Adesuwa Ladoja and Dineshi Rathi have been named executive director and non-executive director of the firm, respectively, by the board of Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL), the company that is the promoter of Lekki Deep Sea Port, with immediate effect.
The appointments were authorized by the Board at its meeting on March 29, 2022, which was held that day.
Ladoja worked for the business for more than ten years before being promoted to Executive Director.
She formerly held the position of Legal Counsel before taking on the crucial responsibility of managing the company’s relationships with all of its important stakeholders as Chief Relationship Officer.
Ladoja is a lawyer, notary public, qualified chartered accountant, and tax consultant & company secretary.
She has worked previously in the leading law firm of Ajumogobia & Okeke and KPMG Professional Services (formerly Andersen), and she has had a niche practice in infrastructure development, regulation, and infrastructure funding gap in Nigeria.
She was educated at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria (LL.B Hons) and King’s College, University of London (LLM International Business Law). She joined Lekki Port in 2012 where she has worked from then to date as a member of the multi-jurisdiction team that brought the Lekki Deep Sea Port project to reality.
She is a founding trustee of the United for Kids Foundation. She will act as one of the representatives of the majority shareholder, China Habour Engineering Company on the board of directors.
Dinesh Rathi, who is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Free Zone Company, will represent the interest of Tolaram on the board. Dinesh is a member of the leadership team at Tolaram, a Singapore-headquartered conglomerate with major interests in Africa. He is leading the infrastructure vertical in Nigeria which involves the development and operations of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
in Nigeria for 18 years in a variety of positions with a focus on finance, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, manufacturing, and projects. Dinesh formerly held positions at Unilever and the Corporate Banking division of ICICI Bank.
He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and has also completed his Management Education Program at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Dinesh is passionate about leveraging the core principles of sustainability in the development and operations of the SEZ in Nigeria and creating a significant socio-economic impact.