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Dangote announces new CEO and board appointments

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Africa’s largest cement producer, Dangote Cement, has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director/CEO and two new independent non-executive directors.

Joseph Oyenani Makoju has taken the role of Managing Director/CEO, assuming the position on a permanent basis after being appointed acting Managing Director/CEO in December last year.

Makoju has previous experience at Blue Circle (UK) and WAPCO (now Lafarge Africa), where he was Managing Director/CEO, before being appointed Managing Director/CEO of National Electric Power Authority. He has also served as Special Advisor (Electric Power) to the President of Nigeria in two separate administrations.

In addition, Dangote Cement has appointed Cherie Blair QC and Sir Mick Davies as independent non-executive directors.

Blair is a leading international lawyer, arbitrator and mediator, former judge, as well as the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. She also serves on the board of Groupe Renault.

Davies is currently Chairman of Macsteel, a global trading shipping company and chief executive of the ruling Conservative Party in the UK. He was previously CEO of global mining company, Xstrata, from 2001 until its merger with Glencore in 2013.

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