Gbite Oduneye

Position: Head of Payen Africa


Gbite has founded and co founded several businesses in the financial sector with a core specialization in Capital markets and Financial Technology. With over 15 years’ experience, working in financial services in Europe and Africa.

Gbite joined Payen to expand smarter payments on the African Continent. It is really exciting to be part of a team that has the focus of making complex payments beautifully simple.

For the past 5 years, Gbite has been the Chairman of Africa Event Partners and the main architect of the NCMF (Nigeria Capital Markets Forum) one of the biggest and most exclusive annual events in London that focuses on the state of the Nigerian capital markets. He is a prominent member of NISM (Nigeria in the squire Mile) an organization of Nigerian professionals working in the city of London.

Gbite is an avid advocate for financial technology in Africa and has catalyzed the creation of three startups in the past 5 years. Gbite strongly believes in the mantra ‘be all you can be’, Africa’s time is now.

I currently spend my time between Lagos and London and when I’m not looking for opportunity on the African continent, I enjoy art, traveling to expand my mind and I am married to a wonderful Woman who keeps a smile on my face.