Creating an Innovative Payment Ecosystem in Africa for the Diaspora

Thursday, March 23, 12:25 - 1:35 PM PST

Location: Lovelace Room, second floor, Computer History Museum

Session Description

What challenges do Africans from the Diaspora face when sending remittances? What opportunities are there to improve payment systems through technology and innovation? How do we create a payment ecosystem that helps commerce evolve, businesses grow, and individuals thrive? This side event, hosted by Interswitch, provides an interactive forum for learning about and discussing the future of remittances on the continent. Learn more about payment solutions that push the boundaries of innovation. This session is led by Chris Folayan, Head of International Growth, Interswitch.


Chris Folayan


Head of International Growth, Interswitch

Chris Folayan is the Head of International Growth at Interswitch (North America) an African born multi-billion dollar fintech business. Chris is an award-winning serial-entrepreneur who has started, built and exited multiple multi-million dollar businesses globally. He was recently named one of Africa’s most influential people in 2022. Born and raised in Nigeria, Chris started his first company before he turned 8 years old and has been passionate about building businesses, fund raising, mentoring and expanding companies globally ever since. Chris is an author, mentor, inventor, public speaker, and sits on several global boards. A graduate of San Jose State University Chris is an out of the box thinker always looking to help everyone succeed.