IE Digital Venture Day, 2019
Managing Director of LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi (Middle in Picture) was the keynote speaker at IE Business School’s Digital Venture Day in Lagos on Friday 22nd September 2019. Dr. Jadesimi’s speech highlighted the importance of indigenous NIGERIAN private sector in creating the tens of millions of new jobs needed in Nigeria. The MD urged the entrepreneurs to create new economy business models that will uniquely engineered for the Nigerian market. The MD exhorted the audience to use the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to identify business opportunities and build their businesses.
“We know from the 2016 report of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, ‘Better Business Better World’ that a USD 12 trillion will be created if private sector pursued SDG aligned and inspired business opportunities. Much of this market will be in high growth, low income countries like Nigeria. Our demographic dividend, our young people will drive global prosperity and peace, as our private sector grows. With the right financing models and the intelligence, hard work, energy and ingenuity of NIGERIAN entrepreneurs within a decade NIGERIA could be transformed. Sustainability equals profitability and the Nigerian market is the perfect environment for new economy business models to flourish”
Dr. Jadesimi commended CBN for its recent moves to increase financing flowing to the real private sector, but she said that kore still needs to be done to encourage banks to support the real private sector.
“Nigeria is the largest underserved market in the world. To ensure that the private sector can focus on locally conceived, manufactured and deployed value added solutions we need to collaborate. Sustainability involves building sharing economies and solutions. Joint private sector lobbying of government and financial institutions. The indigenous Nigerian private sector has long been ignored by the global financing community but it is precisely these companies that will generate the highest returns, particularly if they are sustainable.”
“LADOL is launching its circular economy next year, turning LADOL into a Sustainable Industrial Special Economic Zone. Part of the Zone will be dedicated to incubating and supporting Nigerian entrepreneurs. Providing shared offices and workshops, as well as incubation services. LADOL will be a platform supporting the creation of new economy sustainable businesses. Business that will deploy innovative solutions to today’s business opportunities from transport to agriculture and IT.”
Sep 22nd, 2019
- Devex, Washington, D.C in its recently published article featured our MD- Dr Amy Jadesimi, where she talked about “Private sector’s on a ‘journey’ to engagement with the SDGs”. Get the full article here
- On Friday, 4th October, our MD Dr Amy Jadesimi (left) was interviewed on Arise TV’s program ‘Global Business Report’. Dr. Amy discussed Nigeria’s Blue Economy, its potentials and challenges. To access the video of the interview click HERE:
- LADOL supports female entrepreneurs, endorse WeEmpower Challenge (SweetCrude Reports) https://sweetcrudereports.com/ladol-supports-female-entrepreneurs-endorse-weempower-challenge/ LADOL to transform into sustainable industrial special economic zone in 2020 (Business Day) https://businessday.ng/maritime/article/ladol-to-transform-into-sustainable-industrial-special-economic-zone-in-2020/ Africans Underestimate LADOL’s Strength , Jadesimi (Daily Independent) https://www.independent.ng/africans-underestimate-ladols-strength-jadesinmi/ Jadesimi Urges Entrepreneurs to Create Business Models for Nigerian Market (This Day) https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/09/27/jadesimi-urges-entrepreneurs-to-create-business-models-for-nigerian-market/ …
- Ms Harriet Thompson, the new British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos on Wednesday commended LADOL who, she said, “had since 2015 been sponsoring a Chevening award for young Nigerians selected for studies in different U.K. universities”. Details here
- Africa Legal in a recent interview with Olabimpe Alabi, LADOL’s Head of Legal gives insights on how legal matters are handled internally at LADOL. Find out more details on the interview click here
- LADOL’s MD, Dr Amy Jadesimi recently had a chat with The U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce in their new Global Sustainability Leaders Q&A series. Read more on how LADOL is developing sustainability within Africa via this Article Article:US Green Chamber Facebook:Global Sustainability Leaders Series LinkedIn:Global Sustainability Leaders Series
- Friday May 24th, 2019: LAGOS: Nigeria’s first and only 100% private and indigenous industrial Free Zone, LADOL has commenced its annual safety week. This is the first time the company has held this event to highlight the company’s safety best practices, share learnings with stakeholders and new targets for safety …
- Mr Jide Jadesimi ( 1st Left) during the Panel Discussion on ‘Stimulating an oil and gas-based industrialization in Nigeria’ ‘We need a pipeline of projects to ensure sustainable oil and gas driven Industrial development in Nigeria. Innovative development models will bring down costs thereby making Nigeria competitive again, the target …
- MD LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi, answers top 10 questions asked on ‘Building an entire ecosystem and staying inspired’. Full interview here
- ‘Industrialization is a key way in which Nigeria can grow its economy, and one company is targeting businesses with deep-sea operations’. Click Here for the full video interview during BBC’s visit to Ladol Base.