Dangote Sugar restructures, appoints new GMD

Posted by News Express | 23 July 2013 | 4,123 times

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The Board of Directors of Dangote Sugar Refinery (DSR) has announced the appointment of Graham Clark as Group Managing Director.

Graham Clark has served most recently as the Managing Director of Illovo Sugar Ltd – Africa’s biggest sugar producers with operations in six African countries. He served on the Illova board since 1997 and as Managing Director since 2009 when he led the company through its most significant period of growth and positioning it well for the future.

In making the announcement, DSR Chairman, Aliko Dangote said: “At the cusp of industrial revolution in Nigeria and with our acquisition of Savannah Sugar Company located on 32,000 hectares in Adamawa State and planned development of other sugar fields across the country estimated at over 300,000 hectares, critical enablers such as innovation, talent and skills are key levers to put us on a competitive trajectory growth path.”

“Graham Clark,” According to Dangote, “brings the experience and expertise to meet these big picture aspirations through a proven record of operational leadership, problem solving, strategy development and team playing. These traits and abilities will serve him well in the days and years ahead.”

Continuing, Dangote said:  “The Board would like to also especially thank Engr. Abdullahi Sule for his tireless commitment and transformational leadership for the company and its shareholders during its important transitional years.” However, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, according to the Dangote, “will continue as Deputy Managing Director and a valued member of the executive team.”

Photo: Dangote.

Source: News Express

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