Tajudeen Sijuade, Group Finance Director, Dangote Group

Tajudeen Sijuade

Alhaji Tajudeen Sijuade is a qualified Chartered Accountant (1984) with experience spanning 38 years.

Alhaji Sijuade joined the Dangote Group in October 1989 as a Chief Accountant. Before then, he had worked for Nestle Nigeria Plc and Akintola Williams-Chartered Accountants. He became General Manager in the Dangote Group in January, 1998. In 1999, he was posted to the Group’s Cement bagging plant in Apapa, Lagos, as pioneer General Manager.

In 2000, he was transferred to Eastern Nigeria to set up the Eastern Operations for the company. During the 3rd Quarter of 2002, he came back to Head Office as Group Finance Director. He was later elevated to the position of Managing Director, Cement in April 2005.

In July of the same year, he was appointed the Managing Director of Benue Cement Company Plc (BCC) with a mandate to turn around the company within the shortest time possible.

He was able to achieve this within the first one year. In February 2008, he moved to Dangote Bail Port Harcourt as Managing Director. His primary assignment was to overhaul the plants’ equipment and upgrade where necessary, to achieve total output of three million tonnes of cement in 2009.

In October 2009, he was transferred to Greenview International Company Limited, Tema, Ghana as the Executive Vice Chairman of the company to complete Dangote’s cement plants in Tema, and Takoradi.

Alhaji Sijuade currently runs the Ghana Cement Operations.

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