Aliko Dangote

Founder and Chairman of Dangote Group, the largest cement producer in Africa

Aliko Dangote, GCON, President & Chief Executive. Picture source:

Aliko Dangote is the founder and chairman of Dangote Group, the largest cement producer in Africa. Dangote is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 100th-richest person in the world and the richest in Africa, and peaked on the list as the 23rd-richest person in the world in 2014. Dangote is rated the richest man in Africa and the world’s richest black man.

Sector- Industry, Real Estate, Technology, Port Operation, Food and Beverages, Transportation, Refinery and Petrochemical, Gas Pipeline, Agriculture, Automotive and Infrastructure.

Date of Birth- April 10, 1957.

Residence- Lagos, Nigeria.

Education- BSc. Business Studies and Administration from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Africa’s risks are mainly perceived and not real. Unfortunately for us in Africa we are not really very good at telling our own story. But things are changing and people are beginning to understand that things are going very, very well.

-Aliko Dangote

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