Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc (“Dangote Sugar” or “DSR”) is a household name in the sugar refining sector of the Nigerian Food and Beverage Industry.
Our senior executives bring tremendous experience, visionary thinking and a shared commitment to excellence, creativity, and innovation to the day to day operation of the company.
Ravindra Singh Singhvi is the Group Managing Director/CEO of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He has over 42 years of proven experience of leadership positions in Manufacturing and Processes Industry, Sugar, Petrochemicals, Cement, Textiles industries in India.
Mr. Singhvi is a Chartered Accountant with background in Company Secretaryship and General Management. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in B. Com (Hons) from the University of Jodhpur, India. He has extensive stints in the diversified industries and has been successful in turning around several companies financially and operationally. Mr. Singhvi has been holding senior level positions in large and diversified groups rising to the position of Chief Financial Officer, Head of Operations, Executive Director/Managing Director in reputed companies in India.
Prior to joining Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Mr. Singhvi was the Managing Director & CEO of NSL Sugar Limited, Hyderabad, India. Before NSL Sugar, he was the Managing Director, EID Parry (1) Limited, Chennai, India, one of the top three sugar producing companies and the oldest listed company of India. During his stint as the Managing Director in EID Parry Limited, the company bagged first prize in Corporate Governance awarded by the Confederation of India Industry, a Premier Industry Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.
He has also been instrumental in completing Power Purchase Agreement of 2,500 megawatts with the Government of Karnataka (India) on behalf of the Sugar Industries of Karnataka which changed the fortunes of the industry. Mr. Singhvi is focused on strategy, business development, improving the company’s top and bottom lines.
Oscar Mbeche is the Group Chief Finance Officer of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. An astute Finance Executive who is also experienced in Business Development and Organizational Management, with over 30 years work experience, spanning industry sectors of FMCG, Oil & Gas, Hi-Tech, Banking & Finance, Accounting, Auditing, and NGO.
Oscar is a proven executive with laudable achievements in Financial Reporting, Governance, Integrated Risk Management, Compliance, Internal Audit, IT, Process Optimization, and Business Development. He trained with PWC and Deloitte and went on to develop a successful career working in 7 industry sectors with private and publicly listed companies, that includes internationally known brand names like Unilever, UDV-Diageo, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Take Two Interactive, and Petroplus.
His international experience includes having worked or managed projects in 25 EMEA countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Switzerland, the UK, France, Germany, Singapore, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong. He was formally, the Group CFO for Philia Group based in Geneva, Dubai, and Singapore; and prior to that he has been Finance Director, Compliance Director, CRO, Internal Audit Director, and CIO for other international companies he worked for in Europe and Asia.
Oscar brings to Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, his wealth of experience in all aspects of Financial Management including Fund Raising, Corporate Finance, Trade Finance, and international Taxation.
He is a qualified chartered accountant, and holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Mariya Aliko Dangote is the Executive Director, Operations for Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. Prior to the announcement on July 2023, she was the Director Strategy/BIP Support with several years’ experience in Risk Management and Business Strategy.
Mariya holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from the Bayero University, Kano, and a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Coventry University, United Kingdom.
She was a Group Strategy Lead, Dangote Industries Limited a position she held until her redeployment to Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc in 2019.
Mariya also serves on the Board of Dangote – Peugeot Automobiles Nigeria Limited (DPAN), Dangote Cement Limited and Al–Ummah Development Foundation amongst others.
She has attended many local and international professional training programmes on Leadership, Business Development and Law.
Chinnaya Sylvian is the Chief Executive, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc Numan operations. Chinnaya holds a B.Tech degree in Sugar Engineering, Diploma in Chemical Engineering and Certificate in Sugar Analysis from the University of Mauritius.
Chinnaya was a lecturer for Engineers in cane sugar manufacture. With over 30 years work experience in the FMCG sector, and management of sugar projects in East and West Africa.
He worked for 17 years in four different African countries, 10 years in Cameroun where he managed two sugar farms: Cameroun Societe Sucriere du Cameroun (SOSUCAM 1 & 2) Cameroun; where he was responsible for increasing profitability of the company, as well as raising and developing the local personnel to achieve sustainable manpower in the company.
Until his appointment as the Chief Executive of Dangote Sugar Refinery, Numan Operations, Chinnaya was the Factory Manager at Transmara Sugar Company Ltd, in Kenya, East Africa, for 5 years.
He is a member of the International Society of Sugarcane Technologists.
Hassan Salisu is the General Manager Human Resources & Administration, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He has several years of work experience in Financial Services and Manufacturing.
Mr. Salisu holds a BSc. in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and MSc in Technology and Development from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago- Iwoye in Ogun State.
He was GM, Corporate Services at the Bank of Industry (with responsibilities for Human Resources, Administration, Finance & Treasury, and Information Technology) and later GM, Organization Resourcing at Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria. Mr. Salisu joined Dangote Industries Limited in 2012 as Head Management Development.
He later became the GM Dangote Academy and Group Lead, Learning & Development, a position he held until his redeployment in 2018 to Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc as the GM, Human Resources and Administration.
He is a professional member of CIPMN, NIM, NITAD and Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria.
Temitope is a multi-disciplined Lawyer. She holds a Bachelor degree in Law from the London South Bank University, U.K, a Bachelor degree in Insurance from the University of Lagos, Akoka and a Master degree in Business Administration from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
She joined Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc in January 2020 as the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser from UBA Pensions Custodian Limited where she was also the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser and previously the Head of the Company Secretariat of Skye Bank Plc (now Polaris Bank Limited).
With over 26 years work experience, she has developed valuable cognitive skills and expertise in Legal Advisory & Drafting, Company Secretariat Practice, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Governance Advisory, Investor Relations, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Services. She has attended several courses overseas and within Nigeria.
She has advised Boards on Governance over the years and has been involved in major transactions such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Schemes of Arrangement and Company Restructures.
She is a certified Trainer and an Accredited Mentor of the National Mentoring Pilot Project, UK and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria.
Bello Alkali Saddiq is the Head, Sales & Marketing of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He holds a Master’s degree in Marketing, A postgraduate diploma in management from the Bayero University, Kano, and a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration from the Kaduna State Polytechnic, both in Nigeria.
Prior to joining Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Bello was the Head of Sales and Key Accounts at Lafarge Africa Plc. With over 29 years post work experience, out of which 18 years was in the FMCG sector; sales and project management positions across Multinational companies, where he also facilitated various change programmes.
Bello was the pioneer project manager of Unilever Trade Resource Administration.
He is a fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Managers and Administration of Nigeria.
Chris Okoh is the Acting Head, Refinery Operations of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He has over 30years work experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector of the manufacturing industry in Nigeria.
He joined Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, as the pioneer Lab Chemist in 1999, and has held various positions in Dangote Sugar including Chief Chemist, Head, Quality Assurance & Process Control, and Process Manager, a position he held until his elevation as Ag. Head, Refinery Operations in July 2022.
Prior to joining Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Chris has worked in Nigerian Breweries Plc as a Technological Analyst. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Ibadan, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry of the University of Benin.
He is a member of the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria and an Associate member, International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists and have attended several local and international courses in cane sugar manufacture and processing.
Itoro Unaam is the Head, Health, Safety, Social & Environment/Sustainability for Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He has over 25 years work experience in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria and sub–Saharan Africa where he worked in various capacities.
Prior to joining Dangote Sugar Refinery on December 14, 2020; he was the Managing Director of Treadsafe Conzults, HSSEQ Manager, Seadrill Africa, HSSE Manager, Seadrill Africa North, Shore Base QHSE Advisor 111, Safety Performance Coach, Offshore HSE Advisor, Transocean – Gulf of Guinea amongst others.
Mr. Unaam has BSc. Public Health from the University of Nigeria, MPhil in Environmental Management Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, and Diploma in General Nursing from St. Margaret School of Nursing, Calabar, Cross River State.
He is a professional Health and Safety expert with vast trainings globally and holds membership in the National Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (NISPON) and Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Femi Gbadewole is the Head of Internal Audit, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc.
He has over 25 years’ experience in the Food & Beverage (FMCG) sector, where he worked in various Finance functions across Finance Operations, Planning and Corporate Finance.
Mr. Gbadewole was the Head of Internal Audit and Control of Cadbury (West Africa), before he joined Dangote Sugar in October 2020. Mr. Gbadewole holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from Yaba College of Technology Lagos, both in Nigeria.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Associate of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACIT).
Ayokunle was a Corporate Finance and Risk Management practitioner with several local and international banks.
He joined the Dangote Group Risk Management Department in 2016 and subsequently Nascon Allied Industries in 2018 and most recently Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc in 2021. Ayokunle has a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Ilorin and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
He is a member of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and an Alumni of the Risk Certification Program of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
Ayokunle’s core experiences are within data mapping, risk modeling (Operational, Credit and Market), estimated loss projections and engineering risk surveys.
Ngozi Ifesinachi Ngene is the Head Corporate Affairs of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. With over 28 years multi-industry experience in Corporate Communications/Image and Media Relations Management, Sales & Marketing, Journalism, Events Management; in addition to Company Secretariat, Stakeholder Engagement, and Sustainability/Social Performance Management functions the public and private sectors of the manufacturing and oil & gas industry in Nigeria.
Ngozi holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Post Graduate Diploma Business Administration from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. She has a Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication from the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, in Anambra State, and has attended various Local and international Training and Conferences on Reputation Management, Corporate & Strategic Communications, Stakeholders Engagement & Social Impact Management, Leadership and Sustainability.
Ngozi is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and Chartered Institute of Public Relations, London.
Aderemi Adepoju is the Head Quality Assurance of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, with over 24 years work experience in Quality Assurance and Control.
He was the Special Analysis Chemist before his appointment as the Head Quality Control. Prior to joining Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc Aderemi was a Shift Laboratory Analyst, at Oregun Cocoa Mills Ltd, Oregun Ikeja Lagos.
Aderemi holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Biochemistry from Yaba College of Technology, Yaba Lagos; a BSc in Accounting from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye; and a Certified Cane Sugar Refiner from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux Louisiana, USA.
He is a member of Institute of Public Analyst of Nigeria, a Lead Auditor in EMS ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 17025:2017, FSSC 22000 and ISO 22301.
Godfrey Ojo is the Head, Internal Control of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc with the responsibility of leading the implementation of the company’s internal control framework and optimizing the company’ internal processes and procedures.
He is an accomplished professional with extensive experience spanning the Banking, Consultancy, Public Utilities, Power, and Manufacturing Sectors of the Nigerian Economy.
Prior to his appointment as Head, Internal Control in September 2021, he was the Head Internal Audit and Control at Transcorp Power Limited and Transafam Power Plc where he played significant roles in strengthening the companies control environment. He was also the pioneer Fraud Risk Manager at Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc where he laid the foundation and built the structure to combat fraud and significantly reduce financial losses resulting from fraud and fraudulent activities.
Godfrey has also held various entry and mid-level management positions in Intercontinental Bank and First Bank of Nigeria Plc respectively. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Financial Engineering from WorldQuant University, New Orleans, Louisiana USA; a BSc in Accounting from Bayero University, Kano-Nigeria, and has attended various training programmes in Governance, Risk and Control (G R C) in Nigeria.
He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigerian (ICAN), the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
Godfrey is also a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), New Jersey USA.
Ganiyu Oluwakemi Bakare is the Head Supply Chain of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, with over 25 years work experience in various sectors of the economy in Audit & Tax Consultancy, Food and Beverage, Secured Telecom Hardware and Plastic and Recycling Manufacturing industries.
Prior to his appointment as Head of Supply Chain DSR in November 2022, Ganiyu has held various positions in Papilon Plastics Company Limited PPCL Sango Otta, Ogun State, Altech West Africa Limited, Ilupeju Lagos, Namitech (Altech) West Africa Limited, Ilupeju Lagos, Consolidated Breweries Plc a member of Heineken Inc., and Audit Senior at Layo Sipe & Co.- An Audit and Tax Consultancy Firm.
Mr. Bakare holds a Master Business Administration in Management (MBA) from University of Calabar and a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy, from The Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi State.
A graduate of Lagos Business School-Specializing in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and London Corporate Training School UK specializing in Procurement, Contract and Negotiations.
He is a Chartered member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation UK (CILT), Certified Practitioner in Procurement and Logistics (CPPL) of The Institute of Professional Financial Managers -London, Member Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management MCISM, and The Certified Institute of Warehousing and Materials Management MCIWM
Olusegun Idowu is the Head, Fleet Operations, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. Segun has over 21 years’ work experience in Logistics and Fleet Management in the FMCG sector, Manufacturing and Oil and gas Industry in Nigeria.
Prior to his appointment as Head DSR Fleet Operations in November 2022, he worked as Customer Services Manager, Transport Operations and later Technical Services Manager at MDS Logistics (UACN PLC), Head of Transport & Deport Operations in Lafarge Plc and Head of Operations Support in ARDOVA PLC.
Segun holds a Postgraduate degree in Financial Management from University of Ado-Ekiti; a B.Engr. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ilorin and has attended various Local and international Training and Conferences on Logistics, Transport and Fleet Management.
He is a Member Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers (NIMECH) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.
He is also a Member Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK (CILT).