Ibukun Awosika is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand. She is also the founder and CEO of Chair Centre Group which owns a group of companies such as Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre Limited, Furniture Manufacturers Mart, TCC Security Systems and Cubes and Boxes Limited.
She chairs a number of corporate and nonprofit boards like House of Tara International and Afterschool Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), a facility which she promoted to help address youth employability and enterprise issues in Nigeria. She sits on the boards of Digital Jewel Limited, Cadbury Nigeria Plc., Convention on Business Integrity (CBI) and the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority.
Mrs Awosika is a graduate of Chemistry from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in Nigeria. She’s an alumna of many other reputable institutions: Chief Executive Programme of Lagos Business School; the Global Executive MBA of IESE Business School, Barcelona-Spain; Global CEO Programme of Wharton, IESE: China European International Business School (CEIBS). With high interest in social issues such as women’s well being, she co-founded Women in Business, Management and Public Service (WIMBIZ).
She is also an ordained Pastor and founder of the Christian Missionary Fund, Ibukun, works with hundreds of missionaries spread across Nigeria to provide medical and educational services.
Ibukun is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur and the first Nigerian recipient of the prestigious International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Award as a nominee of the US Department of State in 2008.
She loves to watch investigative and legal series in her leisure time.