Dangote Cement Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs. Dorothy Ufot, SAN, as an independent non-executive director.
According to a statement by the firm, Ufot is one of the country’s most experienced legal practitioners and has more than 26 years’ experience in commercial litigation at trial and appellate levels, having been admitted to the Bar in 1989 and made a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in April 2009. She also qualified as a chartered arbitrator from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London in 2003.
The statement added, “Ufot is an internationally recognised expert in commercial dispute arbitration, particularly in the area of international arbitration, and was appointed a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration, Paris, in 2006. She later became one of the eight global vice-presidents of the ICC Commission on Arbitration in 2014.
“Ufot was appointed to the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law by the Global Chairman of ICC, Mr. Harold McGraw, in Paris on April 22, 2016. The ICC Institute of World Business Law draws together the finest legal minds to strengthen the links between international businesses and the legal profession.”
The Chairman, Dangote Cement Plc, Aliko Dangote, said, “I am proud that Dorothy Ufot, SAN, has become the first woman to serve on Dangote Cement’s board. She brings formidable legal skills and business insights that will strongly enhance the company’s governance. Her appointment represents a positive step forward in our goal to improve the diversity and functioning of our board.”