Fara Ashiru Jituboh

Co-Founder & CEO/CTO, Okra

Fara Ashiru Jituboh is the Co-Founder and CEO / CTO of Okra, Inc — focused on building the infrastructure to allow Africans connect their bank accounts to 3rd party applications and ultimately enable the acceleration of financial innovation in Africa through data. 

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Prior to founding Okra in 2019, Fara gained experience building and scaling products in emerging markets and venture backed startups by working with organizations such as Canva, Techhustle, Sana Benefits, and Dorsata.

Fara also served as a Co-Founder and CTO of Shixels Studios where she led the design and development of core technology for multiple clients including Airtel, AXA Mansard, RenMoney, MTech, Sanofi Pharmaceuticals and Nestoil.

With expertise in over 20 programming languages, Fara has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies. She began her professional career with BMW, leading the effort in the design and creation of the interactive map for the BMW Museum. She has also worked with JP Morgan Chase, Fidelity Investments and Daimler Mercedes Benz.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina

"It was not about who was right or wrong, it was about making the right decision."

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