NEWLY APPOINTED FIRST-EVER FEMALE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DANGOTE GROUP ADENIKE FAJEMIROKUN IS OUR FLOURISH WOMAN FOR THE WEEK
Adenike Fajemirokun-Koumpatis was born in 1977, she studied Civil and Structural Engineering for her Bachelor’s Degree and has a PhD in Quantified Risk Modelling: Risk-Informed Engineering from University of Manchester.
With over 18 years experience in developing and implementing risk management strategies in financial engineering, manufacturing and other industries, Fajemirokun has worked in reputable organisations like Ove Arup and Partners, Deutsche Bank AG in the UK, Corporate and Investment Bank, Goldman Sachs London and First Bank of Nigeria before joining Dangote Group in 2014 as the Group Risk Officer.
On the 2nd of May 2018, she was appointed as the first-ever female executive director of Dangote Group, Africa’s foremost indigenous conglomerate, in a bid to strengthen the group’s Executive management team and sustain its strategic business growth trajectory.
Aliko Dangote, President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group, while speaking on the new appointments said
“it is exciting seeing a female occupy such a high position. We are gender sensitive and create equal opportunities for both male and female to get to the top. The new appointments are to strengthen the Group’s executive management team and to consolidate on its strategic business growth trajectory”, he added.
In 2010, Fajemirokun founded her own company AFRisk Management Consultants Limited which she also headed. The company has succeeded in developing enterprise risk management frameworks for some of the country’s major institutions like Central Bank of Nigeria, First Bank Nigeria and First Bank Capital Plc.