Leading lady of Nigerian information technology

Founder & Managing Director of Future Software Resources

Country: Nigeria

Sector: Information Technology Services | e-Learning | IT Security

Nkemdilim Begho is founder and Managing Di­rector of Future Software Resources Limited, an IT solutions provider focused on online solutions, e-learning and IT security. As one of a few Nigerian women in the industry, her success is founded on a passion for driving innovative thinking, building a globally recognized technology brand and setting trends in the Nigerian Technology space. 

Respected and recognized as a leader in her industry, Nkem is regularly featured in newspaper and magazine publications and as an expert speaker on ICT in Africa. She’s a recipient of many awards including the Jim Ovia Prize for Software Excel­lence, and the Etisalat Prize for Innovation. She regularly volunteers for mentoring and empowerment programmes often sharing her experiences with young Nigerians and less privileged children.

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Nkem's Startup Story 

Nkem embarked on the first stage of her professional career in Germany at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psychiatric Research in the department for Statistical Genetics and Proteomics, later working at Affectis Pharmaceuticals AG, Germany before returning to Nigeria. She graduated from the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) & Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany, where she received a BSc. Hons in Bioinformatics. Her entrepreneurial journey really started with her company Future Software Resources, which was a business initially incorporated by her father, Chris Uwaje, Nigeria’s foremost IT policy maker, on her behalf with the intention that when she was ready, she would take it over. In 2008, she fulfilled that vision when she not only took over the reins of the company, but rebranded it and refocused it to concentrate on online solutions, e-learning and IT security. She has been at the helm of the business ever since....

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 LoA loves Nkem’s start up story as it proves that if you have a powerful vision, believe in what you are doing, and make yourself stand out from the crowd in the marketplace, you can start small yet grow to become a major entrepreneurial success story. And, as we all know the world needs more savvy women in tech! --- Melanie Hawken, LoA founder & editor-in-chief

What's behind Future Software Resources?

"We are an IT services provider that is focused on online solutions, e-learning and IT security....Our focus is to become Africa’s ultimate IT solutions provider."

"At the end of the day, it all boils down to building a brand, a reputation, and figuring out how I can stand out from the crowd - the unique selling point."

"Be prepared to sacrifice, and to work harder than you’ve ever thought possible, Be prepared to work around the clock, to be laughed at and called a dreamer, and to be told several times that your ideas will not work."


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Awards & Accolades

Nkem's recent awards and honours include:

  • 2016 - Nkem receives the Titans of Tech Merit Award for her contribution to Nigeria's Tech Space
  • 2012 - Nkem wins the 2012 Etisalat Prize for Innovation in recognition of her work in delivering quality education to less privileged children
  • 2007 - Nkem receives National Honour Award National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
  • Nominated to Board member of the Global Youth Summit Award
  • 2013 - Jim Ovia Prize for Software Excel­lence