African Payments Tech Firm Flutterwave Launches Engineering Mobility Program In India

The company aims to cultivate a robust and highly skilled talent pipeline 

San Francisco – Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, today 25th Sept. 2023 announced its plan to launch an inaugural Engineering Mobility Program in India with the support of Capgemini, a global leader in business and technology transformation services. Flutterwave’s Nigeria and UK-based engineering team will work with Capgemini’s extensive technology talent in Bangalore to share industry best practices and nurture the next-generation workforce.

This collaboration will see Capgemini draw upon its deep domain expertise to enhance Flutterwave’s product delivery via a new cloud service provider. In addition, Capgemini will play a pivotal role in Flutterwave’s technology strategy by defining a clear target-state and a detailed roadmap for seamless implementation. Capgemini will help lay the foundation for Flutterwave’s agile transformation journey and the adoption of cloud-native solutions, enabling a vision to facilitate payments in emerging markets.

Today’s announcement reaffirms Flutterwave’s commitment to empower its engineers to build innovative payment solutions. “This engineering mobility program is the first of its kind in Flutterwave,” said Mr Gurbhej Dhillion, Flutterwave’s Chief Technology Officer. “It goes beyond collaboration with a global tech leader like Capgemini; it’s about diversity, inclusivity, and the mobility of ideas to fuel continuous innovation.”

Reiterating the company’s commitment to empowering its people, Flutterwave’s Chief People Officer, Mansi Babyloni, said this program is a testament to the company’s responsiveness to talent needs, dedication to making improvements, and commitment to investing in people.

“Like every other person in our senior leadership,” Mr Mansi added, “I have first-hand experience of how cross-border work experiences and programs like this could contribute significantly to shaping one’s career, and I’m happy that we are providing our engineers with this life-changing opportunity. As a company, we are excited that a tech giant like Capgemini is on board and will be with us every step of the way to make this program successful.”

For more than 50 years, Capgemini has harnessed the power and value of technology to deliver business value, operational excellence, and innovation for clients worldwide. “We are very happy to work hand in hand with Flutterwave for this talent development program, accompanying them on their journey towards innovation in the new ultra-competitive payments landscape,” said Sujit Kini, Global Account Executive, Financial Services at Capgemini.

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Mr Bode Abifarin, Chief Operating Officer at Flutterwave, said, since it started in 2016, Flutterwave has been on an incredible journey of growth, innovation, and outstanding performances, which includes the fivefold increase in usage of our remittance product, Send App by Flutterwave, and offline solution, Flutterwave POS, respectively, in just one year.

“Now, as we continue expanding our operations, penetrating new markets, entering important partnerships, scaling our engineering team also becomes crucial. Our Engineering Mobility Program is a fundamental part of this effort, and we are convinced that working with Capgemini will make this a reality,” Mr Abifarin added.

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