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Connect with stories of top executives across Africa and be inspired. We dig deeper into their life stories and how they got to where they are.

2020-09-11 04:39:27.0

Prioritizing Building a Strong and Resilient Competent Team Above All - Khaled El Dokani, Country CEO of Lafarge Africa Plc

Khaled El Dokani is the Country CEO of Lafarge Africa Plc. Prior to his appointment, he was the Country CEO of Iraq, a role he took over in March 2018. While in Iraq, he provided leadership which increased the productivity and efficiency of Iraq. He graduated from the University of Alexandria in Egypt (1989) with a bachelor's degree in commerce

2020-09-11 04:39:27.0

Prioritizing Building a Strong and Resilient Competent Team Above All - Khaled El Dokani, Country CEO of Lafarge Africa Plc

Khaled El Dokani is the Country CEO of Lafarge Africa Plc. Prior to his appointment, he was the Country CEO of Iraq, a role he took over in March 2018. While in Iraq, he provided leadership which increased the productivity and efficiency of Iraq. He graduated from the University of Alexandria in Egypt (1989) with a bachelor's degree in commerce & accounting and obtained a “Certified Public Accountant” title in Delaware, USA (1998).  He started his career at Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte in the Sultanate of Oman as Audit Manager (1992). He joined the American Company in Egypt as Finance Manager (1997).  In 1999, Khaled El Dokani was assigned as Chief Financial Officer in the company Diamond Bort based in Belgium, having the responsibility for the whole Middle East operations. He joined the Cyber Center Egypt as CFO (2002) that is a JV of HP and Egyptian IT Corporate. He joined Lafarge Algeria in 2004 as Country CFO. He continued his career in the Group as VP – Business Development & Strategy at Lafarge RMX & Aggregate Operations in Eastern Canada & Eastern USA (2010-2013). In 2013, Khaled El Dokani was assigned as Country General Manager for Lafarge Saudi Arabia RMX & Aggregate and Gypsum operations. Following the merger of Lafarge and Holcim Groups in 2015, he was assigned as Country General Manager in Qatar, responsible for Cement, RMX, and Aggregates operations.

2020-09-11 04:39:27.0

Prioritizing Building a Strong and Resilient Competent Team Above All - Khaled El Dokani, Country CEO of Lafarge Africa Plc

Khaled El Dokani is the Country CEO of Lafarge Africa Plc. Prior to his appointment, he was the Country CEO of Iraq, a role he took over in March 2018. While in Iraq, he provided leadership which increased the productivity and efficiency of Iraq. He graduated from the University of Alexandria in Egypt (1989) with a bachelor's degree in commerce & accounting and obtained a “Certified Public Accountant” title in Delaware, USA (1998).  He started his career at Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte in the Sultanate of Oman as Audit Manager (1992). He joined the American Company in Egypt as Finance Manager (1997).  In 1999, Khaled El Dokani was assigned as Chief Financial Officer in the company Diamond Bort based in Belgium, having the responsibility for the whole Middle East operations. He joined the Cyber Center Egypt as CFO (2002) that is a JV of HP and Egyptian IT Corporate. He joined Lafarge Algeria in 2004 as Country CFO. He continued his career in the Group as VP – Business Development & Strategy at Lafarge RMX & Aggregate Operations in Eastern Canada & Eastern USA (2010-2013). In 2013, Khaled El Dokani was assigned as Country General Manager for Lafarge Saudi Arabia RMX & Aggregate and Gypsum operations. Following the merger of Lafarge and Holcim Groups in 2015, he was assigned as Country General Manager in Qatar, responsible for Cement, RMX, and Aggregates operations.

2020-09-11 03:56:20.0

A Leader in the Newsroom and the Boardroom - Frank Aigbogun, Founder/Editor BusinessDay Media

Frank Aigbogun is a journalist and publisher of BusinessDay newspaper, which he founded in 2001. He began his journalism career at the Guardian in 1982 and moved on to Vanguard where he rose to the position of editor of all the titles of the newspaper. Mr. Aigbogun served for many years as the Lagos correspondent of the Associated Press, AP the world’s largest independent news agency. Mr. Aigbogun who first studied Mass Communication is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. He was appointed by then military government into the vision 2010 committee tasked with drawing up a long term economic vision for the country and he served as deputy leader and alternate rapporteur for the sub-committee on competition and deregulation.

2020-09-11 03:56:20.0

A Leader in the Newsroom and the Boardroom - Frank Aigbogun, Founder/Editor BusinessDay Media

Frank Aigbogun is a journalist and publisher of BusinessDay newspaper, which he founded in 2001. He began his journalism career at the Guardian in 1982 and moved on to Vanguard where he rose to the position of editor of all the titles of the newspaper. Mr. Aigbogun served for many years as the Lagos correspondent of the Associated Press, AP the world’s largest independent news agency.
Mr. Aigbogun who first studied Mass Communication is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. He was appointed by then military government into the vision 2010 committee tasked with drawing up a long term economic vision for the country and he served as deputy leader and alternate rapporteur for the sub-committee on competition and deregulation.
It was while he worked on the vision 2010 project along with the elite of Nigeria’s business community that Mr. Aigbogun was inspired to launch what is today Nigeria’s first and only daily financial and business newspaper. BusinessDay is Nigeria’s only major newspaper with a pluralized shareholding and boasts of a solid corporate governance structure. The newspaper maintains content partnerships with the Financial Times, the Economist as well as the Harvard Business Review.
Today Mr. Aigbogun serves as a director of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG and he also chairs the board of the Constitutional Rights Project, a leading human rights and advocacy group.

2020-09-11 03:56:20.0

A Leader in the Newsroom and the Boardroom - Frank Aigbogun, Founder/Editor BusinessDay Media

Frank Aigbogun is a journalist and publisher of BusinessDay newspaper, which he founded in 2001. He began his journalism career at the Guardian in 1982 and moved on to Vanguard where he rose to the position of editor of all the titles of the newspaper. Mr. Aigbogun served for many years as the Lagos correspondent of the Associated Press, AP the world’s largest independent news agency.

Mr. Aigbogun who first studied Mass Communication is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. He was appointed by then military government into the vision 2010 committee tasked with drawing up a long term economic vision for the country and he served as deputy leader and alternate rapporteur for the sub-committee on competition and deregulation.

It was while he worked on the vision 2010 project along with the elite of Nigeria’s business community that Mr. Aigbogun was inspired to launch what is today Nigeria’s first and only daily financial and business newspaper. BusinessDay is Nigeria’s only major newspaper with a pluralized shareholding and boasts of a solid corporate governance structure. The newspaper maintains content partnerships with the Financial Times, the Economist as well as the Harvard Business Review.

Today Mr. Aigbogun serves as a director of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG and he also chairs the board of the Constitutional Rights Project, a leading human rights and advocacy group.

2020-09-08 06:02:46.0

An Agenda to Change the Outlook of Cloud

Valentine Chime is the Managing Director, inq. Digital Nigeria Limited. Before this role, he had held various C-suite positions in several portfolio companies in different sectors. Valentine worked at Aruwa Capital; a private equity company, which invests across West Africa. Before joining Aruwa Capital, Valentine was at Kaizen Venture Partners; a private equity company focused on distressed assets.

2020-09-03 08:38:21.0

"A More Collaborative Financial Services Industry Would Deliver Better Value" - Titi Odunfa Adeoye, CEO Sankore Investment

Sankore Investments founded by Titi Odunfa Adeoye is a wealth management firm that runs Nigeria's only "Wealth as a Service" platform offering investment strategy, products, advice, and technology to the clients of Private Banks and other financial institutions.

Titi's interest in financial markets began at the age of 13 and it grew into a passion when she began investing on her own for the first time at 17. Experiencing the tech bubble at that age made her passionate about understanding the rules and strategies that guide investments. Her skills in investment strategy were honed at firms like Goldman Sachs in New York where she was able to learn the intricacies of asset allocation and portfolio optimization.

Her area of expertise is strategies for the creation, growth, and preservation of individual or family wealth in Africa with a focus on "alternative" asset classes like Venture Capital, Real Estate, and Agriculture due to the higher potential for financial and social returns. She is an active venture and angel investor across various sectors particularly those that impact wealth building in Africa.

Titi Adeoye serves on the board of several companies and non-profits including Centurion Registrars, Verifi.ng, One Fi, and the Nigerian Higher Education Foundation.

2020-09-03 08:38:21.0

"A More Collaborative Financial Services Industry Would Deliver Better Value" - Titi Odunfa Adeoye, CEO Sankore Investment

Sankore Investments founded by Titi Odunfa Adeoye is a wealth management firm that runs Nigeria's only "Wealth as a Service" platform offering investment strategy, products, advice, and technology to the clients of Private Banks and other financial institutions. Titi's interest in financial markets began at the age of 13 and it grew into a passion when she began investing on her own for the first time at 17. Experiencing the tech bubble at that age made her passionate about understanding the rules and strategies that guide investments. Her skills in investment strategy were honed at firms like Goldman Sachs in New York where she was able to learn the intricacies of asset allocation and portfolio optimization.

2020-09-03 08:01:27.0

A Brilliant and Unwavering Commitment to The Jaiz Project - Hassan Usman, MD Jaiz Bank Plc

A trained Accountant, Mr. Hassan Usman graduated with a first-class degree in Accounting in 1985 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, and became an Associate Member of ICAN in 1989.

He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management in 1995 from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.

Mr. Usman also attended the Oxford University Advanced Management Programme in 2002. He worked as the Financial Controller of New Nigerian Development Company Limited, Kaduna until he joined NAL Merchant Bank PLC where he served as the Financial Controller and Treasurer respectively between1996-2001.

Mr. Usman had a stint with Inland Bank where he served as General Manager, Banking Services before re-joining NAL Bank as Deputy General Manager and Head, Business and Financial Advisory Group. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

He was appointed as the Managing Director of Jaiz Bank Plc by the Board of Directors in May 2016.

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