Cosmas Maduka Bags Multiple Awards


Credible recognition came the way of the founder of Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka recently, when he was awarded on three different platforms in his capacity as an entrepreneur per excellence.

The first award came from the globally respected consulting firm, Ernst & Young where Dr. Maduka was adjudged the EY Entrepreneur of the year in the Master Class category for West Africa.

The award for the Master Class category, which was the ultimate award for the night was keenly contested with other tested entrepreneurs, who in their own rights, had impacted in the nation’s economy, but Dr. Maduka stood out to come top according to the distinguished panel of judges.

Presenting the award was the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Olufemi Hamzat, who applauded the choice of Dr. Maduka as the Entrepreneur of the Year ,going by his pedigree as an established entrepreneur that has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Lagos State in particular and Nigeria as a nation.

The second award for Dr Maduka equally came from another credible body, the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture with the Chambers’ prestigious Keyman Award as an Outstanding Distinguished Entrepreneur in the growth and development of Automobile / Agro – Allied Industry.

The Chamber recognized his contributions overtime in the economic sector of the country especially within the automobile industry where his entrepreneurship skills has made him to build an home grown leading automobile dealership in Coscharis Motors that exclusively represents some of the best globally respected iconic auto brands like the Rolls-Royce, Jaguar LandRover, BMW, Ford, Renault amongst others.

The third award was from the media platform when the Independent Newspapers Limited awarded him as the Real Sector Investor of the Year. This award according to the media house was as a result of Dr. Maduka’s dynamic nature of creating value beyond the automobile industry he’s known for with inroad into the agricultural sector where he had equally invested heavily in the rice production.

The Coscharis Farms remains one of the biggest farms in the whole of West Africa with an ultra – modern rice mill. The Farms is one of the vibrant member companies that make up the Coscharis Group as an entity with others like the Coscharis Technologies, Coscharis Mobility, Coscharis Beverages, Coscharis Medicals, Coscharis Ghana amongst others.

Commenting on these awards, Maduka who will be representing West Africa in the world category for the Ernst & Young awards at Monte Carlo in France later in the year, dedicated the awards to his late mother who believed in him as a child and thought him his early days skills as an entrepreneur which has helped him to grow his businesses till date.

He equally dedicated the awards to the organization’s ever loyal customers for their consistence patronage and acceptance of the brands over the years .

In his words: “there can’t be another best way to start a very challenging but promising business year in 2020 than with these set of prestigious awards as recognition to some hard work made possible by our hard working team members across board who despite all odds has consciously strive to deliver value for money at all times for the benefit of our numerous stakeholders.

“I do cherish all these awards that came my way especially coming from respected bodies that has been part of the success story of the Coscharis brand from the beginning in Nigeria and beyond.”

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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