Dr Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika, the chairman of Access Bank has joined the platinum Jubilee club. The sixth child of the first Nigerian Minister for Finance in the first republic, Festus Okotie-Eboh clocked 70 last week.
Tributes and accolades have since been pouring in for the woman who has paid her dues in the corporate world.
Awosika is an accomplished administrator with over three decades of experience in public sector governance. She took over the helm of affairs of Access Bank as its chairman in 2020 after the retirement of Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga.
She was appointed to the Board of Access Bank Plc in April 2013 and served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board Audit Committee, also the Chairman of the Board Credit Committee.
Awosika was at various times, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministries of Internal Affairs, Science & Technology, and Power.
She is a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacy. An alumna of the University of Bradford, where she holds a Doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Technology.
She sits on the boards of several organizations including, Capital Express Assurance Ltd, Josephine Consulting Limited, Council of University of Warri, African Initiative for Governance, Med-In Pharmaceuticals Limited, and International Foundation against Infectious Diseases.