GFRID Summit 2021

16-17 June 2021, Online, #GFRID
Dare 
Okoudjou
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 
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 Africa Hub connects over 180 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa offering unparalleled reach into the growing African digital consumers. The company allows merchants, banks, mobile operators and money transfer companies to take advantage of the unique ubiquity of mobile wallets as a safe, convenient, and cost-effective transaction channel. MFS Africa was named by the international business magazine Fast Company as one of Africa’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in 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.

Practical information

FORMAT: Zoom webinar. Questions can be asked through the Q&A feature, and/or through the Zoom Chat.

REGISTRATION: register here.

INTERPRETATION: English, French and Spanish.

PROCEEDINGS: Available shortly after the event.

Organizers
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and an international financial institution, with the mandate to invest in rural people to eradicate poverty in low- and middle-income countries.

IFAD’s US$65 million multi-donor Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) aims to maximize the impact of remittances on development and promote diaspora engagement in migrants’ countries of origin.

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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 Africa Hub connects over 180 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa offering unparalleled reach into the growing African digital consumers. The company allows merchants, banks, mobile operators and money transfer companies to take advantage of the unique ubiquity of mobile wallets as a safe, convenient, and cost-effective transaction channel. MFS Africa was named by the international business magazine Fast Company as one of Africa’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in 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.