From the heart of the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo state,
Nigeria, she grew up through the busy life of the Ibadan City. A business
magnate, an author and a motivational speaker. She is one of the leading women
in Nigeria business-wise.
become who she is today and in fact, respected among men. More often than not, some
positions and class are seen as only for men. However, the current trend of
gender equality has paved way for few people, one of which she is.
Ibukun Awosika biography
Chemistry. She holds postgraduate and MBA Certificates from the Lagos Business
School and IESE Business School.
Youth Service Corps. In her pursuance for independence, Ibukun established a
furniture manufacturing company in 1989 known as Quebees Limited and SOKOA
Chair Centre upon a venture meager with SOKOA S.A and Guaranty Trust Bank in
member of the board of Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund, fellow of the African
Leadership Initiative and Aspen Global Leadership Network and Board of Trustees
of Women in Management, Business and Public Service.
Ibukun co-founded the Afterschool Graduate Development Centre to tackle
unemployment rate in Nigeria.
year, she had this to say;
say , ‘I have given birth to this one’, and if anything happened , he was
always present to assist me even if it means selling his house to pay up any
debts I may have incurred along the way. He never discouraged me.”
understand that you are not indispensable to your business because you are not
God. You are not the most important person in your business, the guys who work
for you are just as important as well. You must learn to respect them and the
value they bring into your business. You can’t pay them peanuts and pay
yourself all the money.”
Ibukun Awosika’s Career
built a legacy in her business, is currently the Chairman of First Bank Nigeria
Plc. Having bagged different awards both locally and internationally, she is
the first Nigerian recipient of the International Women Entrepreneurial
Challenge Award as a nominee of the United States Department of State.