It’s no secret that the world is moving increasingly toward digital payments, because of the massive amount of convenience and efficiency the technology provides. Capitalizing on this trend, Olugbenga Agboola has emerged as a major player in the realm of fintech. Agboola served as the CEO of Flutterwave, a financial services company based in San Francisco and Lagos. Back in 2016, Agboola founded Flutterwave and was the company’s first Chief Technology Officer. He started the company along with other experts in technology and banking. His partners hailed from Andela, PayPal, Google Wallet and Standard Bank.
Olugbenga Agboola Recognized a Need for an Improved Payments System
Financial solutions come naturally to Olugbenga Agboola. As a vibrant entrepreneur, he has experience as an expert Financial Technology Engineer. His background includes working as a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Microsoft Certified System Engineer, as well as a Certified Security Analyst.
Ongoing education has been one of the main pillars of Agboola’s success. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Furthermore, he obtained information technology security certification by way of EC-Council University, out in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Not content to rest on his laurels, Agboola made his way to the University of Westminster in London, from which he earned a degree in Advanced Computing. Furthermore, he has a master’s degree in behavioral engineering and information technology security.
With such an academic portfolio, Agboola was better poised to become a mover and shaker in the financial technology sector.
Consider such interesting deployments that he participated in. Agboola served as e-business Technology Product Developer and Project Manager from April. 2010 to June 2014 for Standard Bank of Nigeria. And from July 2014 to October 2014, Agboola worked as the Head of Mobile Financial Services at Sterling Bank. At Wharton School, he participated in the Management Program in 2015. He expanded his efforts by becoming the Head of Digital Factory and Innovation from November 2014 to May 2016 for Access Bank.
The industry has been quick to notice the talents and skills of Olugbenga Agboola. For example, he was put on the list of Quartz Africa Innovators 2019. In Mozambique, Agboola joined a panel to discuss issues for the United States Africa Business Summit. There, he provided information at a session of Transforming African Economies Through Digitalization, in 2019. Also in that year, Agboola became one of six entrepreneurs in Africa to join with Endeavor. This non-profit group works to support high-impact entrepreneurs from all corners of the planet.
The Future Looks Bright for Fintech With Olugbenga Agboola
Olugbenga Agboola has a commitment to giving back to the same start-up community that helped him go so far in his fintech achievements. He maintains a keen interest in mobile banking services and getting them into the hands of more individuals who need efficiency and less friction in their payments.