Who is Olugbenga Agboola, the CEO of Flutterwave?

June 20, 2024

Olugbenga Agboola is a Nigerian software engineer and entrepreneur who serves as the CEO and co-founder of Flutterwave, a leading payment technology company. With his extensive background in technology and management, Agboola has played a significant role in the growth and success of Flutterwave, revolutionizing the way businesses make and receive payments in Africa and beyond.

Who is Olugbenga Agboola?

Olugbenga Agboola, born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1985, is a renowned software engineer and entrepreneur. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and has previously worked at PayPal as an application engineer and at Google in product management. As the CEO and co-founder of Flutterwave, a prominent fintech company, Agboola has received numerous accolades for his contributions to technology, innovations, and economic development.

Some of these honors include the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) awarded by President Muhammadu Buhari, being listed on Fortune's 40 Under 40 list in 2020, Time's Next 100 list in 2021, and receiving the Tech Investor of the Year award in the Business Insider Africa awards in 2022.

Work History

  • Royal Bank of Scotland Business: Entrepreneur, 2018-present
  • Flutterwave: Founder & Chief Executive Officer, 2018-present
  • Africa Fintech Foundry: Senior Entrepreneur In Residence, 2016-2018
  • Flutterwave: Founder, 2016-2018
  • Access Bank Plc: Head, Digital Factory & Innovation, 2014-2016
  • Young African Leaders Initiative Network: Young African Leaders Initiative, 2014-2015
  • Google: Google Wallet Product Management, 2014-2014
  • Sterling Bank Plc: Head, Mobile Financial Services, 2014-2014
  • Standard Bank Nigeria (Stanbic IBTC Bank): Technology (e-business) Product Developer/Project Manager/Product Manager, 2010-2014
  • Standard Bank Nigeria (Stanbic IBTC Bank): Transactional Product Development Manager, 2009-2010
  • Guaranty Trust Bank plc (GTBank): Enterprise Infrastructure Solution Development, 2005-2009
  • PayPal: Application Engineer, 2004-2005

Education History

Olugbenga Agboola has an impressive educational background, having attended several prestigious institutions. He completed an Executive Program in Technology Operations & Value Chain Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Agboola also holds a Management Program certificate from The Wharton School and a Strategic Marketing Program certificate from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management.

Additionally, he studied Business Administration and Management at Columbia Business School through their Advanced Management Program. Agboola further expanded his knowledge in IT Security Science with a Master's degree from EC-Council University and gained expertise in Project Management & Advanced Computing from the University of Westminster, focusing on Projects In a Controlled Environment.

When did Olugbenga Agboola join Flutterwave?

Olugbenga Agboola founded Flutterwave in May 2016 and later assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in October 2018. As of now, Agboola has been with Flutterwave for over five years, contributing to the company's growth and success in the fintech industry.

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