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Amy Jadesimi Put aside her Medical Degree to Focus on Shipping/Logistics

Dr Amy Jadesimi is the Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), a privately-held logistics company based in Lagos. Born into the family of prominent Lagos businessman, Chief Oladipo Jadesimi, Amy’s initial career path tilted towards the medical sciences. But she changed her mind along the time and today, she is one of the few women who are at the helms of affairs of some of Nigeria’s biggest companies.

Amy Jadesimi studied at the prestigious University of Oxford where she first obtained a degree in Physiological Sciences in the early 1990s and then another degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1999. But she never put those medical degrees to any use because shortly after medical school, she got a job with Goldman Sachs as an investment banker with speciality in mergers & acquisitions and corporate. Some people believe that her father’s long-running success as an accomplished businessman must have influenced her decision to embrace the corporate world instead of medicine.

She stayed with Goldman Sachs for approximately three years before moving to South Africa where she interned for Brait Private Equity for three months between June 2003 and August 2003. It was after this experience that she came back home to join her father’s new company (LADOL) in 2004. She started out as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer and held the position for five years. By 2009, she had been promoted to the position of CEO, a position she still occupies till date.


Altogether, Dr Jadesimi has about twenty-years years professional, sixteen of which has been spent with LADOL. During this time, she has contributed immensely towards helping to position the company as a key player in the Nigerian ports industry; especially within the Lagos Free Trade Zone which is fast becoming a major industrial hub in Nigeria. In August 2018, she disclosed during a stakeholders’ forum that the company had recently invested the whooping sum of $500 million towards the construction of essential facilities such as a fabrication yard, warehouses, lay-down areas, and some10,000 square-metres new shops.

Incorporated in the 2000, the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) sits roughly on a 247-acre at the Lagos Free Trade Zone located across Apapa’s main port. Over the years, the company has consistently established itself as a relevant force and major facilitator of the Nigerian economy, thanks to be outstanding leadership of Amy Jadesimi.

Today, LADOL is the only indigenously-owned oil and gas fabrication and multi-logistics services provider in the whole of Nigeria…

EDITOR’S NOTE: You may read the rest of the profile on page 63 of our 50 Most Influential Women in Business edition. Download it by following this link.

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