African Changemaker

Dare Okoudjou

Born and raised in Benin, Dare is passionate about making life better for Africa and Africans through technology.

An entrepreneur and tech leader, Dare is the founder and CEO of MFS Africa, a leading Pan-African #fintech company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. MFS Africa has transformed mobile money interoperability in and outside of the continent.

Today, MFS Africa connects over 300 million mobile money wallets, making it the largest digital payments hub on the continent.

Before founding the company, 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.

Dare believes that for businesses to prosper in Africa, they need to operate across borders.
Drawing on his lessons and experience, he is now on a mission to foster a blending of talent, ideas, and best practices addressing continental problems.


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