Nigeria’s fintech startup, Flutterwave, has appointed Gurbhej Dhillon, a former Goldman Sachs Managing Director, Technology Fellow, CTO and Head of Lending Engineering for Marcus.
In a press release, Flutterwave said Dhillon will oversee internal infrastructural developments within the firm. His responsibility will revolve around improving Flutterwave’s innovative tech platform, which currently supports integrations with key tech players like Visa and Mastercard, and other customers like Uber and Booking.com.
Dhillon is also expected to leverage his experience in engineering leadership to support engineers and product creators to design the best solutions that support the business growth of other Flutterwave customers.
Before transitioning, Dhillion was a CTO and head of lending at Marcus by Goldman Sachs. He has a broad knowledge of enterprise application architecture across financial services. At Marcus, Dhillon was responsible for launching platforms to significantly grow businesses while improving customer experience and establishing strategic partnerships with several Fortune 500 companies.
Commenting on his new appointment, Marcus said, “I am delighted to be joining the Flutterwave team at such an exciting time for the company. As a leading financial technology company in Africa, Flutterwave is well-positioned to capitalise on the global trends in payment digitisation and continue to drive Africa’s digital transformation, creating further opportunities for customers and merchants alike. It is a very crowded market, with lots of new entrants, so it is vital that we as a company continually look to innovate our products and services, improve our existing architecture and create endless possibilities for everyone.
Olugbenga Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave said. “With the needs of our customers constantly evolving, we remain focused on driving further innovation across the business and continuing to develop our cutting-edge technology platform that simplifies payments and connects the African market with the world. Gurbhej’s experience and deep expertise in developing financial technology platforms will be instrumental in Flutterwave’s further growth.”