NaJeebah T. Shareef
ILF Transportation Founder
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
NaJeebah Shareef founded ILF Transportation in 2013 when she identified an urgent need for non-emergency medical transportation services for out-patients. In the past three years, Ms. Shareef has achieved that goal, and has rapidly grown the business and expanded its service reach beyond personal transportation.
Directly responsible for the company’s strategic plan, mission and vision, Ms. Shareef’s judicious leadership has led to acquiring certifications that will continue to move ILF Transportation in an expansive direction. The company is certified as an 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB, MBE, DBE, EDGE and EDWOSB firm that services corporate, state and government agencies.
A recent alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Ms. Shareef focused on the development of an on-going strategic and customized growth plan for ILF Transportation. In addition, she is a member of COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises), a renowned Northeast Ohio organization advocating for small businesses in the region. As a member of the Women’s Business Center (WBC) of Ohio, Ms. Shareef presented on a speaker’s panel of women-owned business leaders.
Ms. Shareef is also a member of The President’s Council Business Chamber, who’s core mission is to provide leadership, resources and innovative ideas to advance African American entrepreneurs and businesses, thereby contributing to the overall economic development in Northeast Ohio. She was also honored to receive a 2016 national award from Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE) for her successful business initiatives, as well as her non-profit veteran assistance efforts.
Ms. Shareef received a Leadership Certification, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science, from North Carolina A&T State University. She is currently obtaining a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Administration and Leadership from Cleveland State University.
She has contributed her volunteer efforts at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic.