11 Men Aliko Dangote Cannot Do Without
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November 3, 2015 ( Post 1 )
11 Men Aliko Dangote Cannot
The billionaire is the President/Chief Executive
of the Dangote Group and he has a well-
organized conglomerate that will wow any
business mind. There is no household today in
Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa,
Togo, Tanzania and Zambia that does not have one of two things manufactured from the various companies under the umbrella of Dangote group.
With an empire worth 18.3 billion USD in 2015
according to Forbes ratings, Dangote no doubts
is a great ‘baller’. He also has great men in his
team. Naij.com brings you, in no particular order, 11 powerful men the Kano-born billionaire businessman can’t do without,business-wise.
He is Aliko Dangote’s brother. He is the group
vice president of Dangote group. Sani is an
established businessman with investments in key
sectors of the economy including manufacturing,
agriculture and oil services.He also sits on the
Board of several other companies including
Nigerian Textile Mills Plc, Nutra Sweet
Limited, Gum Arabic Limited, Dangote Textile
Mills Limited, Alsan Insurance Brokers, Dan-
Hydro Company Limited, Dansa Food Processing
Company Limited and Dangote Farms Limited.
He is also the Deputy Chairman of African Gum
Arabic Producers Association and a two-time
President of Lagos Polo Club in addition to
being a professional polo player.
Alhaji Abdu Garba Dantata is Aliko Dangote’s
cousin. He is the Group Executive Director
(GED) in charge of Logistics and Distribution.
Before he was appointed GED, he was the
Executive Director, Sales & Marketing.
Engr. Joseph Makoju has been the Honorary
Adviser to Alhaji Aliko Dangote since 2009 to
date. He has a BSc (1st Class) honours degree in
Mechanical Engineering from the University of
Nottingham, United Kingdom and an M.Phil. in
Mechanical Engineering from the same
university. Before his current position, Engr. Makoju was Chief Operating Officer, Dangote Cement.
He has been the Chief Operating Officer of the
Dangote Group since January 2007. He holds a
Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (1983) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
A Norwegian, Mr. Knut Ulvmoen is the Group
Managing Director, Dangote Cement Plc in
charge of Sales and Marketing and International
Trade in the African continent. He holds a
Masters of Science degree in Business and is a
member of the Norwegian Association of
Alhaji Sada Ladan-Baki has close to 30 years
experience in public service and fund
administration. He is a graduate of Economics
from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, and
holds a Masters Degree in Business
Administration. He sits on the board of several
companies and belongs to many professional
Edwin joined the Dangote Group in 1992 as a
General Manager. Mr. D.V.G. He is now the
Group Managing Director / CEO of Dangote
Cement Plc. He holds a Graduate and Masters
Degree in Engineering from the Madras
University in India and he is also a Chartered
Engineer. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in
Management from IITM, Holland.
Alhaji Tajudeen Sijuade became the general
manager in January 1998. The now Chief
Financial Officer of Dangote Group is a
qualified Chartered Accountant (1984) with
experience spanning 38 years. He joined the
Dangote Group in October 1989 as a Chief
Accountant. Before then, he had worked for
Nestle Nigeria Plc and Akintola Williams-
Mr. Usen Udoh is the Group Chief Human
Resources Officer of the Dangote Group. Mr.
Udoh finished from the prestigious Harvard
Business School and holds an MBA from the
University of Leicester School of Management,
his first degree being of Bachelors of
Engineering (with Hons). Prior to joining
Dangote on May 2, 2014, Usen worked across
several industries leading major industry change
He is the Chief Financial Officer of Dangote
Group. A qualified Chartered Accountant, he is
a fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of India. He has over 36 years
experience in various professional capacities in
leading Indian companies such as ACC Limited
and Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. He has
varied experience in different industries such as
cement, auto ancillaries, tobacco and machine
Engr. Mansur Ahmed is the Director,
Stakeholder Relations and Corporate
Communications of the Dangote Group in 2013.
He has a first degree in Mechanical Engineering
from Nottingham University (1972) and a
Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and
Administration from Cranfield Institute of
Technology (now Cranfield University 1975)
both in the United Kingdom.
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