Global leading blockchain and crypto exchange Binance has appointed Ibukun Awosika to its global advisory board- the only woman in the list of eleven announced. Binance is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume.

Ms Awosika, who is one the most outstanding boardroom personalities in Nigeria  was the first female chair of First Bank of Nigeria Ltd. and is the founder of The Chair Centre group. She sits on several boards and is a member of the G7 International Task Force for impact investing.

CEO Changpeng Zhao says “For the past five years, Binance has been at the forefront of pioneering the exciting new world of crypto, blockchain, and Web3. Binance is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume.

Ibukun Awosika started her career as an audit trainee at Akintola Williams & Co. which later became Deloitte, but returned home after the service and joined Alibert Nigeria Ltd., a furniture company, as showroom manager. In her quest to be independent, she established a furniture manufacturing company called Quebees Limited in 1989 before it evolved into The Chair Centre Limited and later SOKOA Chair Centre Limited following a venture merge with SOKOA S.A and Guaranty Trust Bank in 2004.

A fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and Aspen Global Leadership Network, Ibukun Awosika is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, member of the board of Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund and former Chairperson, Board of Trustees of Women in Management, Business and Public Service. In 2011, she co-founded the Afterschool Graduate Development Centre, a career centre established to checkmate the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria.

Binance has been at the forefront of promoting crypto adoption across Africa.

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