June 13, 2024

Interswitch Group’s Mitchell Elegbe, alongside Mastercard, Visa and PayPal CEOs globally recognised among 2023 top Fintech CEOs

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The Financial Technology Report, a global media authority in the fintech industry, has recognized the Interswitch Group Founder and CEO, Mitchell Elegbe, as one of the top Fintech CEOs for 2023, alongside other industry titans including Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal, Ryan McInerney, CEO of Visa, and Michael Miebach, CEO of Mastercard.

This distinctive achievement underscores Elegbe’s exceptional leadership and Interswitch Group’s ever-evolving and groundbreaking contributions to the revolutionisation of the financial technology landscape in Nigeria and Africa.

The report recognises esteemed leaders whose roles in the financial technology space, both regionally and globally, continue to redefine and revolutionize traditional payment systems. Furthermore, it highlights the remarkable feats achieved owing to their relentless pursuit of innovation.

Elegbe, the inspirational leader behind Interswitch Group, expressed his gratitude for the prestigious recognition, stating, “It is an honour to be recognised among the top Fintech CEOs for 2023. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and unwavering commitment of the entire Interswitch team in driving transformative solutions that empower individuals, communities and businesses across Africa and beyond.”

Recently, in Monaco, Mitchell Elegbe was inducted into the esteemed Ernst and Young (EY) World Entrepreneur of the Year (WEOY) 2023 Hall of Fame as the sole African delegate, solidifying his position as a leader extraordinaire. This prestigious recognition highlights Elegbe’s outstanding and visionary leadership and buttresses his remarkable contribution to the business world through technology. Prior to this remarkable achievement, Elegbe had earned notable acclaim as a recipient of the esteemed EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Emerging Entrepreneur category) 11 years ago, in 2012 and his emergence, in March 2023, as the West African Entrepreneur of the Year in the Master category, further cemented his significant strides in the industry.

Under Elegbe’s visionary leadership, Interswitch Group, in its two decades of existence, has been at the forefront of reshaping payments and driving financial inclusion across the African continent. With a focus on payments innovation, Interswitch Group has consistently delivered cutting-edge solutions, enabling seamless digital payments, and transforming the way people transact.

The Financial Technology Report’s recognition of Mitchell Elegbe highlights his pioneering role in Africa’s fintech industry. Elegbe’s recognition as one of only two Africans on the list and the only Nigerian Fintech CEO, along with Interswitch’s inclusion as the only Nigerian-founded company, highlights the remarkable progress it has made in the financial technology industry, both locally and internationally.

By providing advanced payment solutions and creating a robust digital ecosystem, Interswitch Group continues to play a pivotal role in accelerating Africa’s economic growth and pushing the frontiers in digital payments.


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