Doctor (Mrs) Dere Josephine Awosika (MFR, mni) is an evidence-based administrator, pharmacist, and bureaucrat.
She is a Fellow West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacy, Fellow Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria; Fellow, National Institute of Directors; Member, Great Britain Clinical Pharmacists Forum. She is an alumnus of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).

Dr. Awosika is the pioneer National Coordinator/Chief Executive of the National Programme on Immunisation; Director (Parastatals) Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; Director (Department of Community Relations & Youth Development) in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior; Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power.
In recognition of her outstanding services to the nation she was conferred a national honour of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR).

Mrs. Dere Awosika is currently the Chairman Chams Nigeria Plc., Non-Executive Director of Access Bank Plc., Director Capital Insurance Nig. Ltd. and Member Governing Board, Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.