The CEO of Flying Doctors Nigeria, Dr Ola Orekunrin-Brown, has been recognised for her extraordinary business acumen in pioneering air ambulance services in Nigeria.
She received the “Extraordinary Business Achievement Award” at the Silverbird Group’s annual award held in Lagos yesterday.
Speaking at the event, which was fully attended by crème-de-la-crème in the society including entrepreneurs, technocrats and politicians, Dr. Orekunrin-Brown said she started the company about a decade ago following the tragic death of her younger sister.
She noted that her resolve to ensure that people no longer die as a result of inability to transport them to hospitals in emergency situations led her to start air ambulance services that shuttles emergency patients to hospitals around the world at the shortest time possible.
|CEO of Flying Doctors Nigeria, Dr Ola Orekunrin-Brown.|
She urged women to dream big and succeed irrespective of the hurdles before them. She also dedicated the award to her team at Flying Doctors Nigeria “for working through the many nights to make this happen.”
Dignitaries who were also honoured at the event include River state Governor, Nyesom Wike (Man of the Year Award); CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele (Special Achievement Award) and Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari (Personality of the Year Award).
Other recipients are the late Chief MKO Abiola who was given a posthumous award while Senator Daisy Danjuma received the Life Achievement Award.
Dr Orekunrin-Brown became the youngest person ever to win the prestigious award at age 30 and the only woman in the last decade.