Funke Okpeke is the founder of Main Street Technologies and Chief Executive Officer of Main One Cable, a communications services company.
After her Masters graduation, she worked with Verizon Communications as Executive Director in New York City. By 2005, she returned to Nigeria and assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer of MTN. Funke Okpeke identified the challenge of internet connectivity in Nigeria and Main One would provide the solution needed. Main One has laid undersea high capacity cable submarine from Portugal to South Africa and landings along Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria.
Residence: Lagos, Nigeria
Education: BSc. and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University
There is so much opportunity, there is so much need here that we need to transform our society. When you look around us, no one is going to do it for us and we also have to get our government on board with us to meet the aspirations of Nigerians, cause that’s what democracy is all about.
– Funke Okpeke