CEO, Dangote Group
Aliko Dangote is the founder, President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group. He is also the President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Africa’s foremost industrialist, Aliko Dangote is a member of several national and foreign organisations, where he devotes his resources to contribute to the growth and development of society.
Dangote was appointed chairman to the National Job Creation Committee to assist the government in providing more employment opportunities for Nigerians. In addition, he serves as chairman of the National Partnership Committee of Government and Private Sector on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, which seeks to develop the right skills and competency to support industrial development in Nigeria. He is also a member of the Honourary International Investor Council, a forum that is concerned with how to sustain the delivery of good governance, improve national and international perception, and increase private participation in the re-engineering of the economy.
He is a founding board member and patron of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, a coalition between the private sector and health organisations to achieve the health-related MDGs by 2015. Beyond the shores of Nigeria, Aliko Dangote has also recorded milestones in philanthropy. He is a member of the McKinsey Advisory Council and the Clinton Global Initiative and a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2013, Aliko Dangote was appointed to the steering committee of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative, a forum connecting businesses to make a lasting impact on the lives of children and youth through education. He is a founding member of the Global Business Coalition for Education as a representative from business.