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Flutterwave appoints Gurbhej Dhillon as Chief Technical Officer

By Leandra Monteiro

July 01, 2022

  • Africa
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • CTO
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Flutterwave, Africa, Transact, Tiger Global, Flutterwave Market, Send, PayPal, Central Bank of Nigeria, Digital Payments, USAFlutterwave, one of Africa’s largest payments technology companies, announced the appointment of former Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Gurbhej Dhillon as Chief Technical Officer.

As the new CTO, Gurbhej Dhillon will be responsible for the development of Flutterwave’s innovative technology platform, which currently enables the integration of key technology partners such as VISA, Mastercard, Discover Card Networks and customers like Uber, Flywire, Booking.com, etc. He will focus on improving architecture and infrastructure and lead other technical and product managers to create the best solutions to support the company’s growth in customer service.

Gurbhej joins Flutterwave from Marcus by Goldman Sachs, where he was CTO and Chief Financial Engineering Officer. He has extensive experience in enterprise application architecture across financial and consumer services. At Marcus, he was responsible for launching platforms to help businesses grow while improving the customer experience and established strategic partnerships with several Fortune 500 companies.

Previously, Dhillon was a CTO in the Capital Markets Investment Banking team at Goldman Sachs, responsible for the design, architecture and development of strategic platforms for clients to execute equity and debt product offerings.

Gurbhej Dhillon is a great advocate for the developer community in Africa and admires the work they have done in recent times, building creative solutions of international level. In his role as CTO at Africa’s leading technology company, Gurbhej Dhillon hopes to help the community reach higher levels.

Olugbenga “GB” Agboola, Founder and CEO of Flutterwave, said, “I look forward to working closely with Gurbhej Dhillon as we continue our rapid growth. With our customers’ needs constantly changing, we continue to focus on driving innovation in the business and developing our cutting-edge technology platform that facilitates payments and connects the African market to the rest of the world. Gurbhej Dhillon’s experience and deep expertise in developing fintech platforms will be critical to Flutterwave’s future growth. »

Commenting on his appointment, Gurbhej Dhillon said, “I am delighted to join the Flutterwave team at such an exciting time for the company. As Africa’s leading FinTech company, Flutterwave is well positioned to capitalize on global trends in payments digitization and to continue to drive digital transformation in Africa, creating new opportunities for customers and merchants. It’s a crowded market with lots of new entrants, so it’s essential that our company seeks to offer innovative products and services, improve existing architecture and create endless possibilities for everyone.

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