Ibukun Awosika may not be an house-hold name like most celebrities, but her exuberant from her youthful age has clearly really set her apart among her peers. She is a woman of many color like the biblical Joseph with lot of track records. This article is to expose us to her tenacity, her background, family life, career and many more.
Ibukun Awosika is first an entrepreneur, a business juggernaut, motivational speaker, mother and a pastor. she is a role model and a pace-setter as she is the first female ever to occupy Chairmanship position of Deposit Money Bank, First bank Nigeria PLC in 2015. Ibukun was born on the 24th, Dec. 1962 to Mr. Abdulmashood Adekola. She is from Oyo State western part of Nigeria.
She attended St. Paul African Church Primary School and Methodist Girl's High School, Yaba, Lagos. She has a Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Obafemi Awolowo
University and MBA from Lagos Business School and I.E.S.E School.
Ibukun Awosika wanted to be many things from being an Entrepreneur, an Accountant, a Lawyer as well as an Architect. While in Obafemi Awolowo University studying Chemistry, she started attending classes to study Accounting to work as an Accountant.
Ibukun Awosika started out as an Audit trainee at Akintola Williams & Co, now Deloitte then as a Corps member. And despite been offered a permanent job, Ibukun opted out of the Auditing firm to pursue her life passion. This is as a result of her flair for critical thinking dynamism and creativity.
She found a job as a showroom manager, Alibert Nigeria Ltd. While on this job, she discovered that she had a thing for architecture. This made her to venture out on her own after spending a little time with Alibert Nigeria Limited.
Ibukun Awosika did ventured into furniture manufacturing company established in 1989. This furniture company has evolved into Chair Centre Ltd & SOKOA Chair Centre Limited. SOKOA Chair Centre Ltd is a merger between SOKOA S.A in France, Guarantee Trust Bank, and other stakeholders in the furniture industry.
She is the CEO of SOKOA Chair Centre Limited that produces furniture items locally after the federal government ban on the importation of furnitures in 2014.
On the 7th of September 2015, Ibukun Awosika was appointed as the Chairman Board of Trustees of First Bank of Nigeria, Chairperson of Intermac, the organizer of smartcard conference in Nigeria. She sits on a number of boards as board member with Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Digital Jewelry Limited and International Advisory Board of I.E.S.E Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
Beyond her career success, Ibukun Awosika is also a pastor at the Fountain of Life Church and she also established the Christian Missionary Fund dedicated to raising financial support
for christian missionaries in and across Nigeria.
Ibukun Awosika is happily married to Abiodun Awosika and they are blessed with three children. Her husband, Abiodun Awosika is the Chief Executive Officer of Excel Exploration & Production Company Limited.
Ibukun Awosika Quotes
Here are some useful and extremely important quotes from Ibukun below.
- Sometimes you have to take a hard decision and when you take such decision, you have to stand by it. It's not everybody who sees what you are seeing.
- I come from a place where there are opportunities staring you in the eye but its looking for the people who have the heart and courage to do it and do it right.
- The life partner you choose is extremely important. I think these days young women get carried away by how handsome or how rich a man is and money shouldn't be a measurement when choosing a husband. I think that before picking a husband, you have to know yourself first. Women need to realize that they come first and should spend more time nurturing their vision and ambitions.
Ibukun Awosika is a multi award winning entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $18.6 million dollars.