Ibukun Awosike (1962-) is a Nigerian businesswoman and the first woman to be appointed Chairman of the First Bank of Nigeria.
Ibukun studied Chemistry at the University of Ife, Nigeria, and holds post-graduate degrees from the Chief Executive Programme of Lagos Business School; the Global Executive MBA of IESE Business School, Barcelona-Spain; and Global CEO Programme of Wharton, IESE and C.E.I.B.S Business Schools.
She works tirelessly to further her home country by raising entrepreneurs to create jobs for young people, as a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, Aspen Global Leadership Network, Institute of Directors, and Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria. She is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), served on National Job Creation Committee (NCJC), and sits on the International Advisory Board of IESE Business School, Barcelona-Spain. She also sits on the board of Digital Jewel Limited, Convention on Business Integrity, and Cadbury Nig Plc.
Hello! I was Laidlaw scholar in 2019, and I studied national, regional, and local identity in northern Tajikistan through the lens of women's fashion.
For a year after graduating, I worked for the UN Mine Action Service which removes landmines from conflict and post-conflict regions.
Please feel free to reach out on the network, on LinkedIn, or by email. I'm always happy to meet new people and chat, especially about nationalism/politics of gender/Central Asia/demining/UN/creative writing or even ballroom dance :)
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