Africa’s largest cement producer,Dangote Cement Plc. (DANGCEM-NL) has announced the appointment of Viswanathan Shankar as a Non-Executive Director of the company.
Meet Viswanathan Shankar
- Prior to his appointment,Mr. Shankar is Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in the dynamic growth markets of Africa, Middle East and Asia.
- Mr. Viswanathan Shankar also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Middle East, Africa, the Americas & Europe at Standard Chartered PLC from May 1, 2010 to April 2015.
- Mr. Shankar served as Group Head Origination & Client Coverage of Standard Chartered PLC from 2007 to April 2010. He served as Executive Chairman of Principal Finance and Private Banking of Standard Chartered PLC. He served Group Head, Corporate Finance at Standard Chartered PLC since joining in September
Mr. Shankar was awarded the Public Service Medal by the government of Singapore in 2014.
About Dangote Cement Plc
Dangote Cement is a fully integrated cement company and has projects and operations in Nigeria and 14 other African countries; Dangote Cement’s current total production capacity in Nigeria from its three existing cement plants namely Obajana, Ibese and Gboko. Dangote Cement is also the biggest quoted company in West Africa and the only Nigerian company on the Forbes Global 2000 Companies.
Dangote Cement has continued to maintained its strong hold in the Nigeria domestic cement market accounting for 65 percent of the Nigerian market volume