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


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




Post-Doctoral Award, Clinical Pharmacy 

University of Leeds Teaching Hospital

University of Leeds, UK

April 2013


April 2013-Date


Non-Executive Director, Access Bank Plc 



Fellow, West Africa Post Graduate College of Pharmacy

March 2012- January 2013


Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power



(Ph.D) Pharmacy Technology


Postgraduate School of Pharmacy, UK 

January 2011-March 2012


Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology.



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.



B.Sc. Pharm (2nd class upper)

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

February 2010-July 2010


Permanent Secretary, Ministry of




(Prelim. Science)

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

2009-February 2010


Director (Department of Community Relations & Youth Development)

Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs



Director (Parastatals, Office of the

Head of Civil Service of the Federation)



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



National Coordinator/Chief Executive

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


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

Directorate level)



Practical attachment, General Barnett Hospital London

(Working experience while in-service Course)



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




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



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



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


S.I.M Hospital/Plateau Hospital

Jos, Plateau State




Internship, General Hospital, Benin City




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