A multinational corporation with diverse interests in maritime, aviation, haulage and logistics, oil and gas and hospitality industries, Sifax Group, has got a new Executive Director, Compliance. She is Mariam Abiola Afolabi.
Besides being a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court, Afolabi is a graduate of law from the University of Warwick, Coventry, England. She also obtained a post graduate degree (LLM with distinction) in International Maritime Law from the IMO International Maritime Law Institute, Malta.
A statement signed by the Corporate Affairs Manager of the group, Mr. Muyiwa Akande said Afolabi’s tutelage and professional experience spanned various tested legal firms, maritime and aviation companies like Kayode Sofola and Company, Wole Olanipekun and Company, Kunle Ogunba and Company, Aluko and Oyebode, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), Sifax Shipping Company Limited and the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency (NIMASA).
The statement which was made available to Maritime Bits quoted the Group Managing Director, Sifax Group, Mr. John Jenkins, saying that Afolabi will bring her rich professional experience to bear on the operations of the company.
His words: “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”.
According to the statement, Afolabi’s whose hobbies include reading, writing, hiking and drawing is also a fashion enthusiast.