Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (MON), Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, has won the 2014 Sun Business Man of the Year Award.
While presenting the award at a high-profile ceremony in Lagos, the Managing Director, The Sun Publishing Limited, the organizers of the annual event, Mr. Femi Adesina, said The Businessman Of The Year Award is presented to the CEO of a business organization who, despite obvious challenges that confront businesses in Nigeria, has displayed unparalleled acumen at value creation and service delivery in ways that impacted positively on the nation’s economy.
After receiving the award, Afolabi, who has over twenty years experience in the maritime industry, thanked the organizers for finding him worthy, adding that the honor would propel him to aim higher.
“As much as I appreciate this award but it has placed a huge burden on me to deepen my impact and provide a bigger platform for others to achieve their own vision. This honor couldn’t have been possible without the encouragement and support of my family, staff, friends and advisers. I hereby dedicate this award to them “ he said.
Speaking further, Dr. Afolabi noted that the outstanding achievements of the SIFAX group were responsible for awarding him the honor.
At SIFAX group, we are known for achieving excellence in a unique way, inclining to creativity and innovativeness tailored to customer satisfaction. Our target is to be the best in every service that we render and hence remain outstanding as a corporate entity offering world class services built on professionalism and integrity, while maintaining healthy business conduct and keeping to the codes and convention of the international business of shipping.
Dr. Taiwo Afolabi graduated with a law degree from the University of Lagos and was subsequently called to the Nigerian bar as a solicitor and advocate of the supreme court of Nigeria. He has well over 20 years of cognate experience in the Maritime and Shipping Industry.
From a little beginning in 1988, SIFAX has grown into a multinational conglomerate of companies with interests in Maritime, Aviation, Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality.