Jay Alabraba

Co-Founder of Paga

Mr. Alabraba is a co-founder of Pagatech and leads Business Development for the company. His industry experience spans the high-tech, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors. Mr. Alabraba began his career as a Program Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, where he led a cross-functional team that received several patent awards for innovative work in the anti-piracy and data protection arenas.

In 2004, he accepted a fellowship in Global Marketing at Eli Lilly & Co., a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. In that role, he managed projects for the company’s Neuroscience drugs units in North America and Europe.

Mr. Alabraba joined Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York on an MBA internship in 2006 and continued in the firm’s investment banking unit on a full-time basis starting in 2007. He moved to Nigeria in 2009 – firstly to manage an investment banking team at BGL Plc. in Lagos, and thereafter turned focus to building Pagatech.

Mr. Alabraba received his Bachelors degree (cum laude) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University. He has a Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

My Sessions

Financial Services and Blockchain

Oriental Hotel

This session will explore the role of Blockchain and digital currencies, as well as smart contracts for addressing anti-corruption in Nigeria.