Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, the CEO of Flutterwave, a leading payments technology company in Africa, has been selected to join the prestigious Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CEO Council. Comprising 350 CEOs from various industries, the council represents companies with a collective workforce of over 11 million employees and generates an annual revenue of $4.48 trillion. It serves as a platform for influential leaders to engage in conversations and exchange ideas.
Agboola’s inclusion in the WSJ CEO Council recognizes his significant contributions in developing fintech solutions for organizations and financial institutions, including PayPal, Standard Bank and Google. His previous fintech venture focused on facilitating easier and non-card payment methods and was eventually acquired by a leading Nigerian bank. Agboola boasts an impressive educational background, having studied at renowned institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Wharton School of Management and the University of Westminster.
He was named Young Business Leader of the Year by African Leadership Magazine in 2020 and has received recognition for his leadership and innovation on Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 lists and Time Magazine’s 2021 Next 100 list. He is also a 2023 graduate of the prestigious Advanced Management Program at Columbia Business School.