The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stanel Group, Dr Stanley Uzochukwu (COA), was at the weekend in Lagos honoured with The Sun’s Investor of the Year Award.
The Sun Publishing Limited, the organisers of the event, where men and women who have distinguished themselves as achievers of excellence in their various fields of endeavours were honoured, conferred the award in recognition of the Stanel CEO’s impactful investments in both human and capital development.
The 38 years old businessman who is an African youths model of humility, trust and leadership excellence, was in a few years ago borrowed N150m from his mentor, Dr Cosmos Maduka of Coscharis Group, to execute a contract but today he has also invested billions in human capital development and also contributed immensely to the Nigerian economy.
Uzochukwu believes the best way to live a life is to make an impact in people’s lives and society.
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He prioritises investment in people instead of in buying expensive cars or buildings.
In his acceptance remarks, he dedicated the award to Maduka and thanked him for being part of his success story.
Uzochukwu, one of the youngest Board members of many private and public institutions, is passionately raising men and women via empowerment, job creation and manpower development.
He is the convener of the popular youth employment program, Access More With Stanel Master Class in conjunction with Access Bank Plc where over 3000 youths are mentored on business start-ups by business leaders.
Governors of Rivers, Enugu, Abia, Bayelsa, Adamawa and Taraba were among other eminent Nigerians honoured at The Sun Award on Saturday.