Amy Jadesimi

Amy Jadesimi

Managing Director, LADOL

Dr Amy Jadesimi is the CEO of LADOL, a USD 500 million Industrial Free Zone in Nigeria. Amy is also a Commissioner for the Business and Sustainable Development Commission (which is making the case for private sector driven sustainable development). In 2004 Amy represented the NGO, Venture Strategies for Health and Development (VSHD) in Nigeria. VSHD got the private market to profitably manufacture and distribute a drug that treats maternal mortality in childbirth, making it available in Nigeria for the first time.

Amy got her financial training at Goldman Sachs IBD and Stanford Business School, and her medical training at Oxford University. Amy has received a number of accolades: in 2012, she was named an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow; in 2013, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum; also in 2013, a Rising Talent by the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society; in 2014, Forbes included her in The 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa; and in July 2015, the Financial Times named her one of top 25 Africans to Watch, she’s also a contributor to Forbes.

Amy holds a MBA from Stanford University, as well as an MA (OXON) and BMBCh from the University of Oxford.