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2023 Concordia Leadership Award: Aliko Dangote, Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Dangote Group


Fatima Aliko-Dangote, Group Executive Director, Dangote Industries Limited
Cherie Blair, Co-Founder & Chair, Omnia Strategy LLP; Leadership Council Member, Concordia
Aliko Dangote GCON, President & CEO, Dangote Group

“Today we recognize a visionary leader, a titan of industry, and a true champion of progress: Aliko Dangote.” 

– Cherie Blair

“I am passionate about a prosperous Africa; I want to see an industrialized, productive, healthy, and self-sufficient continent.” 

– Aliko Dangote

“I can authoritatively confirm to you that my father is a great visionary who firmly believes that nothing is impossible.” 

– Fatima Dangote

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • Aliko Dangote is a visionary leader and a champion of progress who has made a significant impact on Africa through his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. 
  • Aliko Dangote’s businesses, including cement, oil and gas, and food and agriculture, have played a major role in creating jobs and promoting self-sufficiency in Africa and the Aliko Dangote Foundation, established in 1993, focuses on initiatives related to nutrition, education, disaster relief, and healthcare solutions. 
  • Aliko Dangote believes in the power of partnerships and collaboration with like-minded individuals, organizations, and governments to achieve ambitious goals in Africa. 
  • Africa continues to face challenges related to stereotypes and perceptions. The Concordia Leadership Award serves as a way to challenge these negative stereotypes and showcase the boundless possibilities for growth and development in Africa.