Once people experience the utility and ease of making payments online instead of fussing with checks and waiting for them to process, or having to deal with messy paper money, they wonder how they ever got along without this modern convenience. They can thank Olugbenga Agboola, CEO and co-founder of Flutterwave, for the efforts he’s made in the financial technology industry.
A Comprehensive Academic Background Helped Prepare Olugbenga Agboola for Success
When it comes to furthering yourself through education, Olugbenga Agboola is a prime example of the transformative powers of attending quality universities. Agboola was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He finished his Fundamentals of Finance for The Technical Executive in 2012 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (specifically doing much work in the Sloan School of Management of MIT, which is in Cambridge, MA.
That was only the beginning. Agboola also received his IT security certification at Albuquerque, New Mexico’s EC-Council University. What’s more, he earned a degree in Project Management and Advanced Computing from London, England’s University of Westminster.
This impeccable academic background and multiple certifications helped pave the way to success in the business world. Beyond the degrees, Agboola has credentials as a Certified Security Analyst, a Certified Ethical Hacker and training as a Microsoft Certified System Engineer.
Many people have become familiar with Olugbenga Agboola, recognizing him for the founding work he did with Flutterwave, which is a financial services company. Before working as CEO, Agboola was the startup’s chief technology officer. Flutterwave was chock full of talent, with members of the team coming from such places as Google Wallet, Standard Bank, PayPal and Andela.
Skills in Financial Technology and Security
The movers and shakers in the fintech industry will naturally need to have an expansive background and plenty of experience in software and technology, along with a keen grasp of what consumes not only need, but desire when it comes to their banking and payments experiences.
His efforts have led to recognition and awards from his fintech peers. For example, Quartz Africa Innovators named him one of the innovators of 2019. And forging ties with other nations is a part of his success. For example, Agboola participated in the panel of the US Africa Business Summit, which took place in Maputo, Mozambique.
And to think that this success all began with his initial efforts to improve mobile money handling. Being able to offer banking services to individuals with safety and ease, just by using their smartphones allows people to access vital services, from cardless withdrawal of cash from an ATM to accessing bank services and bill payments with a handheld device and secure connection.
And today, more people than ever before are able to take part in the financial services that they would have had difficulty accessing prior to the work of Olugbenga Agboola.