In 2009, VIP Gold Chauffeur Barry Mamadou was transporting a passenger to Connecticut when the passenger began violently coughing.
Mamadou offered to take the passenger to the hospital, but he declined Mamadou’s offer. Soon after, the passenger passed out in the backseat and Mamadou calmly swept into action by rushing the unconscious passenger to the hospital. Thanks to Mamadou’s quick reaction, the passenger made it to the hospital just in time to be brought into a surgery that saved his life. Barry Mamadou was later honored by the passenger’s company for his heroic efforts to save the client’s life.
Mamadou, a college graduate and former fashion designer in Guinea, arrived in the United States in 1995 and started driving black cars the following year. In 2007, Mamadou became a member of The Black Car Fund, a fund created by statute (Chapter 49 of the laws of 1999) to provide workers’ compensation coverage for Black Car operators in New York State.
Now an 18-year driving veteran, Mamadou continues to go above and beyond for his clients by exhibiting incredible work ethic and acting as a Good Samaritan.
This year the Black Car Assistance Corporation’s Executive Transportation Group is honoring self-employed businessmen such as Barry Mamadou for providing transportation in a responsible, professional and exceptional manner.