Sifax Group Chairman, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi has won the Zik Prize Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
At the ceremony held in Lagos, the organisers lauded the SIFAX Group’s boss’s business acumen, tenacity and grit which has translated into a successful strategy for the Group’s businesses and by extension the Nigerian economy.
According to Prof. Pat Utomi, Head of Selection Committee for Zik Prize Award, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi has redefined business enterprise in Nigeria. He said: “Afolabi is the Chairman of SIFAX Group, a leading business behemoth with diversified interests in maritime, aviation, oil & gas, haulage and logistics, tourism, hospitality and financial services. His massive investments in Nigeria’s terminal operations, especially its off-dock solutions, have positively affected the industry and catalyse economic growth. The SIFAX Group boss has shown consistency in developing innovative business models and nurturing same to global acclaim which has made him a leader in various entrepreneurial endeavours. The Lagos Marriott is an example of one of the novel business solutions that have been brought to life by Dr. Taiwo Afolabi”.