Olugbenga Agboola

Olugbenga Agboola (born 1984-1985[1]) is a Nigerian software engineer and entrepreneur. He is the CEO and co-founder of Flutterwave.[2][3][4]


Born in Lagos, Gbenga is a graduate of the MBA program at MIT Sloan School of Management.[5] Prior to founding Flutterwave with Iyinoluwa Aboyeji in 2016, he worked as an application engineer at PayPal and in product management at Google.[6]

Recognition & AwardsEdit

He was on Time's Next 100 2021 list.[7] He was also listed on Fortune's 40 Under 40 list in 2020.[6] In April 2022, Agboola received the Tech Investor of the Year award in the Business Insider Africa awards from Business Insider[8]


  1. ^ "Olugbenga Agboola | 2020 40 under 40 in Finance". Fortune. Retrieved 2022-06-05.
  2. ^ "Nigerian fintech Flutterwave to expand to North Africa after raising $170m". The Africa Report.com. 2021-03-10. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  3. ^ "Y Combinator, VCs, Endeavor: How global investors boosted Flutterwave's appeal". TechCabal. 2021-03-12. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  4. ^ "Iyin Aboyeji steps down as Flutterwave CEO as cofounder Olugbenga Agboola takes over". Pulse Nigeria. 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  5. ^ CNBC |, Disruptors (2021-05-25). "21. Flutterwave". CNBC. Retrieved 2021-06-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ a b "Olugbenga Agboola | 2020 40 under 40 in Finance". Fortune. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  7. ^ "Meet the 2021 TIME100 Next". Time. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  8. ^ Africa, B. I. (2022-04-12). "Here are the winners of the inaugural Business Insider Africa Awards". Business Insider Africa. Retrieved 2022-08-24.