Dangote Cement Plc has notified The Nigerian Stock Exchange of the appointment of Mr. Emmanuel Ikazoboh and Ernest Ebi as non-Executive Directors of the Company. The duo are seasoned professionals with CV’s very few can match in Nigeria. Dangote Cement is one f the largest companies in Nigeria and is the major source of wealth for Africa’s richest man. As such one expects the members of the board of directors of the company to be very seasoned people. Check out their CV’s below.
Emmanuel Ikazoboh was until May 2011 the Administrator of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria. He completed the assignment in 8 months and restructured the management, equities market, stockbrokerage processes and Corporate Governance structure of both entities.
He was until August 2009 the Chairman/CEO of Deloitte, West and Central Africa. He was Deloitte’s Client Service Director for Africa (2002 – 2007). As Chief Executive of one of Nigeria’s largest advisory firms, he also has a wealth of experience interacting with government authorities on issues related to business environments. He has international experience as a Partner of Touché Ross in Dartford UK, enabling him to bring a genuinely international perspective to business issues.
Emmanuel has MBA in Financial Management and Marketing from Manchester University Business School and graduated in Finance and Accounting from Yaba College of Technology Lagos. He is a UK Certified Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Nigeria Institute of Taxation.
Emmanuel Ikazoboh attended leadership and senior management courses with Deloitte and was one of the Top CEOs seconded to Kellogg Senior Management School at the North-western University Chicago USA.
He is currently adviser to the Edo State Government Economic and Strategy team on infrastructure and Agricultural reform. Emmanuel has just recently incorporated a Business Process Outsourcing Company, Hedenmark Management Services, which will work closely with other BPOs in India and South Africa to render back office services to corporate entities in Europe and the United States.
He was appointed African member on the Board of International Institute for Sustainable Development Winnipeg, Canada (July 2012). He was also a member of Presidential Committee for the restructuring of the Nigerian Government Ministries, Agencies and Commissions and the reduction of cost of governance.
MR ERNEST EBI
Mr Ebi holds BBA in Marketing from Howard University, Washington DC, USA in 1978 before obtaining his MBA from the same Institution in 1979.
Mr Ernest started his working career as an Account Technician from the National Association of Counties, Washington DC from March 1976 to July 1978. Between July 1978 and November 1981, he became the Assistant Vice President/Controller with the Community Federal Savings & Loans Association, also in Washington DC, U.S.A.
Between December 1981 to June 1993, Mr Ebi worked with the International Merchant Bank holding different positions; Unit Head, Real Estate Unit (1981-1984) , Manger, Development Finance (1986-1988), Senior Manager Treasury (1988-1989) and Assistant General Manager (1992 -1993) in that order.
On joining the Continental Bank Plc of Nigeria, Mr Ebi became the Executive Director, Corporate Banking (Oct 1993 to March 1995) and became the Managing Director & CEO of New Nigerian Bank Plc (March 1995- January 1998). He then joined Diamond Bank Ltd (as of then), as Deputy Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer (January 1998 – June 1999)
From June 1999 to October 2009, Mr Ebi worked with The Central Bank of Nigeria (Abuja) as Deputy Governor, Policy overseeing the Corporate Strategy Department of the Bank, International Economic Relations Department, Trade & Exchange Department among other responsibilities.
He has received numerous Executive Education & Development training among which are; Leadership Best Practices – Harvard Business School (2009), OSLP Stimulus – Oxford Business School – (2008), Leaders in development: Managing Political & economic change – Harvard University – John F. Kennedy School of Government among others. He is a Board member/Chairman of Agrited Nigeria Limited, Sheba Exploration and Production, AIICO Pension Managers among others. Mr. is a recipient of numerous awards.