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Dangote Group has emerged as the first African business organization to become a member of the Global Executive Council (GEC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

This was disclosed by Dangote Industries Limited’s Group Executive Director, Capital Projects, Devakumar Edwin in a statement released by the company on Sunday 16 February 2020. Edwin reportedly pledged the company’s commitment to partake effectively in the activities of the PMI Global Executive Council.

The statement revealed that by the induction into the elite PMI Council, the Institute has shown confidence that Dangote Industries Ltd is one of many distinguished value-adding companies and as such would like a collaborative relationship. As a result of the membership, Dangote Group will be joining the league of over 80 global top businesses and organizations on the Council. They include Airbus, Ali Baba Group, Bank of England, BHP, Amazon, Treasury Board of Canada, Microsoft, Boeing, Bosch Group, Australia Department of Defence and Wells Fargo amongst others. 

Headed by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, The Group has overtime remained one of Nigeria’s most diversified business conglomerates with dealings in cement, salt, crude oil refinery, real estate, Fertilizer, etc. With a hard-earned reputation for excellent business practices and products’ quality, the Group is expected to own one of the world’s largest oil refineries once the construction of its refinery is completed. 

Dangote Group which is currently Africa’s largest cement producer has expanded to integrate new plants in Senegal, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nepal, and Asia. These plants across Africa have created about 2,000 direct jobs and 5,000 indirect job opportunities for Africans. 

According to Edwin, Joining the PMI presents Dangote Group with more opportunities in the global scene as it will enable the company to participate as an equal stakeholder in some of the world’s most respected organizations spread across different industries. Similarly, the company will gain insightful knowledge as to how global market leaders are solving complex problems, and also have the opportunity to share how Dangote Group is solving problems in Africa.

Becoming a member of the PMI Global Executive Council makes Dangote Group part of an exclusive network of some of the world’s most respected organizations. The company will gain access to private learning and research materials including best-in-class assessment and benchmarking tools in organizational project management which will potentially increase their overall productivity.

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