Halima, daughter of Aliko Dangote, has been appointed as the Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL); one of Africa’s largest and most diversified business conglomerates.
According to a release by the company, Halima is returning to the Group after serving in several other capacities across two of the company’s Business Units over the last five years.
She is also a Trustee of the Aliko Dangote Foundation; the philanthropic arm of the conglomerate.
Halima served as Executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills in a recent role, where she turn the business around from loss to a profitable status, a feat recorded from consistent high performance over time.
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She previously served as Executive Director of NASCON, a manufacturer of salt, seasonings and related consumer products, which enjoy huge customer patronage.
However, she still serve as a Non-Executive Director at the company.
Halima is 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, with encompassing policy, business and culture.
She is also a Board member of Endeavour Nigeria, and a member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD).
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She has over 12 years of professional experience, which stemmed from holding several executive management roles.
In her new role, she will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Dangote Group’s customer strategy to drive the customer growth, improve customer relationship management, enhance customer experience and increase long term customer value, the release also said.
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.
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Halima, who has a strong passion for women empowerment, 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.