Source: TiBreakers COD Lagos
Kofo Akinkugbe, founder of Secure ID Limited share her entrepreneurial journey at the 7th Annual Career Conference themed ''Continuous Improvement'' held in Lagos on 17 March 2015. She talks about the birth of her company SecureID Nigeria Ltd.
Kofo Akinkugbe is recognised globally for her entrepreneurial success story and strong business track record. She is founder & CEO of SecureID Nigeria Ltd a market leader in smart card technology and digital security. SecureID is a world-class manufacturing facility with the only smart card production plant in West Africa and one of only six on the continent. This company serves 16 countries across Africa and is fully certified by VISA, Verve and MasterCard. In 2012, Kofo won the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship Mature Business Award.
Kofo is a graduate of Mathematics and an MBA Holder. After her Youth Service Corps, she started her working career in the banking industry, where she remained for over 12 years until 1997 when she left to start Interface Technologies, a security management and biometrics technologies company. She set up Interface Technologies Ltd. (ITL) and ran it for nine years, which culminated in the birth of SecureID Nigeria Ltd., an offshoot from a small department in Interface Technologies and first VISA certified plant in sub-Saharan Africa!
Kofo is one of Africa's thought leaders in the subjects of entrepreneurship and innovation in the technology sector.