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Gurbhej Dhillon Joins Flutterwave from Goldman Sachs as New CTO

ByJoan Aimuengheuwa

Jun 30, 2022
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  • Dhillon joins from Goldman Sachs where he was Managing Director, Technology Fellow, CTO and Head of Lending Engineering for Marcus, Goldman Sachs’ lending platform. 
  • Dhillon started his engineering career at Jetblue, where he was an Application Developer and has since enjoyed 20 years of success as a Software Developer and engineering leader.  
  • Dhillon joins Flutterwave, a $3 billion payments technology company, to improve its architecture, grow its infrastructure and better support the company’s growth and expansion objectives. 
  • Dhillon is a global Developer Community Leader who believes in the amazing work that African developers have done, which he plans to contribute to.

Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, today announced the appointment of former Goldman Sachs’ Managing Director, Gurbhej Dhillon as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Dhillon joins at a key time for Flutterwave, following its recently completed Series D funding round, valuing the company at over $3 billion, and maintaining its rapid expansion. 

As the new CTO, Dhillon will be responsible for further development of Flutterwave’s innovative technology platform which currently supports integrations with key technology partners like VISA, Mastercard, Discover Card Networks, and customers like Uber, Flywire, Booking.com, etc.

He will focus on improving the architecture and infrastructure, as well as providing leadership enabling other engineering and product leaders to create the best solutions that support business growth for customers. 

Dhillon joins Flutterwave from Marcus by Goldman Sachs, where he was the CTO and Head of Lending Engineering. He has extensive experience in enterprise application architecture across financial services and consumer businesses. At Marcus, he was responsible for launching platforms to significantly grow businesses while improving customer experience and established strategic partnerships with several Fortune 500 companies. 

Before that, Dhillon was CTO for Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Capital Markets team, responsible for the design, architecture, and build-out of strategic platforms that enabled clients to execute equity and debt product offerings. 

Dhillon is a great supporter of the Developer Community in Africa and admires the work they have done in recent times, building creative solutions at a world-class standard. 

In his role as CTO of Africa’s leading technology company, Dhillon hopes to support the Community to attain higher levels. 

Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, Founder and CEO of Flutterwave, said: “I look forward to working closely with Gurbhej as we continue to expand rapidly. 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.” 

Commenting on his appointment, Gurbhej Dhillon 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 continues 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.”

In February 2022, Flutterwave introduced a series of new products and services, including Fintech-as-a-Service, Capital, Grow and Card issuing, that would take the technology beyond payments. The fintech made improvements to existing products, such as a new powerful dashboard, Barter v4, and an AI-powered compliance process. 

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