Ajoritsedere Awosika

Ajoritsedere (Dere) Josephine Awosika is a Nigerian business woman who is chairwoman of Access Bank plc.Prior to this appointment, she was Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministries of Internal Affairs, Science & Technology and Power at different periods.


  • Time has taught me that the biggest impediment to a progressive society is a malnourished mind, and the best medicine for a malnourished mind is education
  • I was born from the loins of a lion, an African trailblazer who blazed the trail for me to follow. Cut in his prime when I was just a child but his legacy lives in me.
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