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Mitchell Elegbe

CEO, Interswitch

Mitchell Elegbe is a renowned business leader in the Information Technology and Financial Services industry, recognised for driving revolutionary payment innovation in Africa. A people-centric leader skilled in Business Development and Strategy, Transformational Leadership, and Team Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Benin, Nigeria and is an alumnus of the Global CEO Programme from IESE/ Wharton /CEIBS.

He was formerly with Schlumberger Wireline and Testing, and Telnet, an ICT engineering and consulting company until 2002, when he started Interswitch Group where he is currently the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. In 2012, he was awarded the West Africa Business Leader Award at the All African Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) organized by CNBC Africa. He is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient and he won the Harvard Business School Association (Nigeria) Leadership Award in the General Management Category in 2015. He is a Bishop Desmond Tutu fellow of the African Leadership Institute

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