Ibukun Awosika

So I’m celebrating Ibukun Awosika today. Ibukun Awosika is a Nigerian magnate, author and motivational speaker. A phenomenal woman who is a huge inspiration to me.

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Ibukun Awosika was born in Oyo state, Nigeria on the 24th of December 1962. Ibukun Awosika currently serves as chairman of First Bank of Nigeria. She is the founder and CEO of the Chair Centre Group. Ibukun is a co-founder and past chairperson of Women in Business, Management and Public Service {WIMBIZ}. She is an ordained pastor and founder of the Christian missionary fund.

As a fellow of the African leadership initiative, Aspen Global leadership Network, Institute of Directors and Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria. Ibukun, through her projects aspires to use her opportunities in life to further the greatness of Nigeria by raising entrepreneurs to create jobs for the large unemployed youthful population.

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Ibukun is the first Nigerian recipient of the prestigious International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge Award {IWEC} as a nominee of the U.S Department of State in 2008. A multiple award-winning entrepreneur. She is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group {NESG}. Ibukun became the first woman to be appointed chairman of First Bank of Nigeria in September 2015.

“I come from a place where there are opportunities staring you in the eye. But it is looking for the people who have the heart and the courage to do it and do it right.” Ibukun Awosika

She is truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!

Please drop your comments below or send an email if you have inspiring stories to share with us here. Thanks.

Have a lovely weekend guys.

www.ibukunawosika.org

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