Ibukun Awosika

Lagos, Nigeria
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Ibukun Awosika is the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group. The companies in the group include The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre Limited, Furniture Manufacturers Mart Limited, and TCC Systems and Services Limited and are involved in furniture manufacturing, retail and bank-way security systems services. Ibukun serves on a number of corporate and not for profit boards, amongst which are: First Bank of Nigeria Plc., Cadbury Nigeria Plc., Convention on Business Integrity (CBi), chairs the boards of FBN Life Assurance Limited, and Afterschool Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), a facility which she promoted to help address youth employability and enterprise issues in Nigeria. Ibukun is a graduate of Chemistry from University of Ife-Nigeria, an alumnae of the Chief Executive Programme of Lagos Business School, and the Global Executive MBA of IESE Business School, Barcelona-Spain. With high interest in social issues including women, Ibukun is a co-founder and past chairperson of Women in Business and Management (WIMBIZ). An ordained Pastor and founder of the Christian Missionary Fund- Ibukun, through this faith based organization works with hundreds of missionaries spread across Nigeria to change lives through provision of medical, educational, and other supplies. As a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and Aspen Global Leadership network, Ibukun aspires to use her opportunities in life to further the greatness of her country which she loves, through her projects which involves raising entrepreneurs to create jobs for the large youthful unemployed population. She served on National Job Creation Committee (NCJC) and, is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). In her spare time, she loves to watch investigative and legal series on television. Ibukun is a multiple award winning entrepreneur and the First Nigerian recipient in 2008 of the prestigious International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Award as a nominee of the US Department of State. She is married to Abiodun Awosika and they are blessed with three wonderful sons.