First Bank of Nigeria has appointed its first female Chairman. Ibukun Awosika’s appointment came up as the former chairman, Prince Ajibola Afonja retired. 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.
Ibukun Awosika is one woman I am never tired of reading about. She is indeed an inspiration to a lot of people and women in particular. I remember during our annual Inspiring Woman conference, the second one to be precise, she was one of the speakers and she did an excellent job.
It only came naturally for me to attend the silver jubilee of her company, The Chair Centre Limited, a Nigerian indigenous Group of Company that specialises in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of office furniture and bank-way security doors with resounding experience that spans over twenty-five years.