T-CETRA CEO Honored in 2022 Class Of Future 50 By Columbus CEO Magazine 

DUBLIN, OH (October 29, 2021)—Abdul Akel, Co-Founder and CEO of T-CETRA, has been named a Future 50 honoree for the class of 2022 by Columbus CEO magazine.  Founded in 2020, the Future 50 spotlights established Central Ohio professionals, public servants, and entrepreneurs that have made a difference with creative ideas and achievements. The annual list brings together the region’s most innovative leaders to offer their leadership and skills to confront timely issues.  

Each year, the Future 50 class works collaboratively to complete projects of their choosing that will create meaningful, quantifiable change in the region as it continues its growth trajectory.  

Akel co-founded T-CETRA in 2007 in Dublin, Ohio and has quickly established it as a half-billion dollar technology solution provider that aims to create inclusive financial solutions for the 84.8 million underbanked individuals in the United States.  Akel has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 Honoree from Columbus Business First and T-CETRA was recently awarded the Vanguard Award for Corporation Citizenry. Most recently, Akel also co-founded the T-CETRA Foundation to address the needs of the underbanked from a philanthropic point of view. 

“I am both humbled and excited to work with the other Future 50 honorees.  It’s a wonderful thing when community leaders can gather and apply our individual strengths to create real lasting social, economic, or environmental impact. It’s initiatives like these that make the Columbus region such a dynamic place to live and work. “ 

Future 50 members were chosen by the previous class and Columbus CEO editorial staff based on their achievements, generosity of spirit and deed, and ideas. For a full list of 2022 Future 50 honorees, click here. 

About T-CETRA 

T-CETRA is a leading financial technology enabler that converts cash payments into secure, auditable, cashless transactions at over 10,000 retail locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico that primarily serve cash preferred customers. Our payment solutions bridge the digital divide for these underserved communities and are used by Fortune 500 companies within the wireless, online marketplace, subscription based premium service, transportation, healthcare, charitable, and government sectors, connecting them to the 84.8 million un/derbanked individuals in the U.S. For more information about T-CETRA, visit 

Media Contact: Heidi Ames, Communications Manager  


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