Adenike Osofisan

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Organization: University of Ibadan
Region: Africa
Country: Nigeria

Adenike Osofisan is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association. She is a pioneer member that saw to the creation of the association from inception. She seats on various boards in and outside Nigeria. She is married with children and grandchildren.

Career History

She teaches at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. She was a pioneer and is the current Director of University of Ibadan School of Business.

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

Her first ICANN meeting was in Dakar, Senegal in 2011. She is a member of the GNSO.


She holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. PhD in Computer Science, and MBA in Finance and Accounts.

She attended the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) in 1972 and left to attend Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta for her Masters degree.

She is the first female with a PhD in Sub-Shara Africa in Computer Science and also the first female Professor in Computer Science.


Diversification through ICT, delivered at the 9th Annual Forum of NNOM Laurettes in Abuja, November 30, 2016.

Right Turn beyond development; Time for a new ICT4D Paradigm, keynote address delivered at 9th IDIA Confence in Zanzibar, November 8, 2015


  1. (a)  Best Student, Fiwasaiye Girls’ Grammar School, Akure 1967
  2. (b)  Best Mathematics Student, FGGSA, 1967
  3. (c)  Best Physics Student, Comprehensive high School, Aiyetoro, 1968
  4. (d)  Best Computer Science Department Administrator, in Nigerian Institution of Higher Learning in Nigeria, (Nigerian Association of Computer Science student) NACOSS, Western Zone, 1993
  5. (e)  University of Ibadan, Best MBA Award Winner, 1993
  6. (f)  Women of Achievement Award (NACOSS, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Branch) 1996
  7. (g)  Meritorious Award, National Association of Students of Religious Studies, Nigeria Universities and Colleges of Education (NASSORS), 1997
  8. (h)  Digne Ambassadeur (NACOSS, University of Ife Branch) in recognition of my contribution to the growth of Computer Science Education in Nigeria, 1997
  9. (i)  Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management, 1997
  10. (j)  Fellow, Computer association of Nigeria, 1998
  11. (k)  Award of Excellence by Comprehensive High School Old Students Association in recognition of achievement in field of endeavor, April 21st 2001.
  12. (l)  President, Nigerian Women in IT 2003 (First President)
  13. (m)  President and Chairman of Council, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria July 2005 – June 2009 (First Female President)