Funa Maduka is a creative and acquisitions executive within Netflix Original Films where she works with the world’s top global and emerging filmmakers. Throughout her tenure, she has remained positioned at the frontline of the company’s global expansion, managing the launch of the film offering across 100+ countries.
Her film acquisitions brought Netflix its first film nominations at both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. Previously she worked at Participant Media developing and managing campaigns for film and television projects.
She has held leadership and strategic positions at McKinsey & Company, the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, the Obama Campaign, the Clinton Global Initiative and Goldman Sachs. She holds a BA in History from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where she served on the Board of Trustees and as President of the Student Body, respectively. She is also an awarded filmmaker, credited with producing and directing the first Nigerian film to world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.