Mr. Oluwabankole Falade (Bankole) has been appointed as the new Chief Regulatory and Government Relations Officer at Flutterwave, Africa's largest payments technology business. In his job, he will support Flutterwave's goal by providing strategic supervision and government relations initiatives, as well as ensuring that the business's interests and requirements are matched with those of the regulators.
Falade has 18 years of expertise in the banking and telecommunications industries in legislation, regulatory affairs, government relations, and company growth. Bankole formerly worked at IHS Towers as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations. He has held significant leadership positions at VISA and MTN, where he oversaw relations with major government players and regulators in key African markets.
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Founder and CEO of Flutterwave, Olugbenga Agboola, said,
“We’re grateful for the conducive regulatory environments that have helped us carry out our business, safely and in the best interest of the customers. With Bankole joining our team, we believe he is well placed to strengthen our existing relationships as well as support us create new relationships. Bankole will play an instrumental role in supporting us achieve our goal of creating endless possibilities for our customers with our key stakeholders in mind,”
The new Chief Regulatory and Government Relations Officer at Flutterwave, Falade, said:
“I’m excited about the work Flutterwave has done so far in building trust with regulators. We want the same things with the regulators; to grow businesses and economies through technology. My role remains to proactively work with stakeholders to better understand our interests, and needs whilst ensuring we are always aligned with set standards and regulations. I’m happy to get to work.
Falade graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and holds a certificate from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation. He is also a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and an Associate Member of the United Kingdom's Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
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