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.
Mr Ravindra Singh Singhvi is the Group Managing Director/CEO of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. Prior to his appointment as the Group Managing Director on the 30th of October 2020; he was the Ag. Managing Director. Mr Singhvi joined Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc as the Chief Operating Officer on 13th August 2018.
He has over 40 years of proven experience in leadership positions in Manufacturing and Processes in Sugar, Petrochemicals, Cement, Textiles products industries in India. Mr Singhvi is a Chartered Accountant with a background in Company Secretaryship and General Management.
He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in B.Com (Hons) from the University of Jodhpur, India. Prior to joining Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Mr. Singhvi was the Managing Director & CEO of NSL Sugar Limited, Hyderabad, India, Managing Director, EID Parry (1) Limited, Chennai, India, one of top three sugar-producing companies in India.
Oscar Mbeche is the Group Chief Finance Officer of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc.
An astute Finance Executive, Accountant, Internal Auditor and Management Consultant, with over 30 years work experience, spanning FMCG, Hi-Tech, Accounting and Auditing, Oil & Gas, Banking & Finance. Oscar is a proven executive with laudable achievements in 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, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. He was formally the Group CFO for Philia Group (Geneva, Dubai, and Singapore) and was responsible for the Group’s Finance Department with operations in eleven countries.
He brings to Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, his wealth of experience in all aspects of Financial Management, Governance, Fund Raising, Corporate Finance, Trade Finance, International Taxation and Financial Reporting. He is a qualified chartered accountant, and holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Mr Hassan Salisu is the General Manager Human Resources & Administration, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He has over 35 years work experience in the financial services and manufacturing sectors.
Mr Salisu holds a BSc. in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and MSc in Technology Development from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye in Ogun State. He was the GM, Corporate Services at the Bank of Industry and 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, Group Learning & Development at the Dangote Academy, a position he held until his deployment in 2018 to Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc as the GM, Human Resources and Administration. He is a professional member of CIPMN, NIM and NITAD.
Mr Thirumangai Rajasekar is the General Manager, Refinery Operations of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He has over 39 years of sterling work experience in management positions in Sugar Refinery Operations, Energy and Chemical industries in India.
Prior to joining Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Mr Rajasekar was a Senior Vice President & Head-Manufacturing, EID Parry (India) Ltd, Chennai, India; responsible for the implementation and conceptualization of new engineering concepts & operational strategies to cut down conversion cost of Raw Sugar processing in the refinery amongst other initiatives.
He joined Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc in August 2019 as the Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Sugar, Numan Operations (formerly Savannah Sugar Company Limited, Numan) in Adamawa State, before he was reassigned to Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Apapa, Lagos, as the General Manager, Refinery Operations in April 2020. Mr. Rajasekar holds a B.Tech. (Hons.) in Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India and Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Madras University, India.
Temitope Hassan is the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. A multi-disciplined Lawyer with over 26 years work experience, she has developed valuable cognitive skills and expertise in Company Secretariat Practice, Legal Drafting, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Governance Advisory, Investor Relations, Regulatory Compliance and General Management.
Mrs. Hassan holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the London South Bank University, U.K, a Bachelor’s degree in insurance from the University of Lagos, Akoka and a Master’s degree in business administration from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Prior to joining Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, she was the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser at UBA Pensions Custodian Limited and previously the Head of Company Secretariat at Skye Bank Plc (now Polaris Bank Limited).
Mrs Hassan is a certified Trainer and an Accredited Mentor of the National Mentoring Pilot Project, UK. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria.
Mr. Bello Alkali Saddiq is the Head, Sales & Marketing of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. Mr. Saddiq holds a Master’s degree in Marketing, A postgraduate diploma in management from the Bayero University, Kano, he also holds 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 25 years post work experience, Mr. Saddiq spent 18 years in the FMCG sector; in sales positions across Multinational companies.
He is a fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria.
Femi Gbadewole is the Head of Internal Audit, of 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).
Mr 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 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 training globally and holds membership in the National Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (NISPON) and Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Ngozi Ngene joined Dangote Sugar in 2007. She has over 24 years’ multi-industry experience that spans across Sales & Marketing, Corporate Image & Reputation Management, Journalism, Media Relations and Events Management; as well as Company Secretariat functions.
She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and a Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication from the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, both in Anambra State.
Ngozi is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and Chartered Institute of Public Relations, London.
Mr. Ogunnaike Mufutau Adesola is the Head Supply Chain of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He has over 20 years’ work experience spanning over the FMCG and Communications sectors.
Prior to Joining Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, he worked with the Nigerian Bottling Company Plc, in various positions and rose to the position of Regional Logistics Manager (East, Central and Lagos West); responsible for Warehousing/Inventory Management, Logistics Operations amongst others. He later joined Vodacom Business (Africa) Nigeria Limited as Head, Logistics/Warehousing. He was the Country Head, Procurement (Nigeria) with Vodacom Business (Africa) Nigeria Limited.
Mr. Ogunnaike holds a master’s degree in business management from the Imo State University, Owerri, and Higher National Diploma in Marketing from the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro all in Nigeria.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Management, and the Institute of Debt Recovery Practitioners of Nigeria.
Engr. Salisu Isa Hassan is the Head, Fleet Operations of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He has over 34 years’ work experience in the Transport and Logistics sector.
Prior to his appointment as Head, Tincan operations, Dangote Transport in 2001, he was the Assistant General Manager Jigawa State Transport Authority, he was the Deputy Director, Engineering with the Ministry of Agriculture, Jigawa State.
He has held various top managerial positions in the fleet division of Dangote Cement Plant Plc, Obajana and Gboko.
Engr. Salisu Isa Hassan holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Bayero University, Kano; a BSc in Agric. Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, and has attended various Road Haulage Management training programmes in Nigeria.
He is a registered COREN Engineer, the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIME), National Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and a Fellow of the International Logistics Organization.
Ayokunle Ushie is the Head Risk Management of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc.
A seasoned Organisational and Financial Risk Management expert, with working experience spanning over a decade, with a wealth of knowledge on data mapping, risk modelling (Operational, Credit and Market), estimated loss projections and engineering risk surveys having worked with several local and international banks.
Ayokunle joined Dangote Industries Limited’s Risk Management Department in 2016 and subsequently deployed to NASCON Agro-Allied Industries Plc in 2018, where he headed the Risk Management function and most recently to Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc in 2021 as the Chief Risk Officer.
He holds 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).