NIGERIA – 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 of Dangote Industries Limited.

 The company said in a statement that Halima will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Dangote Group’s customer strategy.

The strategy entails driving customer growth, improve customer relationship management, enhance customer experience and increase long term customer value, according to the release.

She will 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 & Communications.

Prior to her new appointment, Halima who has over 12 years of professional experience was serving as the Executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills.

During her tenure, she led the turnaround of the business from loss in turnover to a profitable status; a feat derived from consistent high performance over time.

She previously served as the Executive Director of NASCON, a manufacturer of salt, seasonings and related consumer products, which are enjoying huge patronage among consumers. She continues to serve as a Non-Executive Director of NASCON.

Halima holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Marketing from the American Intercontinental University, 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.

She is a Trustee of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the conglomerate Halima and the president of the Board of The Africa Center in New York, a uniquely focused center providing a forward-looking gateway for engagement with Africa, while encompassing policy, business and culture.

The Dangote Group recently emerged as the Most Admired African Brand and the Most Valuable Brand in Nigeria for the second consecutive year (2018 – 2019).

The Diversified conglomerate is actively involved in manufacturing cement, sugar, salt, flour, poly-products as well as logistics, oil & gas and real estate and has investments in several African countries including Senegal, Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Togo among others.