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Iyinoluwa Aboyeji Biography

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji, born on March 28, 1991 is a Nigerian entrepreneur. He attended Loyola Jesuit College, where he completed his senior secondary in 2007. Afterward he went to Columbia International College and earned a bachelor's degree in legal studies from the University of Waterloo.

He is passionate about partnering with missionary talent and capital to build an African future. He spent the last few years as the CEO of Flutterwave, a business building payments technology and infrastructure to connect Africa to the global economy.Under his leadership, the company has become one of the fastest growing payments technology businesses of all-time, processing over $2B across over 50 million transactions, and attracted significant investment from experienced players in the space.

He is also a co-founder of Andela, Africa's largest engineering organization with over 1000 software engineers that has received investment from Mark Zuckerberg and Google Ventures.

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji served as the Deputy Director General for Madam Oby Ezekwesili’s 2019 Presidential Campaign. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, and a member of Nigeria's Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council.

Aboyeji is the general partner and co-founder of Future Africa, a platform that provides capital, coaching and community for mission-driven innovators.He is also the Co-founder and Chairman of the Talent City Inc, a construction 


Controversies

Sometime in 2018, former CEO of Africa’s most valuable startup Flutterwave, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, was involved in series of allegations of fraud and insider trading levelled against the company’s management and current CEO and co-founder, Olugbenga Agboola. 

The accusations were laid out in an article by David Hundeyin, and a Medium post by Clara Wanjiku.

While both Wanjiku and Hundeyin’s articles raised important questions about the culture, ethics, and governance at Flutterwave, Aboyeji claims no privileged insight into the company after his time there. He however addressed concerns raised about things that happened while he was CEO of the payment giant.

Earlier this year, Aboyeji put out a series of tweets, aimed at distancing himself from any involvement in the allegations levelled at Agboola and Flutterwave. 

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