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Edwin Is Back in Full Charge of Dangote Refinery, Alake Will Oversee “The Rest”

Aliko Dangote has reorganized his company’s top executive management, following the completion and commissioning of the mammoth Dangote Refinery, Fertiliser and Petrochemical complex, located on the eastern flank of Lagos, Nigeria’s financial city.

In the event, Devakumar Edwin has assumed responsibility as Vice President for Oil and Gas. including the Refinery, Fertilizer, Petrochemicals and Upstream businesses.

The Nigerian engineer and accountant Olakunle Alake, who as the Dangote Group’s Chief Operating Officer, had a line of sight to the group’s entire operations, has assumed “responsibility as Vice President for all the businesses in the Group “excluding the Oil & Gas business”. Mr. Alake continues to be responsible for the Group Finance and audit function.

Edwin stepped a little back from full charge of the complex when construction was in full steam, as Guiseppe Surace, the former SAIPEM Nigeria CEO, took over as COO of the plant, and led the construction. Surace left in February to run his own firm. .

Dangote’s appointment of Edwin to take full charge of the complex is  a vote of confidence on the man who has “seen it all with him”.

The Group Human Resource, Commercial Businesses and Legal  Departments now report directly to the President/Chief Executive Aliko Dangote himself, “in view of the strategic priority of attracting and managing the leadership team”, a company statement notes. Group IT (Information Technology), meanwhile, reports to Group Strategy.

Mr. Dangote says in the statement that “with the successful commissioning and coming into operation of our refinery, fertiliser and petrochemicals plant, we have successfully created a $30Billion conglomerate The Dangote Group is now positioned to become one of the top 200 global companies and the largest industrial Group in Africa”.






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  1. Ramesh Kumar Garg says:

    Ramesh Kumar Garg
    Congratulations , sir. You richly deserved this elevation. No body else could have built complex refinery with a capacity of 650,000 BPD at a remote place like Lekki FZE , Lagos.

    Sir, this is just a beginning. You have miles to go. We are confident that under your stewardship not only Dangote group will flourish further, even Nigeria also will get transformed. This country will export petroleum products rather than importation of products. Country will save foreign exchange worth millions of dollars. That will bring prosperity to the country.

    Ancillary industry will be set up which will bring employment to millions in Nigeria.In times to come refinery will start producing world class lube oils and polypropylene products.

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