Dangote’s Daughter Halima Appointed as Group Executive Director.
Dangote Industries Limited, one of Africa’s largest and most diversified business conglomerates, has appointed Halima Aliko Dangote as the Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations.
The company, in a statement, said Halima Aliko Dangote is returning to the Group after serving on secondment in several capacities across two of its business units over the last five years.
In her new role, the statement said, Halima would be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Dangote Group’s customer strategy to drive customer growth, improve customer relationship management, enhance customer experience and increase long term customer value.
She would also be responsible for the implementation of the Group’s shared services strategy with specific oversight for the following functions; commercial, strategic procurement, administration and branding and communications.
Halima is a Trustee of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the conglomerate.
In her most recent role, Halima served as Executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills. Remarkably, she led the turnaround of the business from loss in turnover to a profitable status – a feat derived from consistent high performance over time.
Previously, she served as Executive Director of NASCON, a manufacturer of salt, seasonings and related consumer products. She continues to serve as a Non-Executive Director of NASCON.
Halima is the President of the Board of The Africa Centre in New York, a uniquely focused centre providing a forward-looking gateway for engagement with Africa, while encompassing policy, business and culture. She is a Board member of Endeavour Nigeria, and is also a member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD).
She has over 12 years of professional experience and has held several executive management roles.
Halima, who has a strong passion for women empowerment, holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Marketing from the American Intercontinental University in London, United Kingdom and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster Business School, United Kingdom.
She has attended a number of high profile leadership development programmes including: the Programme for Leadership Development (PLD) at Harvard Business School; Executive Development Programme at Kellogg School of Management; Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Executives at Columbia Business School.
The Dangote Group, which recently emerged as the Most Admired African Brand and the Most Valuable Brand in Nigeria for the second consecutive year (2018, 2019) is actively involved in manufacturing cement, sugar, salt, flour, poly-products as well as logistics, oil and gas and real estate
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