BrandArena: Red Star Express Chairman wins Pan-African Leadership Award

Monday, 22 December 2014

Red Star Express Chairman wins Pan-African Leadership Award

For exceptional leadership and committing resources to the development of Africa, the Chairman of Red Star Express Plc, Alhaji (Dr.) Mohammed Hassan Koguna, has been honoured with the prestigious Pan-African Leadership Award, by the African Students Union Parliament (ASUP).

The coveted award is bestowed on outstanding leaders who have distinguished themselves and impacted humanity with regards to innovation, profitability, Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability of their organizations. It also takes recognition of an individual that has been influential and inspirational; and has overseen strong financial performance for his organization through leadership and vision, taking his institution to the next heights in the industry.

Speaking on the Award, the Speaker of the Union, Culibaly Ahmed, from the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda, stated that, the parliament is the umbrella body of all students across the 54 member states of the African Union. The students’ body is established to foster corporation and harmonious coexistence among member states’ students for the purpose of academic exchange programme, development and economic stability in the continent.

“The parliament has taken her time to scrutinise leaders, public office holders, business moguls and individuals who have committed their time and money to serve the common good in the Pan-African ideology. At this point that youths need to have exemplary leaders and role models, we are carefully selecting such leaders like your highly respected person and honouring them with the PAN-African Leadership Award.”

He declared, “Our recipient for today is a detribalized Nigerian, lover of students/youths and charismatic personality whose credible credentials of efficient service delivery, high administrative acumen and community service yet unsung marks him an iconic patriot in our Nigerian society is worthy of emulation.”

Alhaji Koguna expressed gratitude for the award and pledged to keep working hard for the betterment of the African continent.

“I am honoured and humbled by this award. I must say that I am particularly blessed to be working with a strong team of passionate and dedicated people at Red Star Express Plc, all of whom have played a vital role in today’s success story,” the Chairman enthused.

Also speaking on the Award, Sule Bichi, the Managing Director of Red Star Express, said that the award is an honour well deserved. “Our Chairman is a business leader per excellence. This award shows he is a well-respected professional across Africa. We appreciate his great leadership skills and his consistent zeal to empower the youth through the Red Star Foundation scholarship scheme. His firm belief in excellence, discipline and long term strategic business planning has led Red Star Express to become one of the most respectable Companies in the Nigerian Courier industry.

Red Star Express PLC is a one stop logistics firm. It enjoys a domestic strength of 169 offices in Nigeria and deliveries to additional 1,500 communities. It prides itself of automatic proof of delivery and advanced technology with all operations done online and real-time. It operates as the Nigerian licensee of FedEx, which is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

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