Amy Jadesimi

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Amy Jadesimi
Born1976 (age 43–44)[1]
Nigeria
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
(Bachelor of Arts in Physiology)
(Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
Stanford University
(Master of Business Administration)
OccupationPhysician, entrepreneur, business executive
Years active2004 — present
Home townLagos
TitleChief Executive Officer of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base
Parent(s)Oladipo Jadesimi
Alero Okotie-Eboh
RelativesEmma Thynn, Viscountess Weymouth (paternal half-sister)
Festus Okotie-Eboh (maternal grandfather)

Amy Jadesimi (born 1976) is a Nigerian businesswoman and the chief executive officer of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), a privately owned logistics and engineering facility in the Port of Lagos, Nigeria.[1]

Background and education[edit]

She was born in Nigeria circa 1976. Her father is Oladipo Jadesimi, the executive chairman of LADOL.[1] Her mother, Alero Okotie-Eboh, was a former broadcaster turned stay-at-home-mom.[2] Her maternal grandfather, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh, was the Nigerian Minister of Finance. She is a half-sister of Emma Thynn, Viscountess Weymouth.[3]

Jadesimi attended boarding school in the United Kingdom.[1] She was admitted to the University of Oxford, first graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Physiological Sciences and later with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BMBCh) degree, in 1999. Later, she graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.[4]

Career[edit]

After medical school, she was recruited by Goldman Sachs. She started work in the Investment Banking division of the firm, based in their offices in London, focusing on mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. She worked there for three years.[4] Even though Jadesimi is better known as a businesswoman, she never intended to leave the medical field and pursue another career. She was offered a job by Goldman Sachs while working with a firm in Oxford. After working there for three years, she never went back to the hospital or her previous job and instead went on to pursue an MBA at Stanford.[5]

Following graduation from Stanford University, she interned for one year at Brait SE in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she worked in the private equity division, as a transaction executive. In 2004, she relocated back to her homeland and joined LADOL, the logistics firm that her father started in 2001. Over time, she rose through the ranks and in 2009, she was appointed by the board as the Chief Executive Officer of the business.[4] Through LADOL, Jadesimi joined the Venture Strategies for Health and Development (VSHD) organization where she works with others Nigerian doctors and birth attendants to reduce the high rate of maternal mortality in Nigeria. Upon addressing the many cases, Jadesimi and other practitioners noticed that the drugs used to help reduce the maternal mortality were expensive; therefore, not many pregnant women could afford them. The VSHD came up with a drug that was well suited for maternal mortality and was better for the market. Under Jadesimi's supervision, the organization partnered with a leading pharmaceutical company in Nigeria, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, to distribute the drugs through Nigeria.[6] Beyond LADOL, she is on the Prince's Trust International global advisory board, a founding commissioner of the Business and Sustainable Development and Commission and a Forbes contributor.[7]

Featured as a guest panelist at the London Business School African summit, speaking on integration and growth on the continent, parallel to the events Jadesimi took part initialing an art collaboration piece called Remember To Rise.[8]

Honors and awards[edit]

In 2012, Jadesimi was named an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow. In 2013, she was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Also that year she given the title of Rising Talent by the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society. Forbes included her in the 2014 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa article. The Financial Times named her one of the top 25 Africans To Watch.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Laura Secorun Palet (22 January 2015). "Amy Jdesimi: A One-Woman Economic Engine". The Daily Dose (Ozy.com). Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. ^ Douglas, Kate (22 October 2015). "Meet the Boss: Amy Jadesimi, managing director, LADOL (Nigeria)". How We Made It In Africa. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  3. ^ Oladeinde, Yetunde (3 August 2014). "'I always wanted to be a broadcaster'". The Nation (Nigeria). Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Ventures Africa (15 September 2013). "Towards Transformation: The Amy Jadesimi Story". Lagos: Ventures Africa Magazine. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  5. ^ Sinmisola Nojimu-Yusuf (16 August 2016). "Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL)". Lagos: Sinmisolany.com. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  6. ^ Oreoluwa Atobatele (24 August 2018). "People: Amy Jadesimi". Austin, Texas: The234Project.Com. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b Philanthropreneurshipforum.com (2016). "Biography of Dr. Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director and CEO, LADOL". Philanthropreneurshipforum.com. Archived from the original on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Innovative Painting: Remember To Rise is an Olufeko and London Business School collabo endorsed by the noteworthy". Omenkaonline.com. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.

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