At Stamp we track over 100,000 Nigerian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Nigeria based CEO’ operating in the Mobile Payments space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Ojima Benjamin Ufaruna
Founder & CEO of BuyPower
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About BuyPower: BuyPower is a utility payment platform in Nigeria.
Co-Founder And CEO of XEND
Ugochukwu Aronu is the Co-Founder And CEO of Xend.
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About Ogwugo, XEND, Xend Finance: Xend is an African end-to-end merchant solution that includes inventory management, payments, and business intelligence.
John Oluranti Oke
Co-Founder and CEO of Wallet.ng
John Oluranti Oke is a software engineer from Nigeria. He previously co-founded Ngfeeds.com, a news aggregating platform that uses pattern matching algorithms to get news, gossips, and content every minute from the most visited websites in Nigeria, categorizes and delivers the resulting content to users over a website. He founded a software development company (Geeks’14 Consulting Limited) that has serviced and consulted for clients all over Nigeria including Al-Hikmah University, NES and Interswitch, a leading provider of innovative financial services in Nigeria. He was a consulting software engineer on Alat. While working for Suregifts as a senior software engineer, he helped build the first version of the SureRemit app, built and scaled the company’s infrastructure to service three countries at the time, Nigeria, Kenya, and Rwanda. He led a successful integration between Suregifts and Safaricom’s Mpesa, to help users pay for goods at Mpesa tills using gift vouchers. He worked as a software engineer for Wema Bank, Nigeria’s oldest indigenous bank, in the business automation department and worked on several projects that helped transform the bank’s operational processes, interfacing with and building on the Bank’s Core Banking Application (Finacle).
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About Wallet.ng: Wallet.ng is a fintech startup that allows people and companies to send, receive, and make payments, using their phone numbers.
Founder & CEO of Paga
Tayo is the Founder & Group CEO of Paga (www.paga.com), Nigeria’s leading mobile money service. Prior to Paga, Tayo was Vice-President at Travant Capital Partners, a private equity fund in West Africa. Prior to joining Travant, Tayo was a Manager, Corporate Development, at Cisco Systems in San Jose California. Tayo’s work at Paga has been recognized globally – in 2014 CNBC selected Tayo as the Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa, and in 2015 the African Leadership Network selected Paga as the outstanding growing company of the year in Africa. Tayo is also the co-founder of Kairos Angels, an angel investment club. Tayo earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of Southern California, and also has a Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
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About Paga: Paga is a mobile payment company building an ecosystem to enable people digitally send and receive money, creating simple financial access.
CEO of Flex Finance
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About Flex Finance: Flex Finance is a simple mobile platform that allows SMEs manage and track their expenses, with little-to-no financial knowledge required.
Founder, MD/CEO of Holla Cab Services Nigeria Limited
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About Holla Cab Services Nigeria Limited: We are an on-demand taxi hailing, solution-oriented, dynamic and indigenous Information Technology (IT) service provider.