SIFAX Group appoints Afolabi’s daughter Executive Director

Mariam Afolabe
Mariam Afolabi

SIFAX Group weekend announced the appointment of Mariam Abiola Afolabi as its new Group Executive Director, Compliance.

Mariam Afolabi, who is daughter of the company’s founder and CEO, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Nigerian Supreme Court.

She is a graduate of Law from the University of Warwick, Coventry, England and also obtained a Post Graduate degree (LLM with distinction) in International Maritime Law from the IMO International Maritime Law Institute, Malta.

According to a press release made available by the company to SHIPS & PORTS DAILY on Friday, “Afolabi tutelage and professional experience spanned various tested legal firms, maritime and aviation companies like Kayode Sofola & Co, Wole Olanipekun & Co, Kunle Ogunba & Co, Aluko & Oyebode, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), SIFAX Shipping Company Limited and Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency (NIMASA).”

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Speaking on the new appointment, Group Managing Director, SIFAX Group, John Jenkins, said Afolabi will bring her rich professional experience to bear on the operations of the company.

“In the last few months, the company has been going through an operational restructuring geared towards repositioning for better service delivery and corporate reengineering. A lot of key appointments, promotions and transfers have been undertaken in this regard across most of our subsidiary companies. The appointment of Maryam Afolabi follows the same pattern. We are not only strengthening important positions, but also creating new ones that can bring better operational efficiency,” he said.

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Mariam Afolabi, whose hobbies include reading, writing, hiking and drawing, is also a fashion enthusiast.