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These are Africa’s fastest-growing businesses owned by women

September 04, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Money Moves, Women

Theodora Aidoo

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

September 04, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Money Moves, Women

Kofo Akinkughe, Innovator and Technology market leader
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Kofo Akinkugbe

The Nigerian businesswoman successfully founded a company that is now recognized globally as a market leader in Africa’s smart card technology and digital security industry.

The Nigerian innovator’s ATM company is the first in Sub-Saharan Africa to be Verve, Visa and MasterCard certified.

Her company, 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. The company serves 21 countries in Africa, including her home country, Nigeria.

SecureID, which produces 200 million cards, has been recognized as setting the standard for innovation and creativity in the SmartCard sector in sub-Saharan Africa, helping save a country such as Nigeria, billions in imports for SIM and ATM cards from China.

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