In a moment of pride and recognition, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman of the SIFAX Group, has clinched the esteemed Zik Prize Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
The accolade according to a press release issued by SIFAX group was bestowed upon him at a ceremony held on Sunday as the organisers celebrated Afolabi’s remarkable business acumen, unwavering tenacity, and exceptional leadership, all of which have been instrumental in charting a path of success for the SIFAX Group and contributing significantly to the Nigerian economy.
Commending Dr. Afolabi’s groundbreaking contributions, Prof. Pat Utomi, the Head of the Selection Committee for the Zik Prize Award, stated that Afolabi has reshaped the landscape of business enterprise in Nigeria. Utomi emphasized Afolabi’s pivotal role as the helmsman of SIFAX Group, a diversified powerhouse with interests spanning maritime, aviation, oil & gas, haulage and logistics, tourism, hospitality, and financial services.
“Afolabi’s substantial investments in Nigeria’s terminal operations, particularly in off-dock solutions, have not only positively impacted the industry but have also catalyzed economic growth,” remarked Prof. Pat Utomi. He further highlighted Afolabi’s consistent pursuit of innovative business models, nurtured to global acclaim, solidifying his standing as a leader across various entrepreneurial spheres.
Among the notable achievements lauded was the development of the Lagos Marriott, a testament to Dr. Taiwo Afolabi’s prowess in bringing novel business solutions to life. The Zik Prize Award stands as a testament to his outstanding contributions to the business landscape, marking a significant milestone in Afolabi’s journey of entrepreneurial excellence.