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West Africa Com 2023
June 2023

Tayo Oviosu
Founder & CEO at Paga


Tayo is the founder & Group CEO of Paga. Paga is a mobile payment company, building an ecosystem to enable people digitally send and receive money as well as creating simple financial access for everyone. Paga is the leading mobile money service in Nigeria, its first market.

Prior to Paga, Tayo was Vice-President at Travant Capital Partners, a private equity fund in West Africa. Prior to joining Travant, Tayo was a Manager, Corporate Development, at Cisco Systems in San Jose California.

Tayo’s work at Paga has been recognized globally - in 2014 CNBC selected Tayo as the Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa, and in 2015 the African Leadership Network selected Paga as the outstanding growing company of the year in Africa. Tayo is an Endeavor Entrepreneur and a member of the Young Presidents Organization. 

Tayo has a passion to help entrepreneurs bring ideas to life and build scalable businesses. He is an active angel investor and a co-founder of Kairos Angels, an angel investment club. 

Tayo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of Southern California and also has a Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Opening Keynote: Digital-only business models will not solve the challenges of SMEs in Africa today