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Breaking: Flutterwave COO, Bode Abifarin, steps down

Following a six-year tenure at Flutterwave, Bode Abifarin, the former COO, has stepped down to focus on her passion for empowering future generations of entrepreneurs.

Breaking: Flutterwave COO, Bode Abifarin, steps down
Bode Abifarin, former Flutterwave COO

Bode Abifarin has resigned from her position as the chief operating officer (COO) at Flutterwave. "With a sense of joy, pride, and a touch of wistfulness—we say farewell to an incredible force," says Olugbenga Agboola, founder and CEO of Flutterwave.

After over 15 years at KPMG Nigeria, Abifarin joined the fintech startup as COO in 2018. During her tenure, she played a pivotal role in the company's journey, witnessing its rise to unicorn status while navigating the headwinds of controversies surrounding the startup in 2022.

Abifarin departs to pursue her passion for "teaching, inspiring, and nurturing the next generation of global businesses." "In this next phase, I will be sharing a lot more using my voice and my pen. I will continue to nurture new businesses and focus on building, teaching and education. There are a lot more things in the pipeline and I'll inform you as we go," she said.

Abifarin's LinkedIn profile shows she joined the board of Women in Tech® Nigeria last month. Agboola remarked, "We're not saying goodbye; instead, we're sending her forth to achieve great things. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with her again in the future and witness the remarkable impact she'll undoubtedly continue to make."

Abifarin's resignation follows the departure of Flutterwave's former CFO, Oneal Bhambani, who left the company in November after only 18 months in the role.

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