How a Dublin-based software engineer found himself at the centre of Citigroup’s workplace vaccination row

Software engineer Ben Shittu, an employee of Citigroup in Dublin, has gone public with his concerns about the financial corporation imposing a vaccine mandate on its US workers

Ben Shittu, a software engineer at Citigroup. “I don’t even have a Google email, because I don’t trust Google with my data.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Until last year, Ben Shittu didn’t really have much of a presence online. You can’t add him as a friend on Facebook or follow him on Twitter. He had a LinkedIn profile and still does, but it’s a basic CV and that’s about it.

In the last two months, however, the Dublin software engineer has been thrust into the spotlight. Despite being protected by Ireland’s employment laws, he has been at the centre of the ...