Oluseun OnigbindeOluseun Onigbinde




Occupational Information

Job Title: Lead Partner and co-founder of BudgIT

Professional History

Oluseun is the Lead Partner and co-founder of BudgIT, a civic organization that works to make public finance data more accessible, transparent, and understandable to citizens. Oluseun leads the organization's strategy development, stakeholder management, and fundraising. He is working towards a just, transparent, and fair society where every citizen within a community has equal access to information about the fiscal position of their society.

Before leading BudgIT, Oluseun worked in two Nigerian financial institutions in areas of business development, strategy, and service delivery. He has also worked on federal public administration reform, providing strategic support for the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO) on data analytics, budget tracking, and visualization patterns. Oluseun Onigbinde is a recipient of the Ashoka Fellowship, Future Africa Awards, Quartz Africa 30 Innovators Award, Aspen New Voices Fellowship, Archbishop Tutu Fellowship, Melvin Jones Fellowship, and Stanford Draper Hill Summer Fellowship. As a Knight Innovation Fellow, he worked with the International Center for Journalists/ Gates Foundation on rethinking health journalism in Nigeria. He also sits on ONE Africa Policy Advisory Board and was named as one of the 100 most influential Africans by The Africa Report Magazine. Oluseun Onigbinde has made presentations at Chatham House, Open Government Partnerships Meetings, Covenant Christian Center, Daystar Christian Center, and so on. He is a member of the Harambe Network and also the Open Government Partnership Global Steering Committee

Oluseun, a pioneer Obama Foundation Scholar at Columbia University, is a graduate of Engineering at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He also had Executive Education at Stanford University Graduate School of Business on Social Entrepreneurship.

Oluseun is currently a member of the ONE Africa Policy Advisory Board. In 2020, The Africa Report named him to the annual Top 50 Disruptors list.


Degree in Engineering from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Certificate from Stanford University Graduate School of Business on Social Entrepreneurship
Fellow of the Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law at Stanford University


2018 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Engineering, Social Entrepreneurship, Public Finance, Federal Public Administration


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.