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Funto Boroffice is the founder/CEO of award winning Chanja Datti Ltd, a waste collection & recycling social enterprise dedicated not only to transforming waste into value but also creating jobs at Quidroo, a fintech startup looking to provide access to working capital for Nigeria SMEs, especially women-owned SMEs. She graduated with a Masters’ degree in Financial Management and has a Bachelors’ degree in Accounting and Finance. Prior to starting Chanja Datti, she spent 3 years as a Senior Aide to Nigeria’s Honorable Minister of Power, and before that, 17 years gaining global financial, strategy and project improvement experience – 12 of which were as a GE executive in the U.S, where she was a Vice President.
She is a founding member and Vice President of the Recycling Association of Nigeria (RAN), founder of Initiative for the Advancement of Waste Management in Africa (aka W.A.S.T.E Africa), a Fellow of the Waste Management Society of Nigeria and an alumni of the several prestigious local and international programs and sits on several boards. She was recognized in 2021 by Global Citizen.org as one of 11 Change-making Africans that the world needs to know about and recognized by CNBC Rising Woman Africa series as one of 31 African women leaders in 2021 and winner of the 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge.