Aug 15, 2021

The Top 10 Women in the Data Centre Industry

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Funke Opeke

For more than a decade, Funke Opeke has been one of the driving forces behind the development of Nigeria’s digital infrastructure. After attending and graduating from university in the US, Opeke held a number of ICT roles before returning to Nigeria in 2005 as the CTO of MTN. In 2008, she founded MainOne, which has since grown to become West Africa’s leading communications services and network solutions provider. She has overseen the $240mn construction of the region’s first privately-owned, open access, 7,000 kilometer undersea high capacity submarine cable, as well as the country’s largest Tier III data centre.  She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University in New York. 

Role: Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MainOne

Appointed: 2008

Experience: 20+ years

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