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Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 6:47am On Oct 18, 2019
Meet Nigerian Who Owns The Biggest Shipping Company In Nigeria

Dr. Taiwo Olayinka Afolabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SIFAX Group, a multinational conglomerate, was born in Ondo to the family of Chief & Chief (Mrs.) Samson Afolabi. A native of Idokunusi Ijebu in the Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State, he started his educational pursuit at Ansar Ud Deen Primary School, Ondo and thereafter, proceeded to Baptist Grammar School, Ibadan, where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC).

His quest to attain high level of academic excellence and leadership in advocacy led him to the University of Lagos, where he obtained the degree in Law. He became a member of the noble profession when he was called to the Nigerian Bar by the Body of Benchers on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. He later obtained a Masters degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the same university.

He began his professional career with a shipping company, Nigerian Express Agencies Limited, where he distinguished himself and rose to become the Head of Operations. With the zeal of entrepreneurship burning in him, he left the company in 1988 to establish what has now turned to a big conglomerate, SIFAX Group, a business interest with diverse investments in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage, Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, among others.

From a little beginning, the company, which started as a freight forwarding agency in Lagos, Nigeria, currently operates across the world with presence in the United States, United Kingdom, Ghana, South Africa, Holland, Belgium, Morocco, Spain and Djibouti, among others.

Some of the Group’s subsidiaries include Ports and Cargo Handling Services Limited, concessionaire and operator of the Terminal C, Tin Can Island Ports, Apapa Lagos; SIFAX Off Dock Limited, a bonded terminal operator; SIFAX Stevedoring Limited; SIFAX Oil and Gas Limited; SIFAX Haulage & Logistics Limited; SIFAX Logistics & Marine Services Limited; Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited, an aviation ground handling company and SIFAX Shipping Limited.

With about three decades of rich entrepreneurial experience, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, through the dint of hardwork, foresight, resilience, vision and knack for excellence, has emerged not only as one of the leading business icons in Nigeria, but also reckoned with across the world.

No doubt his wealth of experience, organizational prudence and business ingenuity have remained invaluable assets to SIFAX Group, which has become a leading player in the Nigerian economy. The company, alongside its subsidiaries, has generated both direct and indirect employment for thousands of eligible Nigerians.

Afolabi is a seasoned maritime consultant and a Fellow of many professional bodies including Nigerian Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria (IFFN) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria.

He has attended several maritime and aviation-related trainings both locally and internationally on port operations, aviation ground handling operations and management.

Due to his rich experience, Afolabi is a sought-after speaker and facilitator at various industry conferences and mentoring programmes.

Aside being renowned for his business acumen, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi has also established a reputation as a public-spirited individual. His philanthropic philosophy has driven him to give hope and support to many public causes. The major focus of this philanthropic initiative is education, where many schools, from primary to tertiary level have received immense support and assistance.

Few of these interventions include a 1,000 capacity lecture theatre at Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho and an 18-seater Toyota Hiace bus donated to the medical students association of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

As a mark of recognition of his outstanding achievements and invaluable contributions to nation building, he has been conferred with various honorary doctorate degrees by four universities, including Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Oyo state, Cornerstone University and Theological Seminary, Jerusalem, Israel and USA, European-American University, Dominica and Commonwealth University, Belize.

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi is also a recipient of over thirty individual awards from diverse organizations. The latest of these awards being the 2014 Business Person of the Year which was conferred on him by one of Nigeria’s leading newspapers, Daily Sun.

The Federal Government has also recognized the great contributions of this Ogun-state born business icon. He is a recipient of the Member of the Order of Niger (MON).

The accolades are not restricted to Nigeria alone. He is also the Honorary Consul-General of the Republic of Djibouti in Nigeria.

He is a member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria; Ikoyi Club 1938; IBB Golf Club, Abuja; the Building Committee of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, amongst many others.

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi is a sports lover, who enjoys watching and playing football. He is happily married with children.

Source: http://sifaxgroup.com/about-us/the-ceo/biography/

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by Kingrexyl(m): 6:48am On Oct 18, 2019
The rich keeps getting richer while the poor gets poorer and stupid

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 6:48am On Oct 18, 2019
They bought two new lifters
I don't remember the name

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 6:51am On Oct 18, 2019
More of their investments
Note
Sifax recently acquired old warri port for 100 million dollars
They met the olu of warri

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by Goldencheese(m): 6:53am On Oct 18, 2019
These Ijebu magnates don't shout; they don't make a noise, yet they control a large chunk of Nigeria's wealth by providing essential services we need as a country. I love you man. Keep repping the black race.

We are following your footsteps.

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by Harrymig1(m): 6:54am On Oct 18, 2019
Yoruba Amaka

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by GOFRONT(m): 6:54am On Oct 18, 2019
cry

When toasting a lady, this one and his colleagues in the shipping game don't brag about their Container that is on its way coming ontop of High sea.....

Unlike those days when some liars of a guymen kept making noise upandan, telling Sisters how they have a container on a high sea just to deceive and chop the Coochie of a gullible sister....

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 6:57am On Oct 18, 2019
SAICHO a subsidiary of sifax group that deals with loading of goods into airplanes and landing systems for planes built the first indigenous landing system in Nigeria
Pix of the landing system is 1st pix
The remaining pix are vehicles of landing systems of SAICHO of sifax group

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by Midas01: 7:02am On Oct 18, 2019
Highly impressive. Please let's shun tribalism and support our own. That's the only way Nigeria can grow.

Wether it be Sifax or Innoson,let's support them.

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 7:02am On Oct 18, 2019
The newly acquired warri port has new warehouse built by sifax group
Ready for the commencement of operation of old warri port

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by saintol(m): 7:08am On Oct 18, 2019
Very good

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by hisgrace090: 7:09am On Oct 18, 2019
Goldencheese:
These Ijebu magnates don't shout; they don't make a noise, yet they control a large chunk of Nigeria's wealth by providing essential services we need as a country. I love you man. Keep repping the black race.

We are following your footsteps.


Billionears from that side hardly makes noise.

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by hisgrace090: 7:11am On Oct 18, 2019
eternityk:
The newly acquired warri port has new warehouse built by sifax group
Ready for the commencement of operation of old warri port


What then do they aquir for 100million dollars?

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 7:11am On Oct 18, 2019
Note
Sifax group met with President of Gambia and are planning on taking over the port of Banjul the capital of Gambia
These news are not fake, u can go to their website to confirm their awesomeness
Please lalasticlala seun mynd44
Trending section
Their trucks for carrying the containers

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 7:13am On Oct 18, 2019
hisgrace090:



What then do they aquir for 100million dollars?
The right to use the old port since new one is being built by fg
The news was on nairaland
Search it

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 7:16am On Oct 18, 2019
They were planing to build a refinery of 120,000 BPD since 2016 but they have not started building of the site

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 7:18am On Oct 18, 2019
Beautifulmind2 slap44 meleszenawi fuckthamods amarabae
Oya come and c
Una be small kids
I'm eternal
I'm enternityk
I just laugh at u guys some times

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by hisgrace090: 7:20am On Oct 18, 2019
eternityk:

The right to use the old port since new one is being built by fg
The news was on nairaland
Search it


Very expensive for an empty land.

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 7:26am On Oct 18, 2019
hisgrace090:



Very expensive for an empty land.
Well u could see he is building a warehouse there
He is soon taking over Banjul port in Gambia

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by hisgrace090: 7:28am On Oct 18, 2019
eternityk:

Well u could see he is building a warehouse there
He is soon taking over Banjul port in Gambia


Thanks!

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by Chimookigwe: 7:44am On Oct 18, 2019
Sifax wants to takeover Banjul Port, while China takes over Kenya's Port.

Obi doesn't need to learn from China, he should go to Lagos for apprenticeship.

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by Fuckthamods: 8:06am On Oct 18, 2019
eternityk:
Beautifulmind2 slap44 meleszenawi fuckthamods amarabae
Oya come and c
Una be small kids
I'm eternal
I'm enternityk
I just laugh at u guys some times
grin see this one.. I know sifax already, a very big company, in fact their terminal is not that far from my area but i dislike them because they are part of the reasons why we have these trailers menance on the road angry
You think we have time to compete you guys. We igbos do our thing without thinking about you guys at all while you yorubers do your thing thinking of how to brag in igbo face. All to prove you are better.. It's okay, we know the small kids. Hope you have shares in sifax? grin

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by BeautifulMind2: 8:06am On Oct 18, 2019
eternityk:
The newly acquired warri port has new warehouse built by sifax group
Ready for the commencement of operation of old warri port

Everyone knows Igbos control shipping business in Nigeria grin we don't need to argue about this

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 8:09am On Oct 18, 2019
Fuckthamods:

grin see this one.. I know sifax already, a very big company, in fact their terminal is not that far from my area but i dislike them because they are part of the reasons why we have these trailers menance on the road angry
You think we have time to compete you guys. We igbos do our thing without thinking about you guys at all while you yorubers do your thing thinking of how to brag in igbo face. All to prove you are better.. It's okay, we know the small kids. Hope you have shares in sifax? grin
Says a chest beater

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 8:12am On Oct 18, 2019
BeautifulMind2:


Everyone knows Igbos control shipping business in Nigeria grin we don't need to argue about this
Everyone? But me,I don't know about any Igbos
I'm not everyone
This guy is planning to take over Banjul port in Gambia
He is already building a warehouse in warri for the port he bought for 100 million dollars
Wetin now concern me with phantom igbos

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by Fuckthamods: 8:14am On Oct 18, 2019
eternityk:

Says a chest beater
Pot calling kettle black.. Who opened a thread and started bragging about a yoruba billionaire and how he owns all the ports in the world? Who called out known igbo monikers to come and see who owns the so called biggest shipping company?


Meanwhile you said this guy is the boss and founder but the pics says he is just a vice chairman. You too lie grin

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by BeautifulMind2: 8:15am On Oct 18, 2019
eternityk:

Says a chest beater
Igbos control shipping business, owns the leading airline, dominate land transport bro stop wasting your data go work hard to eat with elders, small time you will start complaining your data has finished, Igbos are far from you

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by BeautifulMind2: 8:21am On Oct 18, 2019
eternityk:

Everyone? But me,I don't know about any Igbos
I'm not everyone
This guy is planning to take over Banjul port in Gambia
He is already building a warehouse in warri for the port he bought for 100 million dollars
Wetin now concern me with phantom igbos
Planning to take over Banjul port grin grin boy how old are you

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 8:53am On Oct 18, 2019
Fuckthamods:

Pot calling kettle black.. Who opened a thread and started bragging about a yoruba billionaire and how he owns all the ports in the world? Who called out known igbo monikers to come and see who owns the so called biggest shipping company?


Meanwhile you said this guy is the boss and founder but the pics says he is just a vice chairman. You too lie grin
See, go to their sites

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by eternityk: 8:57am On Oct 18, 2019
BeautifulMind2:

Igbos control shipping business, owns the leading airline, dominate land transport bro stop wasting your data go work hard to eat with elders, small time you will start complaining your data has finished, Igbos are far from you
He's planning to take over the port
I don't need to lie
Even Niger government not Niger state, came to meet him
He even has a place for importing only cars
See,Igbos are ok,yeah we agree
But would it kill u to celebrate others
Also the owner of the largest fleet of helicopters in west Africa is a yoruba man and their are other private Nigerian air owners too, after all, na loans dey carry all of our billionaires
Later
I have to go sleep

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by BeautifulMind2: 10:22am On Oct 18, 2019
eternityk:

He's planning to take over the port
I don't need to lie
Even Niger government not Niger state, came to meet him
He even has a place for importing only cars
See,Igbos are ok,yeah we agree
But would it kill u to celebrate others
Also the owner of the largest fleet of helicopters in west Africa is a yoruba man and their are other private Nigerian air owners too, after all, na loans dey carry all of our billionaires
Later
I have to go sleep
Boy go get a job and stop being stupid

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Re: Biography Of Taiwo Afolabi, SIFAX Group CEO, Owner Of Shipping Company, Others by Chiemerie8(m): 10:39am On Oct 18, 2019
eternityk:

He's planning to take over the port
I don't need to lie
Even Niger government not Niger state, came to meet him
He even has a place for importing only cars
See,Igbos are ok,yeah we agree
But would it kill u to celebrate others
Also the owner of the largest fleet of helicopters in west Africa is a yoruba man and their are other private Nigerian air owners too, after all, na loans dey carry all of our billionaires
Later
I have to go sleep

Is this not chest beating. It will not kill you too to celebrate Igbos(Innoson).

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