African Changemaker

Tayo Oviosu

Born and raised in Nigeria, Tayo left the West African country as a teenager before returning after his studies abroad.

A believer in Nigeria’s tremendous economic potential, the electrical engineering graduate came up with an idea that would disrupt the country’s financial services industry.

That idea gave birth to Paga Group Ltd, one of Africa’s earliest fintech players with a mission to transform lives by delivering innovative and universal access to financial services.

Despite having a natural penchant for venture capital, Tayo initially started his career as a senior consultant for Deloitte Consulting, where he led numerous system integration projects.

However, in 2009, he formally began his journey as an entrepreneur, founding Paga, where he is currently serving as the Group’s Chief Executive Officer.

Widely regarded as a pioneer in the African financial technology #Fintech space, Tayo is also passionate about helping entrepreneurs bring ideas to life and build scalable businesses.

This passion led him to co-found Kairos Angels, a VC firm on a mission to transform the world by partnering with visionary entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses.


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