There is no developmental tool more effective than empowering women. Nigeria is at par with this maxim and has been appreciating the dynamism of women in various professions. First Bank of Nigeria has appointed its first female Chairman. Ibukun Awosika’s appointment came up with the retirement of the former chairman, Prince Ajibola Afonja.
She is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) as well as the Chairman of Intermac, the organisers of Smart Card Conference in Nigeria. Awosika holds a B.sc in Chemistry from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain and she is also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School Chief Executive Programme.
She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Chair Centre, Sokoa Chair Centre Limited and TCC Security Systems, which are manufacturers and marketers of office furniture, office seats and banking security systems in Nigeria and West Africa.
Culled from http://thenationonlineng.net/ibukun-awosika-ups-the-ante/