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Ibrahim Ibitade is a visionary leader dedicated to finding solutions for the world’s most pressing social and economic challenges. His drive for more equitable financial solutions inspired him to establish Leatherback in 2019. Leatherback offers a single entry point that enables individuals and businesses to think and act globally, democratizing banking in the process.
As a multi-currency platform, Leatherback simplifies the process of sending and receiving money. Account holders can easily convert currencies and make direct payments from their accounts, eliminating unnecessary translation fees. With Leatherback, customers can access numerous currencies and worldwide transactions from anywhere at any time.
In an interview with TANTV reporter Karesha at the African Fintech Summit on April 12, Ibrahim explained how he named his company after the Leatherback turtle, the most migratory animal on earth. “That same leatherback experience is really what we’re trying to give our clients, to feel the ability to get a full-blown new banking experience globally from one country to another,” he said.
Leatherback currently operates in thirteen countries, and Ibrahim is working on building infrastructure to connect people to the global market. The company’s API enables other African neo-banks and fintech to tap into global markets, making it possible for them to offer unique services globally through their bank accounts.
Written By: Karesha Graham