#A24BehindTheTech: Olugbenga Agboola

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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. 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. Founded in 2016, Flutterwave has established itself as the payment company upon which payment companies are built. Platforms like Uber, Booking.com, and Transferwise all use Flutterwave to process their payments. What makes it so integral is that it is not your regular payment company. It is the processor that powers your regular payment gateway, and Gbenga Agboola, formerly of Access Bank and one of the brains behind PayWithCapture (a payment product built upon the Flutterwave API), heads the company, having taken over from Iyin Aboyeji (another entry on this list) in October 2018.

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