Babs Ogundeyi is the CEO and Co-founder of Kuda Bank. Kuda bank was established in 2018 by Babs and his co-founder Musty Mustapha. Kuda bank is a fee banking platform that is leveraging on the power of technology and Babs is hopeful that it will become the best bank for anyone that wants to bank with Africans from any part of the world.
Ogundeyi has strong expertise in the financial services sector, having previously spent years auditing and advising some of Africa’s biggest banks. As Special Adviser on Finance to the Governor of Oyo State, he used his considerable private sector knowledge to raise the largest infrastructural bond in the state’s history. Bab’s experience over the years and his mastery of innovation is helping African businesses make transactions with ease. Kuda bank is changing the narrative in the Africa online banking space.
Nneile Nkholise is a mechanical engineer and a social innovator from Lesotho. Nneile graduated from the Central University of Technology Bloemfontein, South Africa with a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering. She also did her Masters in Engineering at the same University. She is a mechanical engineering technologist with 8 years experience in the construction and biomedical sectors having developed biomedical products, ranging from the prosthesis to bio-implants. She is the Founder of iMed Tech, a medical innovation startup that produces prosthetics for cancer patients and burns victims. Nneile passion has pushed her beyond borders and she has been recognized for her efforts. Her work at iMed Tech in CAD and Additive Manufacturing in breast prosthesis earned Nkholise several awards, including Forbes 30 Under 30 and the presidential award for Science, Innovation, and Technology at the South African Youth Awards in 2017. In 2016, she was also recognized as Africa’s top female innovator in Africa by the World Economic Forum. Nkholise values the development of young women in Africa and wants to utilize iMed Tech to create opportunities for women.