SIFAX boss, Dr Taiwo Afolabi has been awarded the Zik Prize for entrepreneurial leadership.
At a ceremony held last week, the organisers lauded the SIFAX Group’s boss’s business acumen, tenacity and grit which has translated into a success strategy for the Group’s businesses and by extension the Nigerian economy.
In a statement released by the SIFAX Group Public Relations Unit,
Prof. Pat Utomi, Head of Selection Committee for Zik Prize Award, was quoted to have said that Dr. Taiwo Afolabi has redefined business enterprise in Nigeria. In his words, “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 catalysed 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,” Utomi said.