MITCHELL ELEGBE

He is from Ibillo, Akoko-Edo.

Mitchell Elegbe is the MD/CEO of Interswitch, an integrated payment and transaction company in Nigeria.[1] He is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from the University of Benin. He was formerly with Schlumberger Wireline and Testing, and Telnet, an ICT engineering and consulting company until 2002, when he started Interswitch Group where he is currently the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.[2] In 2012, he was awarded the West Africa Business Leader Award at the All African Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) organized by CNBC Africa.[3][4] He is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient and he won the Harvard Business School Association (Nigeria) Leadership Award in the General Management Category in 2015. He is a Bishop Desmond Tutu fellow of the African Leadership Institute.[5]

Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Benin
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Organization: Interswitch
Known for: Founding Interswitch