Years in Tech
Innovation, SBU and Corporate Communications, Chams PLC
Negotiation, Management & Audit Skills.
14th December, 2018
A seasoned business executive spanning about 2 decades in both the Financial and ICT sectors, with a proven track record of successfully guiding major expansion efforts, turnarounds, strategic partnerships and transactions at both public and private Sectors.
Funke was the Deputy Project Manager and Chief Installation Officer of the bank verification number (BVN) project initiated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Banker’s Committee to implement the customer identification and verification project of banks in Nigeria- the largest KYC project in Africa. Her change implementation strategies have helped ChamsAccess and the Group towards market leadership and growth. An alumnus of IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain and Lagos Business School Executive MBA programme. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Funke holds a degree in Computer Science and Economics (combined honors) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
She is a member of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) and an associate member of Women in Business (WIMBIZ).
What experiences led you to technology and how did you develop the skills to compete in the industry?
Being good in mathematics.
How has your background helped/differentiated you in the tech industry?
My background has helped in development of analytical skills.
What advice would you give to women considering a career in the technology? What do you wish you had known?
Technology is the way to go as it keeps evolving. It is multifaceted and plays in all industry.
I wish I had discovered myself early enough rather than days of dreaming to be a medical doctor.