Dangote Group wins African Business of the Year Award
Dangote Group has continued to garner global laurels as it won the 'African Business of the Year Award' in London last week. The President-cum-Chief Executive Officer of the Group, Aliko Dangote also clinched the African Business Leader of the Year award. The award, organised by the London-based African Business magazine, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and BusinesssinAfrica Events, brought together prominent business leaders, entrepreneurs, heads of state and other high-ranking government officials from across the world to celebrate the achievements and successes of those who have played a pivotal role in driving Africa's economic development. President of the Group was awarded the African Business Leader of the Year in recognition of his efforts as a driver of change with the courage and imagination to make difficult decisions with long-term value and sustainability in mind which can ultimately transform corporations. Dangote led a revolution in the cement industry by consolidating the Group's cement concerns across Africa into Dangote Cement Plc, in line with his vision of creating a pan-African conglomerate. Receiving the awards, Dangote commended the organisers for presenting the new face of African champions to the world.