Mrs. Ibukun Awosika is a graduate of Chemistry from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife). She is also an alumina of the Chief Executive Programme of Lagos Business School as well as the Global Executive MBA Programme of the prestigious IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. She is the founder of The Chair Centre Ltd, a market leader in the office furniture and banking security systems industries. In 2005, she was appointed the MD/CEO of Sokoa Chair Centre Ltd, a joint-venture company she promoted with Sokoa S.A of France, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, The Chair Centre Ltd, and some local investors after the ban on importation of furniture by the federal government of Nigeria in 2004. In addition, she independently established another ultra-modern furniture facility, Furniture Manufacturers’ Mart, in Ikeja, Lagos in the latter part of 2006. She is the host of the popular TV programme, Business – His Way, where she teaches the business community ethical business principles based on the Word of God.
She is the Chairman of Afterschool Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), a national career center in Lagos, Nigeria, which was set up in September 2007 to address the high rates of unemployment in the country by making Nigerian graduates employable and good assets to the Nigerian economy.