Group Chief, Dangote Group
Ngozi Nnoli-Edozien
Group Chief, Dangote Group
Dr Nnoli joined Dangote as the Group Chief Sustainability and Governance Officer in March 2017. Under her leadership, Dangote Cement published its first globally-benchmarked Sustainability Report in 2017. Her mandate is to lead the effort of integrating Sustainability Thinking and Reporting across all Dangote Businesses in Africa. She was previously engaged at the Lagos Business School/Pan-Atlantic University, with responsibility for Public-Private partnerships, as well as teaching Ethics, Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship. She has served as a nominee Director for the World Bank/IFC since 2012 and serves on a few non-profit boards, including co-chairing the Private Sector Advisory Group on SDGs, initiated by the Presidency in February 2017. She founded the Growing Businesses Foundation in 1999, which serves corporates like Unilever, MTN, Mobil and Citi in building sustainable local economies at the Bottom of the Pyramid. She initiated Rising Tide Africa, which seeks to harness women angel networks, investment and mentoring to transform Africa. She is an alumni of the Wharton School and the London School of Economics, a Reinhard Mohn Fellow of Bertelsmann AG, and obtained her doctorate degree from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt in 2006. She published various Books including "Development is about People, Business is about Ethics" and “Ownership & Management Structures: African Traditional Values applied to Modern Issues of Sustainability & the Corporate Governance Function”. She started her career at FSDH, subsequently founding the SecTrust (Afrinvest) Asset Management Division, and then serving the Public Sector as Director, Strategy & Monitoring, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Presidential Committee on Job Creation. She successfully ran a public-private sector consulting firm from 2007 till 2017, while raising two daughters who presently study Architecture and Human Ecology. She speaks fluent German and conversational French.