Halima Aliko-Dangote

Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations

Halima Aliko-Dangote is the Group Executive Director Commercial of Dangote Industries Limited (Dangote Group). She was formerly and an Executive Director, Sales, and Marketing, Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DFM), a one-time subsidiary of Dangote Group. The Group currently has a presence in 17 African countries and is a market leader on the continent. She is also a Trustee of the Aliko Dangote Foundation and Board President of the Africa Center.

Halima Aliko-Dangote is a graduate of the American Intercontinental University, London, United Kingdom, and Webster Business School, in the UK where she obtained an MBA. She has attended a number of high profile leadership development programs including, the Programme for Leadership Development (PLD) at the Harvard Business School, Executive Development Programme at the Kellogg School of Management and Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Executive, Columbia Business School.

Halima Aliko-Dangote joined DIL in 2008 and served as Special Assistant to the President & Chief Executive, with a wide span of responsibilities including providing technical support and advising on strategy and management decisions. As an Executive Director of DIL, she is responsible for enhancing the performance of DIL’s subsidiaries by ensuring shared services across companies; supporting capital raising initiatives; and putting in place, Group-wide human resources and administration policies and systems. She is also responsible for new business development and project management, working closely with the President and other members of the Executive Team to develop geographic and sectoral expansion plans for the Group. She currently serves as a member of the project management team that is overseeing the development and financing of the Group’s newest businesses including a $9 billion refinery and a $1.5 billion fertilizer plant, both in Nigeria.

Previously, she served as an Executive Director of NASCON, a DIL subsidiary with revenues of $82 million and a net income of $17 million. She continues to serve as a Non-Executive Director of NASCON. She started her career as a Business Analyst with KPMG Professional Services in Lagos, Nigeria.

Halima Aliko-Dangote is spearheading the expansion drive of DIL, which is poised to become a Fortune 100 Company within the next few years.