Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OTRAC, Farida is a graduate of Biological Sciences from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. She is an epidemiologist, a software developer, a tech entrepreneur and ICT consultant with vast experience and interests in information technology, public health, and data analytics. Her company, OTRAC, develops and deploys enterprise software solutions cutting across healthcare and education sectors in Nigeria. In 2017, she became the federal ICT advisor for PERL, UK government’s flagship program on governance in Nigeria.
Farida also holds an MBA from the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank. She is currently the ambassador for Google Women Techmakers Abuja and the co-organizer for Google Developer Group Abuja. She is also a member of WHO AFRO steering committee for developing and implementing a framework for scaling health innovations across Africa.
She has won various awards, including the NYSC FCT Award, the Innoventor Award by Verdant Zeal Group and Nigeria’s 100 most inspiring women of 2019 by Leading Ladies Africa. In 2016 she was the only Nigerian amongst five Africans that was awarded by the French President, François Hollande, in recognition of her pioneering entrepreneurial strides in Health Technology.