Dare Okoudjou
CEO, MFS Africa

Speaker Profile

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 is connected to 170 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa offering unparalleled reach into the growing African middle class. 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 works in close partnership with players across the ecosystem to bring simple and secure mobile financial services to un- and under-banked customers. MFS Africa was recently named by the international business magazine Fast Company as one of Africa’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies.


Prior to founding MFS, Dare worked at MTN Group, where he developed its mobile payment strategy and led its implementation across the company’s operations in 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. 


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