Founder & CEO at MFS Africa
Dare Okoudjou is the Founder and CEO of MFS Africa, a leading Pan-African Fintech company, operating the largest digital payments hub on the continent. The MFS Hub connects over 170 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa, offering unparalleled reach into Africa’s growing digital consumers. The company allows mobile network operators, merchants, money transfer operators, banks. and other financial institutions to take advantage of the ubiquity of mobile wallets as a safe, convenient, and cost-effective transaction channel. MFS Africa recently announced its appointment as Ecobank’s Digital payment partner, and in 2017, the company was named by international business magazine Fast Company, as one of the world’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017. Prior to founding MFS Africa, Dare worked at MTN Group, where he developed its mobile payment strategy and led its implementation across 21 countries throughout Africa and the Middle East. He began his career as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris. He has an MSc in Telecom Engineering from ENST-Paris and an MBA from INSEAD. Dare’s most recent appearances have included topics on mobile money growth and achieving scale; financial inclusion and responsible mobile financial services; the digitisation of financial services on the continent; and fintech investments and overall fintech entrepreneurship in Africa.