Joseph Makoju retires as Dangote Cement CEO

The Group Managing Director/CEO of Dangote Cement Plc, Joseph Makoju, will retire as GMD/CEO effective January 31, 2020, a position he has held since 2018; according to a report from the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Mr Makoju, popularly called Mr. Cement, is bowing out after 45 years of transformational leadership in the cement industry. The board has however approved the appointment of Michel Puchercos as his replacement as the Group CEO, effective February 1, 2020.

The outgoing GMD/CEO of Nigeria’s largest cement manufacturer, holds a B. Sc (1st Class) honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Nottingham, UK and an M.Phil. in Mechanical Engineering from the same university. He is also an alumnus (mni) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS),…

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