By Ismail Auwal
Halima Aliko Dangote, the daughter of Africa’s richest man, has been appointed as a non-executive director of Dangote Cement Plc.
Dangote Cement’s deputy corporate secretary, Edward Imoedemhe, disclosed this in a statement made on Monday.
Imoedemhe stated that the appointment would begin on February 26, 2022.
Dangote Industries Limited’s group executive director (GED), commercial operations is Halima Dangote (DIL).
“The combined market capitalisation of DIL subsidiaries is over $25 billion. As the GED of DIL, Halima is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Dangote Group’s customer strategy to drive customer growth, improve customer relations, enhance the customer experience and increase long term customer value,” the statement reads.
“She is also responsible for the implementation of the Group’s shared services strategy with specific oversight for the following functions: Commercial, Strategic procurement, Branding & Communications and Corporate Services.”
“In her previous role, Halima served as Executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills, where she led the successful turnaround and recent sale of the business at a higher than Market price.”
According to the statement, she also served as executive director of NASCON Allied Industries Plc, a manufacturer of salt, seasonings and related consumer products.
“She continues to serve as a non-executive director of NASCON,” the statement added.
“Mrs. Dangote is the President of the Board of The Africa Center (TAC) in New York, a uniquely focused centre, providing a forward-looking gateway for engagement with Africa via policy developments, business and culture. She is a Board member of Endeavour Nigeria and is a member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD).
“Mrs. Dangote has over 13 years of professional experience and has held several Executive Management roles.
“Halima holds a Bachelors’ degree in International Business with a Major in Marketing from American Intercontinental University, London, United Kingdom and a Master’s degree in business administration from Webster Business School, United Kingdom.
“She has attended several high-profile leadership development programs including the Program for Leadership Development (PLD) at Harvard Business School; Executive Development Program at Kellogg School of Management; Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Executives at Columbia Business School.
“She is a Trustee of the Aliko Dangote Foundation and is happily married with children.”