Growth Cafe With Ladipo Lawani
Time & Location
About the Event
He’ll be sharing “How Mr Ekpa Got Into Hundreds Of Stores In It’s First Year” on 2nd July, 2020 from 5-6pm on Zoom.
Ladipo is a marketing and sales professional with over 10 years’ experience working with multinationals.
He is the founder of a snack manufacturing company in Nigeria called L&L Foods, which manufactures a brand of groundnuts called Mr Ekpa Peanuts, which is sold in over 18,000 stores nationwide. He has held roles in Brand Marketing; trade Marketing, Business Development, Direct Sales, and Strategic Planning.
As an entrepreneur, Ladipo has received several awards and recognitions, including the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 mention, the Sound City Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018, winner of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group Startup pitch Competition in 2017 and winner of the Columbia Business School startup competition award in 2016.
Ladipo has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and youth development. As a result, he started a youth development organization when he was in university called Naija-go-getters.
Through this organization, Ladipo has trained over 2000 youths on leadership and entrepreneurship. He is also a certified youth leadership trainer from The Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro NC.
Ladipo graduated with an MBA from Columbia Business School, in New York and got his bachelors in Economics from Knox College in Galesburg Illinois. He is also a FINRA Licensed Financial Advisor in the USA with a series 7 and a Series 66.