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.
About Kofo Akinkugbe
Kofo Akinkugbe, a prize-winning graduate of Mathematics of the University of Lagos, spent 12 years in banking, first at International Merchant Bank (local affiliate of the First National Bank of Chicago) and then as a pioneer staff member of Chartered Bank. During this time, she received the British Government Chevening Scholarship to study for an MBA at the Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Scotland, UK.
Kofo is the founder of Interface Technologies (1998), SecureID Limited (2005) and SecureCard Manufacturing (2012). She currently serves as the Managing Director/CEO of SecureID Group (comprising of SecureID and SecureCard Manufacturing). SecureID is a MasterCard, VISA and Verve certified Smartcard Personalization bureau and digital technology company whilst SecureCard Manufacturing is the first polycarbonate Smartcard manufacturing plant producing high security identity cards and documents for the Banks, Telecoms and Public sectors. Mrs. Akinkugbe is a passionate and bold entrepreneur as both companies are the first of its kind in Africa.
Both companies, recognised and respected in the global Smartcard industry, provide high-end digital security solutions to organisations and governments across Africa and beyond. As a passionate and innovative real sector entrepreneur, Mrs. Akinkugbe has taken both companies through a number of strategic partnerships into the international market by attaining the most pre-requisite International certifications.
Kofo possesses a rare combination of entrepreneurship, manufacturing, personalization & technology acumen and also sits on the board of a number of local and multinational corporate, philanthropic and humanitarian organizations.
SecureID is a well-established name in the Smartcard Sector, and continues to increase its presence in Africa. Over the last 8 years, SecureID has transformed ‘innovative and first to market’ technology into market leading card solutions that have been adopted extensively across all sectors and markets.
With a strong track record of successful implementation, SecureID has over 40 customers, all of whom rely on the great capability of SecureID products and solutions to meet their requirements. The company has a reputation for high production technology and quality, delivered in the quickest time possible, backed by comprehensive customer support. Our customers include global brands and market leaders.
They operate from a 6,780.45 sq m secure facility and their plant is specifically designed for printing and personalization of gift, loyalty, banking and telecom cards with mag stripe and chip encoding, embossing, thermal printing and many other services. SecureID company is PCIDSS certified.