Paga has partnered with Merchant payments platform — Flutterwave, to support simple and secure one-click payments for Paga wallet users at any merchant where the Flutterwave gateway is enabled.
Paga said the deal will allow it to be featured as a payment option for merchants that integrate the Flutterwave payment gateway. This collaboration immediately opens up Flutterwave’s merchants base of airlines, media outfits, hotels, ticketing companies, fashion retailers, etc. to over 14 million customers on Paga.
“At Paga, we build solutions to make it simple for consumers and businesses to access and use money. By partnering with Flutterwave on their gateway, we give our customers access to quickly make payments to an even larger pool of merchants. It’s a win-win situation. Customer has a faster payment option and merchant gets their money seamlessly. Most importantly, the service is end-to-end secure.” — Jay Alabraba, Paga Co-founder and Director of Business Development.
“We’re on a mission to simplify payments for endless possibilities giving everyone an opportunity to grow. We’re excited to connect all businesses on Flutterwave to Paga’s rapidly growing customer base where a new wave of prosperity across Nigeria, Africa, and the World will be witnessed as a result of this and that’s why we are here” — Olugbenga “GB” Agboola, Co-Founder and CEO, Flutterwave.
In January, Paga hired Ian Cleverly as its new Group Chief Financial Officer at Paga. As Group Chief Financial Officer, Ian will be responsible for Paga’s Finance, Risk, Compliance, and Internal Audit functions across all countries of operations. Ian will also play a critical role as Paga launches into new markets.
In a statement, Ian Cleverly said, “I am delighted to have joined Paga at an exciting time as the company scales and gathers momentum for its next phase of international expansion. I look forward to playing a key role in its growth and value creation, making it simple for one billion people to access and use money. Paga encompasses smart and passionate people, strong technology and innovation as well as a growing worldwide footprint and I believe my experience will be additive to the team as we implement and execute our growth strategy.”
Prior to joining Paga, Ian served as CFO and Executive Director at Maistro Plc, a B2B marketplace for online Procurement Services. Prior to his role at Maistro PLC, he served as CFO of Cable & Wireless Communications in Jamaica and before that was CFO for Hutchison 3G Ireland.
With over 20 years of industry experience in senior financial, and operational management roles within the following sectors: Telecommunications, FMCG, and Mobile Payments across multiple countries and continents. Ian brings his experiences in M&A, Disposals, Divestments, Corporate Restructuring, Business Transformation, Operationalizing Change, Legal Regulatory & Compliance, Strategy, Supply Chain, Fundraising and extensive International Board Level experience.
Ian began his career leading various finance departments at Procter & Gamble. He graduated in the United Kingdom and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACMA).