Mrs Ibukun Awosika is a businesswoman, author, motivational speaker and the first female Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria. She was born on December 24, 1962 in Ibadan, Oyo State, and graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). She is also the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group, a group of companies involved in manufacturing, retail and bank-way security systems services. She is an ordained pastor, a philanthropist, and a co-founder of Women in Business, Management and Public Service (WIMBIZ).
She is a member of several boards and organizations, including the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, the Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund, and the Binance Global Advisory Board. She has written several books, such as The Girl Entrepreneur, Business His Way, and The ‘Designed for Success’ Series. She is married to Abiodun Awosika and they have three children.