 CEOs from diverse industries and holds significant global influence. Collectively, these leaders oversee over 11 million employees and generate approximately $4.48 trillion in annual revenue. The council serves as a prominent platform for fostering growth-focused discussions and facilitating the exchange of ideas among the world’s most prominent companies.
GB’s impressive academic background, spanning institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Wharton School of Management, and the University of Westminster, contributes to his wealth of knowledge and expertise at Flutterwave. In 2020, he was recognized as the Young Business Leader of The Year by the African Leadership Magazine.
His inclusion in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list and Time Magazine’s 2021 Next 100 list further validate GB’s influential position in the tech industry. Additionally, in October 2022, he received the National Honor, Officer of the Order of the Niger, from President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.
Under GB’s guidance, Flutterwave has revolutionized transaction experiences across Africa with its payment infrastructure. The company achieved unicorn status (a valuation of over $1 billion) after securing a $170 million Series C funding round in 2021, making it the fourth African company to achieve this milestone.
In his new role within the WSJ CEO Council, GB will have a unique opportunity to share his insights and engage in discussions about emerging economies, payments, and global fintech with some of the world’s most influential CEOs.
Flutterwave CEO Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola expressed his appreciation for joining the esteemed CEO Council, highlighting Flutterwave’s innovative work in providing payments infrastructure in Africa and beyond. He looks forward to contributing his perspectives as the company’s CEO to the Council, emphasizing the transformative power of financial technology.
Distinguished members of the Council include Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director and CEO of Zenith Bank; Allan Thygesen, CEO of Docusign; Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft; Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson; Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO of Eldridge; and Arvind Krishna, CEO of IBM.
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