Isaac Orolugbagbe holds a B.Sc. from the University of Ife (now OAU) and a Master in Business Leadership (MBL) from University of South Africa. His career commenced in 1985 as an Audit Trainee in Olatunde Ayoola & Company, Lagos. He moved to Bola Sadipe & Company in 1987 as an Audit Senior Consultant. He later joined DHL in 1991 as the Treasury Controller, from where he moved to Red Star Express in 1994 first as Audit Manager and later rose to the position of Assistant General Manager, Finance in 1996.
He is a former Managing Director of Red Star Express, a position he held for 10 years before retiring in 2007. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); Fellow, Institute of Directors (IoD); Chartered Institute of Marketing, Alumnus Lagos Business School and Witts Business School, South Africa. He is also a Director, Red Star Communications Limited; Director, Western Cape Wines Limited; Director, Thomas Wyatt Nig. Plc. and Director, Beta Computers Limited. He is the currently the Managing director of Western Cape Wines Ltd.