April 11, 2014
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Cheikh Mboup receives “40 Under 40” award recognition from the Jacksonville Business Journal April 4.​

On, April 4 Winn-Dixie District Director Cheikh Mboup was honored with receiving the Jacksonville Business Journals 40 under 40 award along with other outstanding individuals in the Jacksonville business community.

The celebratory event was held at the Hyatt downtown riverfront and celebrated its 14th year with more than 270 individuals nominated, the biggest pool of nominees to date. The event was attended by hundreds of co-workers, including Winn-Dixie associates, to support Mboup as he received the prestigious award. The nominees were selected based on professional success, community involvement and impact on the Jacksonville community all areas in which Mboup excels.

Mboup started with Winn-Dixie as a store manager in 2008 and has held positions such as sales planning manager, director of local business center stores and perishables, and his current role as district director in the Jacksonville region. He also is an active community member of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Florida and the University Club of Jacksonville. Mboup is also a partner in several Jacksonville-based businesses.

Mboup also topped the list as the youngest to be awarded a 40 under 40 award in the Jacksonville community and is the youngest district director for conventional grocery retailers for a Fortune 500 company in the nation.

“I am honored to not only be selected for this award, but to be the youngest recipient is a true honor,” exclaimed Mboup.

Mboup credits his success to working hard and always listening to advice from others. “The best advice I ever received was from an older gentlemen who told me, ‘in order for you to lead you must understand what it takes to be led,’ a line that I strive to follow in every new business venture,” stated Mboup.

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