Tolaram Appoints Adesuwa Ladoja as MD/CEO of Lagos Free Zone

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The Board of Directors of Tolaram, one of Nigeria’s leading conglomerates, has announced the appointment of Adesuwa Ladoja as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of one of its subsidiaries – the Lagos Free Zone Company.

According to a statement issued by the Board of Directors to its stakeholders, the appointment is effective July 1, 2024. Adesuwa Ladoja takes over from Dinesh Rathi, who has been moved to the position of Group Finance Director, Tolaram.

Ladoja brings extensive experience in infrastructure development and strategic leadership. She has been a key player in developing the Lekki Deep Sea Port project, leading to its financial close in 2020, its construction in 2022, and commercial operation in 2023. Her leadership and strategic vision have been critical to the project’s success.

Adesuwa Ladoja, a lawyer, started her career in general commercial practice and litigation as an Associate at Ajumogobia & Okeke. This was followed by over a decade at KPMG Professional Services, where she specialized in Tax, Regulatory, and People Services.

She holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LL. B Hons) from Obafemi Awolowo University and a Master of Law (LL.M Hons) degree in International Business Law from King’s College, University of London. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and several other professional bodies and a notary public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

The board believes that her multifaceted expertise will be invaluable in driving the Lagos Free Zone Company’s growth and innovation agenda.

In the same view, in his new role as Group Finance Director, Dinesh Rathi will oversee the entire group’s value creation, monetization, and strategic business development, reporting to Mr. Sajen Aswani, the Group CEO.

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