Cellulant Appoints Ibrahim Gbolahan as GM to Lead its Growth in Nigeria 

Cellulant Appoints Ibrahim Gbolahan as GM to Lead its Growth in Nigeria 

Cellulant, a leading Pan-African fintech startup, has appointed Ibrahim Gbolahan Aminu as General Manager for Cellulant in Nigeria to manage and oversee day-to-day operations as the company expands coverage for Tingg, Cellulant’s Digital Payments platform, across Nigeria.

Announcing the appointment, Sike Bamisebi, Cellulant’s Group Chief Business Officer said, “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Ibrahim as General Manager for Cellulant in Nigeria. Ibrahim brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the financial technology sector. We are confident that his leadership and vision will drive Tingg and Cellulant to new heights in the Nigerian market.”

“As a cutting-edge payments technology company, we believe that our innovative solutions are revolutionizing the financial industry and empowering the people of Nigeria to digitize their payments across the board. We look forward to a bright future for the company and its customers,” he concluded.

Meet Cellulant Nigeria’s New GM

Ibrahim is a business manager with experience in digital payments, consumer channel development, market segmentation, cross-border remittances, and product management. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Science from Obafemi Awolowo University. He also holds certifications in fraud detection, prevention, and control, management. His experience includes fintech, banking, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical. He previously worked for The Venture Garden Group, Africa’s largest technology holding company, as General Manager for VigiPay. He was in charge of Vigipay’s cross-border payment platform, which ensured real-time termination into multiple corridors in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Commenting on his appointment, Ibrahim said, “I am honored to join the team of innovative thinkers at Cellulant and am eager to bring my expertise to the table to enhance the payments landscape in the country. I am confident that our efforts in increasing the quality of services and products we offer our customers will lead to greater financial inclusion, accessibility, and stability for all Nigerians.”

Tingg, one of the Cellulant’s products which provides a suite of digital payment solutions for businesses across Africa, has seen rapid adoption in Nigeria over the last year, with Instore, its proximity payments solution, growing 200% in the last six months alone.

Furthermore, Tingg is a payment partner for many Nigerian companies, including GIG Logistics, Perfect Trust Cosmetics, Simba Group, Chicken Republic, Emirates, Bolt, and PepsiCo. The platform enables businesses in Nigeria’s airline, QSR, e-commerce, ride-hailing, retail, and remittances sectors to pay and receive offline and online payments. Also, businesses can use the platform to easily keep track of transactions, reconcile accounts, and make timely payments. The payments gateway gives merchants an overview of their business performance across multiple locations.