Ten days after resigning from the board of Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Halima Aliko Dangote has been named the new Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations of Dangote Industries Limited, according to a statement from the Group.

Halima is coming to the group with lots of experience after serving in different positions across two of its business units in the last five years. She is also a Trustee of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the conglomerate.

Halima’s new responsibilities will involve implementation and development of a unique customer strategy that will boost growth and enhance customer experiences for the long haul. She is also expected to perform oversight functions in the following areas: commercial, strategic procurement, administration and branding & communications.

Halima’s Profile: Prior to now, Halima served as the Executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills where she remarkably led the turnaround of the business from loss in turnover to a profitable status – a feat derived from consistent high performance over time, a statement from the group said.

Previously, she served as Executive Director of NASCON, a manufacturer of salt, seasonings and related consumer products which are enjoying huge patronage among consumers. She continues to serve as a Non-Executive Director of NASCON.

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 while encompassing policy, business and culture. She is a board member of Endeavour Nigeria and is also a member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD).

She has over 12 years of professional experience and has held several executive management roles. In her new role, Halima will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Dangote Group’s customer strategy to drive customer growth, improve customer relationship management, enhance customer experience and increase long term customer value, according to the release.

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.