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-Date

Independent 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