Flutterwave co-founder Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola joins Wall Street Journal CEO Council

Flutterwave Co-founder and CEO, Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola has been selected to join the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CEO Council.

The members of the CEO Council, which comprises 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 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.

Gbenga 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.

The techpreneur’s 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 was named 2020 African Leadership Magazine’s Young Business Leader and recognized for achievements in leadership and innovation by Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 lists and Time Magazine’s 2021 Next 100 list.

The Flutterwave CEO is a 2023 graduate of the acclaimed Advanced Management Program of the Columbia Business School.

In October 2022, GB was conferred with the National Honor, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Other members are Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director and CEO Zenith Bank; Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft; Börje Ekholm, President and CEO Ericsson; Allan Thygesen, CEO Docusign; Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO Eldridge; Arvind Krishna, CEO IBM etc .

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