Tolaram announce Ladoja as MD/CEO of Lagos Free Zone

Onwubuke Melvin
Onwubuke Melvin

The board of directors of Tolaram has chosen Adesuwa Ladoja as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos Free Zone Company, one of its subsidiaries.

This was disclosed in a statement by the board to its stakeholders, stating the appointment takes effect from July 1, according to Businessday.

Ladoja succeeds Dinesh Rathi, who has been appointed Group Finance Director of Tolaram.

According to the statement, Ladoja has vast experience in infrastructure development and strategic leadership.

“She has been a key player in the development of the Lekki Deep Sea Port project, leading to its financial close in 2020, the completion of its construction in 2022 and commercial operation in 2023. Her leadership and strategic vision have been critical to the project’s success,” said the board in the statement.

Ladoja began her legal career as an Associate at Ajumogobia & Okeke, where she practiced general commercial law and litigation. This was followed by more than a decade at KPMG Professional Services, where she focused on Tax, Regulatory, and People Services.

She has a Bachelor of Law (LL.B Hons) degree from Obafemi Awolowo University and a Master of Law (LL.M Hons) degree in International Business Law from King’s College, University of London.

Ladoja is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and several other professional bodies and a notary public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

According to the Board, Ladoja’s diverse experience will be crucial in advancing the Lagos Free Zone Company’s growth and innovation goal.

Ladoja said “I am honored to be given this opportunity, and I look forward to continuing the good work done by Dinesh and the team at LFZ in creating a unique industrial ecosystem which places sustainability and customer-centricity at its core.

“Lagos Free Zone with its integrated Lekki Port is the perfect illustration of what ease of doing business represents and we look forward to hosting more companies.”

Lagos Free Zone, founded in 2012, is an award-winning port-based industrial zone (850 hectares) in Lagos, Nigeria, with over $2.5 billion in committed FDI projects to date.

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