Mitchell Elegbe

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Class of 2023, West Africa (Nigeria)
Group Managing Director of Interswitch Group

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Mitchell Elegbe is connecting banking customers and creating opportunities. 

Mitchell Elegbe, Group Managing Director of Interswitch Group, had a vision of facilitating a prosperous Africa, driven by a seamless exchange of value and commerce. Since 2002, he has led the digital payments and commerce company, diversifying its business, broadening distribution channels and expanding into new markets across Africa. His efforts are driving revolutionary payment innovation and social impact, while delivering strong growth in revenue and profits.

Interswitch’s broad network and robust payments platform have been instrumental to the development of the Nigerian payments ecosystem, providing the company with the credibility to grow throughout Africa. ​Today, Interswitch is a leading player in Africa’s rapidly developing financial ecosystem. It is active across the payments value chain, providing a full suite of omnichannel payment solutions. ​

Mitchell is a people-centric leader who believes in motivating his colleagues to have confidence in their value while he relentlessly pursues sustainable value for stakeholders. His leadership abilities have earned him several awards. An Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute, he enjoys actively mentoring young entrepreneurs, a passion he demonstrates as a member of the board of Endeavor Nigeria.

Our purpose at Interswitch is to inspire Africa to greatness through innovation, value creation and excellence.