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 Director operating in the Payments space. If you think a Director 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.
Managing Director, Nigeria of Migo
Winston Osuchukwu is the managing director of Nigeria at Migo.
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About Migo: Migo is a cloud-based platform that allows customers to use loans, make purchases, and withdraw cash without the need for plastic cards.
Co-founder & Managing Director of Carbon
Ngozi Dozie is the Co-Founder of Carbon. He has an MBA in Strategy at The Wharton School and a MSc Computation from Oxford University.
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About Carbon, One Credit, Paylater: Carbon ignites personal growth through financial innovation
Co-founder & Director Business Development of Paga
Jay is a co-founder of Pagatech. Jay has over a decade of work experience spanning the High-Tech, Pharma and Financial Services sectors. Before joining Pagatech, he managed a Mergers & Acquisitions investment banking team at BGL Plc in Lagos, Nigeria. Jay began his career as a Program Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, where he led a cross-functional team that received several patent awards for innovative work in the anti-piracy and data protection arena. In 2004, he accepted a fellowship in Global Marketing at Eli Lilly & Co., a US-based pharmaceutical company. In that role, he managed projects for the Neuroscience drug marketing units in North America and Europe. Jay joined Goldman Sachs as an MBA summer intern in 2006, and rejoined the firm as a full-time Investment Banking Associate in 2007. Jay received his Bachelors degree (cum laude) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University. He 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.
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Appzone Group
Emeka Emetarom is a Chemical Engineer with a bachelor of engineering degree from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He has immense exposure in business management as well as the IT industry, at various levels. His entrepreneurial drive led to the setup of Ceerom Ventures, a table water production and manufacturing business enterprise which he co-founded in 2005. At the same time his passion for IT resulted in his foray into the electronic prepaid airtime distribution. In 2006, he championed the development of Nigeriaâ€™s premier mobile airtime distribution service. This gave birth to the RechargePlusÂ® brand, a web and mobile based service for prepaid airtime purchase. Emeka is also a co-founder of Appzone Limited and his immense contribution and business insights has spurred Appzone to its present height in a short while.
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About Appzone Group: Founded in 2008, Appzone Africa’s no.1 Fintech Software Engineering firm has evolved into a payment infrastructure company.
Our Layer-1 Blockchain network digitizes Fiat payments and enables the transition to digital currencies while connecting previously excluded financial institutions into an all-inclusive payment ecosystem.
In December of 2021, Appzone launched ZONE, Africa’s first decentralized payment network. ZONE allows participating institutions to connect directly with each other and perform payment transactions without an intermediary while completely automating settlement, reconciliation, and dispute management.
We are working with the brightest minds on the continent to digitize and completely automate financial services. Our Vision is for digital payments and Decentralized Finance to replace cash and traditional Banking in Africa.
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Appzone Group
Wale Onawunmi is a graduate of Computer Science with Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he finished amongst the tops in his class, Wale is known as a Software Prodigy by many as he is versatile in many languages and software application packages. Wale has amassed more than ten years of experience in the modeling, design, and implementation of enterprise software. He has also been involved in intensive research in areas of electronic commerce and payment, portal technology, enterprise software, mobile applications, embedded technologies and rapid application development frameworks. Previously, Wale served as Head, Research & Development of Parkway Projects Limited and was responsible for performing research, recommending solutions, leading a team of application developers. While in his then capacity as Head of Research & Development, he was instrumental in the facilitation of applications that enhanced the services of financial institutions. He also worked with the Nigerian arm of Enliven Solutions USA; a Software solutions company, where he served as lead software developer. In 2008, Wale Co-founded AppZone, initially registered as Price & Networks Limited, where he is the executive director in charge of Technology, a position he has held since the conception of the organization.
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About Appzone Group: Payments, Payment Infrastructure, Banking Software as a Service
Director of ORide Business of OPay
Awolowo Moses is a co-founder of Gokada.
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About OPay: OPay is a company that enables users to accomplish more with their money by providing smart financial services.
Field Director of New Incentives
Director Stakeholder Relations at New Incentives.
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About New Incentives, Save the Children International, Save the Children International: New Incentives is a non-profit that changes the lives of the world’s poorest mothers and newborns.