Flutterwave Boss, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji Selected as Part of the 2018 Class of Young Global Leaders

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Flutterwave and Andela boss, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, has been selected as one this year’s Young Global Leaders. The Forum of Young Global Leaders was established by the World Economic Forum to encourage leaders in public-private cooperation and to create new model of global governance for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Every year, the Forum honours 100 outstanding and uniquely accomplished individuals who are committed to building a peaceful and prosperous shared global future. And this year, we have our own serial entrepreneur, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji as one of the 100.

About the Forum of Young Global Leaders

The Forum enlists these diverse technologists, teachers, entrepreneurs and innovators in a process of discovery, to achieve more collectively than they could on their own.

Through a five-year journey, this select group is exposed to opportunities that build their expertise and extend their influence. The journey focuses on cultivating public leadership skills and scaling impact.

Among the selected 100 are world’s most accomplished under-40-year-olds, including a Head of State, a Formula One champion, and a decorated human rights lawyer.

Some of the other leaders are Leo Varadkar, the youngest and first openly gay Prime Minister of Ireland to Kaila Murnain, the youngest and first female General Secretary of Australia’s New South Wales party. These leaders are ushering in fresh political ideas and promoting dynamic societies.

For instance, Government Administrator Armstrong Pame, nicknamed the “miracle man”, brought 100km of roads to his Indian district in order to spur economic growth. This new generation of political leaders will not be deterred by political paralysis.

In the technology space, Mustafa Suleyman, who aged 19 helped set up one of the largest telephone counselling services for mental health in the UK, now oversees integrating AI technology across a range of Google products.

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, a Nigerian honouree, co-founded a digital payments platform Flutterwave and Andela.  Flutterwave is addressing the issue of money transfer across Africa, empowering pan-African merchants to execute business on a global scale.


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