Foremost Nigerian investment company,VFD PLC and indigenous automobile assembling firm, ANAMCO, have indicated interest to officially partner with the organisers of the prestigious Anambra Man of the Year.
According to the organisers, the partnership seems to be connected with the acceptability of the prestigious award in the state and beyond. This acceptability is based on the transparency in the selection process and the quality of awardees recognized every year.
Anambra Man of the Year is an A-grade event, organised by body of institutions in Anambra state, to honour deserving men and women who have brought glory to the State through their tremendous deeds and are sources of inspiration to our people . It is a well publicized and attended event that attract government officials, business leaders, and professionals . The upcoming event is the 3rd in the series and promises to bring together under one roof, great Anambra people in diverse career.
The event which started in 2020 has had Professor Stella Okunna, First Female Professor of Mass Communication in West Africa and Dr George Moghalu , MD/CEO , National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) deliver keynote speeches. Mr Val Ozigbo (Former President of Transcorp), Chief Dr Alexander Chika Okafor,(Group Executive Chairman, Chicason Group), Mr Nonso Okpala (Group Managing Director/CEO VFD PLC, Engr Eloka Ejeh,(CEO,Dover Engineering) Alex Ejesieme SAN, Adaora Umeoji Nwokoye and Rev Fr.Edwin Obiora SAN have been honoured with the award.
Apart from award presentation, the event equally provides a platform to shine spotlight on the beauty of the state and the opportunities therein.
VFD Group is an industry-agnostic proprietary investment company focusing on building Africa’s most diverse business ecosystem by investing in and creating socially conscious businesses across industries. The organisation’s portfolio cuts across financial services, hospitality, real estate, oil and gas, leasing, art, power, and media industries. Mr Nonso Okpala who is the Co-founder and Group Managing Director/ CEO of the company was honoured at the event as the RISING STAR/ INSPIRING PERSON OF THE YEAR in January last year . ‘The Oracle of Uga’, Mr Nonso Okpala grew the company’s balance sheet from 2million naira in 2009 to 109 billion in 2022.
The Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company, ANAMMCO, is an automobile company with factory in Enugu for the assembling of trucks
The company which major equity was acquired by transport mogul , Chief G.U Okeke assembles,market and offer after sales services for DONGFENG trucks for haulage and has assembled more than 10,000 trucks since it started production.
Other companies that have indicated interest include; Dover Engineering, Chicason Group, Nispo Porcelain, Swiss Metrotiles, Fadaella biscuit, and Tucas Phone accessories brand.