Flutterwave co-founder and long-serving CEO, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji has stepped down from his role at the company to ‘focus on giving back to the startup community’.

This development follows the completion of a Series A Extension round of financing which has seen the financial services company raise over $20 million from a pool of investors. These investors include; Mastercard, CRE Ventures, Fintech Collective, 4DX Ventures, Raba Capital, Green Visor Capital and Greycroft Partners.

Following this development, Co-Founder, Olugbenga Agboola, will replace Iyin Aboyeji as CEO of the company. But not so much is known about Mr Agboola. In this report, we will try to bring to you as much details about him as is available to us.

Meet Olugbenga Agboola

Olugbenga Agboola is a Financial Technology Engineer. He has core financial services technology working experiences with companies such as Paypal, Google, GTBank, Access bank, Standard /Stanbic IBTC Bank. Before now, he was the CTO of Flutterwave.

TechCabal’s Bankole Oluwafemi describes him as a passionate IT expert who was incensed by the state of payments in Nigeria before Flutterwave started out with him in the team.

Olugbenga was the product manager at Google where he worked on the company’s payment product, Wallet. He led Access Bank’s digital innovation drive in 2014 as its Head of Digital Factory and Innovation. He is also a senior Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Africa Fintech Foundry. Prior to this role, he was the Head of Innovation & Product Management, Digital Banking at Access Bank Plc.

Olugbenga has a degree in Management program from the Wharton School and a Masters Degree in Project Management & Advance Computing from the University of Westminster. He also has an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)- Sloan School of Management.

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