About this episode
In todays episode, we meet up with Olu Akanmu, President and CEO of Nigeria’s OPay whiich is one of Nigeria’s leading fintech companies. With a growing population of more than 200 million, almost twice as large as Ethiopia and Egypt the next 2 largest African countries by population size, not only is Nigeria Africa’s largest economy, but it is also the most important Fintech centre on the continent. It is estimated that there are at least 250 fintech companies in Nigeria, and Opay sits right at the top of this list alongside other well-known Nigerian fintech’s such as Flutterwave and Chippercash. In our conversation, Olu provides his perspective on how technology driven financial services are driving financial inclusion and spreading prosperity across Nigeria’s urban and rural communities. This is a fascinating insight into the power of fintech and how modern digital payments infrastructure can underpin, enable and catalyse economic growth and transform lives.
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Olu Akanmu is President and Co-CEO of OPay-Nigeria. He was Executive Director- Retail Banking at First City Monument Bank, Chief Marketing Officer at Airtel, Managing Director- Retail Banking at former BankPHB and General Manager- Consumer Marketing at MTN. He brings a unique, wide perspective of cross-industry experience in telecoms, banking, fintech, fmcg, health-care and manufacturing in proffering innovative solutions to business problems and public-policy challenges. He is a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, and Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy. Olu Akanmu is a strong believer in business and government for common good. He podcasts on strategy, leadership and management on Olu’s Files and blogs on Strategy and Public Policy on http://olusfiles.blogspot.com.
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