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Dr. (Mrs.) Ajoritsedere Awosika, MFR, MNI

CHAIRMAN

Dr. Awosika is an accomplished administrator with over three decades’ experience in public sector governance. She was at various times, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministries of Internal Affairs, Power and  Science and Technology. She is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacy. 

She holds a doctorate degree in pharmaceutical technology from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. She was appointed to the Board of Access Bank Plc  in April 2013 and served as the  Vice-Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and Chairman of the Board Credit Committee prior to her appointment as the Chairman of the Board. 

Dr. Awosika sits on the boards of 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.  

She became the Chairman of the Board on January 8, 2020 following the retirement of Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga.

Professional Experience

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Appointment Date

Board Committee Membership

January 2020- Date 

 

Chairperson, Access Bank Plc

 

1993

 

Post-Doctoral Award, Clinical Pharmacy 

University of Leeds Teaching Hospital

University of Leeds, UK

April 2013

Nil

April 2013-Date

 

Non-Executive Director, Access Bank Plc 

1990

 

Fellow, West Africa Post Graduate College of Pharmacy

March 2012- January 2013

 

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power

1982-1985

 

(Ph.D) Pharmacy Technology

 

Postgraduate School of Pharmacy, UK 

January 2011-March 2012

 

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology.

1981-1982

 

Masters in Clinical Pharmacy

(M.Pharm),  School of Pharmacy, University of

Bradford, UK 

 

August 2010- December 2010

 

Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

1973-1976

 

B.Sc. Pharm (2nd class upper)

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

February 2010-July 2010

 

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of

Interior

1971-1972

 

(Prelim. Science)

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

2009-February 2010

 

Director (Department of Community Relations & Youth Development)

Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs

2007-2009

 

Director (Parastatals, Office of the

Head of Civil Service of the Federation)

2006

 

National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, mni

1998-2005

 

National Coordinator/Chief Executive

National Programme on Immunization (On secondment from Federal Ministry Of Defence)

1987-1998

Clinical Pharmacist, Base Hospital, Yaba (Military Hospital ,Yaba-up-to

Directorate level)

1985

 

Practical attachment, General Barnett Hospital London

(Working experience while in-service Course)

1985

 

Practical attachment, Whipp Cross Hospital London (working experience while in-service

Course)

1981-1982

 

Research Pharmacist, St. Mary’s Hospital Bradford, U.K  (working experience while on in-service course)

1979-1981

 

Senior Pharmacist-in-Charge, Military Hospital, Ministry of Defence, Benin City 

1978-1979

 

Pharmacist (I), Military Hospital, Lagos – Ministry of Defence

1977-1978

S.I.M Hospital/Plateau Hospital

Jos, Plateau State

(NYSC)

1976-1977

 

Internship, General Hospital, Benin City

 

 

 

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