The Entrepreneur Mindset

The Entrepreneur Mindset is a mentoring session with the Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Ltd., Mrs. Ibukun Awosika aimed at preparing students, especially those in their final or penultimate year who are looking forward to life after school as entrepreneurs or who have already started some form of business and would like to learn the requisite skills for growing their business in a sustainable manner.

This conference would help demystify entrepreneurship and provide participants with a clear path to what it takes to be a successful  entrepreneur.


You will learn?

Who an entrepreneur is

Entrepreneurship and economic growth

The Entrepreneur Discipline

Building and sustaining a valuable business

Who should attend

  • Final year students
  • Third year students
  • Young Entrepreneurs within Ife and environs



Meet the Host


Ibukun A. Awosika


Ibukun Awosika is the Chairman, Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand. She is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Chair Centre Group. The companies within the group include: The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre Limited, Furniture Manufacturers Mart, TCC Security Systems and Cubes and Boxes Limited. These companies are involved in manufacturing, retail and bank-way security systems services.

Ibukun is a graduate of Chemistry from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria; an alumna of 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 China European International Business School (CEIBS).