From right: Managing Director of LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi receiving the award from one of the organisers.

Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base, LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi has won the Young African CEO of 2018 award at the prestigious Africa CEO Forum held in Abidjan,  Cote’d voire.

Jadesimi was nominated along with Basil El-Baz, CEO Carbon Holding; Ally Edha Awadh, CEO Lake Oil Group; Darshan Chandaria, CEO Chandaria Group; Aboubakar Sidiki Fofana, CEO, Mata Holding; and Yooussef Chraibi, CEO Outsourcia in the young CEO of the year award category of the African CEO Forum Awards.

The nominees for this award were chosen by a jury of pan-African professionals who selected Dr. Jadesimi as the winner.

In her acceptance speech Dr. Jadesimi said: “Thank you for this great honour. As some of you may know, LADOL is an industrial Free Zone in Lagos, Nigeria. We are best known for our logistics base and shipyard, which is the largest in West Africa. LADOL is committed to driving Sustainable Industrialization so that we can help drive the creation of and benefit from the $12 trillion increase in global Gross Domestic Product that will come from private sector pursuing Sustainable business opportunities, thank you.”

The Africa CEO Forum is organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group in partnership with the International Finance Corporation. Over the last six years, it has become the top event for decision-makers and investors from the African private sector, and brings together over 1,000 African and international opinion leaders from more than 60 countries.

LADOL Free Zone is currently playing host to Total’s Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel. The six modules which were fabricated in Nigeria are currently being integrated into Egina FPSO in LADOL’s Free Zone. This project is a game changer for Nigerian local content and industrialization. The market is now poised to create 50,000 new jobs across the country through increased private investment and development of high quality capacity. LADOL is currently focused on helping to maximise the gains from this project through local collaborations.