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Africa’s Richest Man Aliko Dangote Appoints Daughter, Halima to a Strategic Position in His Company

After having been seconded since 2014 to two of his operational units where she held several positions, Halima Aliko Dangote takes the chest. She has just been promoted to the position of Executive Director of Business Operations for Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) Group.

Halima Aliko Dangote has been appointed Executive Director of the Business Operations Group of Dangote Industries Limited, one of Africa’s largest and most diversified business conglomerates.

According to a company statement, Halima returns to the group after being seconded to several positions in two of its divisions over the past five years. She is also a director of the Aliko Dangote Foundation.

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Regarding her last position, Halima was Executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills. Remarkably, she spearheaded the turnaround of the company, which went from loss of sales to profitable status; a feat derived from a consistently high performance over time.

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Previously, she was Executive Director of NASCON, a salt, seasoning and related consumer products manufacturer.

She continues to serve as non-executive director of NASCON. Halima is the Chair of the Africa Center Board of Directors in New York, USA. She is a member of Endeavor Nigeria’s board of directors and a member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD).


She has over 12 years of professional experience and has held several management positions.

In her new role, Halima will lead the development and implementation of the Dangote Group’s customer strategy to drive customer growth, improve customer relationship management, enhance the customer experience and enhance customer experience. increase customer value in the long term, according to the release.

It will also be responsible for implementing the group’s shared services strategy, with specific oversight of the following functions: commercial purchasing, strategic purchasing, administration, branding and communications.

Halima, passionate about women’s empowerment, holds a degree in marketing from American Intercontinental University in London, UK, and an MBA from Webster Business School in the United Kingdom. United.

She has participated in several high-level leadership development programs, including: Harvard Business School’s Leadership Development Program (PLD); Executive Development Program, Kellogg School of Management; Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Executives at Columbia Business School.

Halima Aliko Dangote follows a trajectory that is logically the natural successor, in the eyes of many observers, of her father, the richest captain of the continent with a personal fortune estimated at 16.7 billion. dollars by Bloomberg, to 10.3 billion by Forbes.


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