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Dangote appoints new CEO


AS part of strategies aimed at consolidating on its successes, Dangote Cement has announced the appointment of Onne Van der Weijde as new Managing Director for the Company.

In his role, he will report to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dangote Cement.

A statement from the Company said the appointment is in furtherance of the implementation of strategies put in place to drive operational efficiency, support its ambitious growth strategies and delivering shareholder value

Van der Weijde who joined with a wealth of experience working as the Managing Director of Ambuja Cement India will ensure strategic, operational and brand synergies are maintained, whilst underlining renewed management focus on all customer segments.

He efficiently worked to improve the profit and consolidation of the business. He was also responsible for the acquisition, growth in marketing and sales of Ambuja Cement.

As a Director and Business Planning Manager in Holcim (Australia), he developed a business presence in the South East Region of Asia through Joint Ventures and Acquisitions, providing support in the management of existing operations in the Region. 

In addition to his role as a manager, he was also the Chief Operating Officer Of ACC Ltd (India) and a member of the Senior Management Team of Holcim Ltd. 

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