Jay Alabraba

Jay Alabraba

Co-Founder, Paga

Jay’s business experience spans the technology, pharmaceuticals, and financial services sectors. He began his career as a Program Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, where he led a cross-functional team that received patent awards for 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, managing projects for the company‚Äôs Neuroscience drugs units in North America and Europe. Jay joined Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York as an MBA intern in 2006 and continued as a full-time Investment Banking Associate the following year. 
He returned to Nigeria in 2009 to manage an investment banking team at BGL Plc. in Lagos and shortly thereafter turned focus to building Pagatech.
Jay is an angel investor and advisor to several startups. He received his Bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.  


He returned to Nigeria in 2009 to manage an investment banking team at BGL Plc. in Lagos and shortly thereafter turned focus to building Pagatech.
Jay is an angel investor and advisor to several startups. He received his Bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.  


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