Dangote Group becomes first African member company of PMI Council

Dangote Group has become the first African company to be accepted on to the Global Executive Council (GEC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

PMI is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession, and its members include Airbus, Ali Baba Group, BHP, Amazon, Microsoft, Bosch Group, Wells Fargo and over 70 further global institutions.

Dangote Group, headed by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, is one of Nigeria’s most diversified business conglomerates with dealings in cement, salt, crude oil refinery, real estate and fertilizer.

The company’s group executive director, capital projects, Devakumar Edwin said that joining the PMI will enable Dangote Group to participate as an equal stakeholder in some of the world’s most respected organisations spread across different industries.

He added that Dangote Group would gain insights into how global market leaders are solving complex problems and will also have the opportunity to share how Dangote is solving problems in Africa with its fellow PMI members.