Lamidi bags manufacturing leader award at APSCA’21

Adekola Lamidi, Manufacturing Director, FrieslandCampina, has been named the Manufacturing Leader of the Year at the 3rd Africa Procurement & Supply Chain Awards (APSCA) 2021 held in Accra, Ghana.

The APSCA event hosted by InstinctWave is an award scheme that rewards excellence in the procurement industry on the African Continent.

Lamidi, who oversees 44 countries as Sub-Saharan Africa director at FrieslandCampina, bagged the award on the same day he was celebrating his 20 years of work at the company.

Lamidi was described as an experienced transformational and change management leader with over 20 years of practical experience in implementing continuous improvement and methodologies to drive productivity and successfully navigate a fast-moving ever-changing market.

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Akin Naphtal, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), InstinctWave, said Lamidi is a multiple award-winning manufacturing Director with outstanding ability to lead top-notch multicultural teams, build collaborative relationships, analyse key business drivers, translate direction of technical work into specific plans of action and develop strategies to grow the bottom line.

“He has been on many expatriate assignments to the Netherlands and some parts of Africa, where he demonstrated sound business judgment, reinforced high standards, led data-driven analyses, scaled growing business units, and provided strong leadership across multiple plants,” Naphtal said.

Lamidi has attended training and professional development courses in different countries across continents, including the US, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Vietnam, UK, Switzerland, Germany, France, and Slovenia which has exposed him to International best practices and innovative ways of doing business. He has also received numerous commendations and awards for his outstanding contributions to business transformation and the achievement of overall corporate objectives.

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