Olufunke Okochi

Director of Communications

Phone: 306-966-3706

Olufunke (‘Funke) Okochi joined GIFS as the Director of Communications in 2019. She has enjoyed a diverse and exciting career in the public and private sectors. Her experience includes corporate communications and public relations, strategic and relationship management, and operations management.

Prior to GIFS, ‘Funke was with the Government of Saskatchewan where she provided strategic communications counsel to a number of key economic functions, working to promote opportunities in Saskatchewan and build an improved quality of life for residents. She also worked at the Petroleum Technology Research Centre where she provided leadership to the organization’s communications and corporate affairs areas.

She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. She also obtained a Master of Arts in International Justice (with research focus on International Relations) and a Certificate in Public Relations – both from the University of Regina. ‘Funke has served and continues to serve on a number of community boards and committees, including the Regina Open Door Society and the RCMP 'F' Division Commanding Officer's Multicultural Committee.