Dangote Cement Plc today announced the appointment of Joseph Makoju as its Managing Director. Prior to his appointment, he had been Acting Managing Director. He replaces Mr Onne Van Weijde who left at the end of his term.
Joseph Oyeyani Makoju was born on 13 July 1948 in Okene, Kogi State Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Nottingham, in 1972 with a First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering, and an M.Phil. Mechanical Engineering in 1974.
Makoju served two consecutive administrations as Special Adviser (Power) and had a brief stint as MD of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). Makoju has 37 years experience in the cement and energy industry, including nearly a decade as the MD/CEO of Lafarge Cement Plc.
Joseph Makoju was appointed Special Adviser to the Group CEO/President Dangote Group in October 2009. He joined the board of Dangote Cement Plc on the 2nd of December, 2010.