Mitchell founded Interswitch in 2002. Under his leadership, the company has diversified its business, broadened its distribution channels and expanded into new markets, driving revolutionary payment innovation across these markets and delivering strong growth in revenue and profits (recognized by Deloitte in 2014 as ‘Africa’s fastest growing technology business’). Mitchell is an Electrical/Electronic Engineering graduate from the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is also an alumnus of the IESE/Wharton/CEIBS Global CEO Program. He is consummate people-centric leader who believes in motivating his colleagues at Interswitch to have confidence in their value as individuals; in the value of the work they do; and in their value as team members. He is relentless in his pursuit of sustainable value for stakeholders.
Apart from leading Interswitch to win numerous coveted industry awards, Mitchell’s leadership abilities have earned him several awards, including the CNBC/Forbes All African Business Leader (AABLA) for West Africa, and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Mitchell enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is a Bishop Desmond Tutu fellow of the African Leadership Institute.