THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALH. ALIKO DANGOTE, GCON
CHAIRMAN (NON EXECUTIVE)
Alhaji Aliko Dangote is the President/CEO, Dangote Group and Chairman, Board of Directors, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He is a graduate of Business Studies from the Al-Azahar University, Cairo, Egypt and the founder/Chief Executive Officer of the Dangote Group. He is the first private Nigerian to be awarded the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON). He serves on various Boards, Foundations, Institutes and Committees of the Federal Government of Nigeria. Alhaji Dangote has been conferred with several awards in recognition of his contributions to the socio–economic development and growth of the Nigerian economy, and philanthropy around the world.
ABDULLAHI A. SULE
GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR
Engr. Abdullahi Sule has over 30 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas sector in the USA and Nigeria, Steel Production, Machine Shop Operations and the Sugar industry both in Nigeria and the United States of America. He holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Industrial Technology from Indiana State University, United States. He was the MD/CEO of African Petroleum (AP) Plc, and Sadiq Petroleum Nigeria Limited. Engr. Sule joined Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc in 2007 as Managing Director, he became MD/CEO in December 2011, a position he held until his appointment as the Deputy Group Managing Director of Dangote Sugar in November 2013, and Ag. Group Managing Director in year 2015.
ALHAJI SANI DANGOTE
Alhaji Sani Dangote joined the Board of Directors in 2007. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, Harvard University. Alhaji Sani sits on the Board of several other companies.
He is a Member of several Chambers of Commerce, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Shipping of Nigeria and the President of the Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association. Alhaji Sani is also the President of the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG).
Mr. Olakunle Alake is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He started his career with PriceWaterhouse in September 1984 and joined the Dangote Group in July 1997 as the Financial Controller and Head of Strategic Services. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, in 1983. He is the Group Chief Operating Officer/GED Business Services of Dangote Industries Limited.
MR. UZOMA NWANKWO
Mr. Uzoma Nwankwo joined the Board in 2007. He has held senior positions in Citicorp North America, Citibank Nigeria, First Bank of Nigeria Plc. He has been Consultant/Lead Advisor to many companies both locally and internationally in the areas of financial management, mergers and acquisitions and business process improvement. He worked in Dangote Industries Limited as an Executive Director, Corporate Finance and Treasury. He gained a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State University in the United States, and a Masters of Business Administration with specialization in Financial and International Business Management from University of Michigan, in the United States.
ALHAJI ABDU DANTATA
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Alhaji Abdu Garba Dantata is a Non-Executive Director. He has attended various local and international training, including the famous Kellogg School of Management, United States of America. He had served as the Executive Director, Sales and Marketing at Dangote Group, with the responsibility for coordinating the sales and marketing of all the Groups’ products He is currently the Group Executive Director, in charge of Logistics. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Shipping.
MS. BENNEDIKTER MOLOKWU
Ms. Bennedikter Molokwu joined the Dangote Sugar Board, in year 2007. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, International Federation of Women Lawyers and Chartered Institute of Bankers. She received an LLB degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1975 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1976. She also received a Master’s degree in International and Comparative Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, in 1978. She had served in several capacities at the State and Federal government levels in Nigeria.
PROF. KONYINSOLA AJAYI, SAN
Prof. Konyinsola Ajayi is the Managing Partner of the law firm, Olaniwun Ajayi & Co. He has been Legal Counsel in Nigeria since 1980 and has over 25 years of legal experience in Energy and Natural Resources, International Business Transactions, Banking, Capital Markets, Construction and Engineering, Privatization as well as Litigation and Arbitration. He is a Member of the International Bar Association, London, the Nigerian Bar Association and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.
MS. MARYAM BASHIR
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ms. Maryam Bashir was appointed to the Board in December 2013. She has 17 years of financial and banking experience. She received a BSc. in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1983, before obtaining her Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from University of Jos in 1990. She was a Director of UBA Capital and Trust Ltd, and serves on the Board of companies in the Technology and Financial services sectors.