Agboola, Flutterwave CEO Joins Illustrious Wall Street Journal CEO council
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Agboola, Flutterwave CEO Joins Illustrious Wall Street Journal CEO Council

Olugbenga Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company was announced to have been selected to join the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CEO Council.

Flutterwave made the announcement today.

The members of the CEO Council, which 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.

Agboola being a member of the Council gives him an opportunity to hear and drop his quota on emerging economies, payments, and global fintech in conversations with leaders of the world’s most influential and iconic companies.

Flutterwave co-founder has been keen on 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.

Agboola’s academic level and recognitions

Agboola’s educational background includes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Wharton School of Management, and the University of Westminster. 

He was named African Leadership Magazine’s Young Business Leader of The Year (2020). He has also 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 studied the Advanced Management Program at the Columbia Business School and graduated in 2023.

He was conferred with the National Honor, Officer of the Order of the Niger, by President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in October 2022.

Agboola said “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,” he added.

Other members of the Council include Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director and CEO, Zenith Bank, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, Börje Ekholm, President and CEO at Ericsson, Allan Thygesen, CEO, Docusign, Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO, Eldridge, Arvind Krishna, CEO, IBM, amongst others.

Earlier in 2023, Flutterwave CFO Oneal Bhambani joined the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network. 

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