Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, today announced that Flutterwave CEO Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola has been selected to join the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CEO Council. The members of the CEO Council, which currently comprise 350 CEOs, lead companies that collectively employ more than 11 million people, generate over $4.48 trillion in annual revenue and represent 28 countries across a wide spectrum of industries.
GB’s membership of this Council provides a unique opportunity to hear and share perspectives on emerging economies, payments and global fintech in conversations with leaders of the world’s most influential and iconic companies.
GB 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.