Dangote Sugar appoints new GMD

By The Rainbow

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

Before his present appointment, Clark served most recently as the Managing Director of Illovo Sugar Ltd, Africa's biggest sugar producers with operations in six African countries.

He was on  the Illova board for 12 years  before becoming the managing director in  2009 when he led the company through its most significant period of growth and positioning it well for the future.

DSR Chairman, Aliko Dangote, who made the announcement, 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.

'Clark 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.'

'The Board would like to also especially thank Mr Abdullahi Sule for his tireless commitment and transformational leadership for the company and its shareholders during its important transitional years,' adding that Sule 'will continue as Deputy Managing Director and a valued member of the executive team.'