Amy Jadesimi, the chief executive officer of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), has been named Africa’s young CEO of the year, at the Africa CEO Forum currently being held in Abidjan.
Receiving the award on Monday night, Jadesimi said it was a great honour to be picking up the award, which recognises the work LADOL is doing in Nigeria and Africa.
“Thank you for this great honour, for those of you who don’t know LADOL, we are an industrial free zone in Lagos, Nigeria. We are most famous for our logistics base in shipyard, which is the largest in west Africa.
“But we are currently transforming into a sustainable economic zone, so we can help drive the creation of, and benefit from, the $12 trillion that could be created if private sector pursues sustainable business opportunities.”
Jadesimi added that the award was not just for her, but for the company, and what they have been able to do for about one and a half decade.
She stated that it is very important for women to have examples of strong women who have gone on to become role models.
In an interview with TheCable earlier in March, Jadesimi said LADOL is unique in many ways, but stated the company’s role in Africa.
“There are many unique things about the shipyard. First and foremost it is the largest fabrication and integration shipyard in West Africa. It has the largest crane capacity in the whole of Africa,” she said.
“What that means is that it instantly makes Nigeria the hub for fabrication and integration not just for West Africa but for the whole of Africa.”