Nigeria: Dangote appoints non-executive director

Nigeria: Dangote appoints non-executive director
Published: 15 June 2016


Dangote Cement PLC, Africa’s largest cement producer, announces the appointment of Dorothy Udeme Ufot, SAN, as an independent non-executive director.

Mrs Ufot has more than 26 years’ experience in commercial litigation at trial and appellate levels, having been admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 and then admitted to the Inner Bar as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in April 2009. She also qualified as a Chartered Arbitrator at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, in 2003.

Mrs Ufot is an internationally recognised expert in commercial dispute arbitration, particularly in the area of international arbitration, and was appointed member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration, Paris, in 2006. She later became one of eight global vice-presidents of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, in 2014. Mrs Ufot was appointed to the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law by the Global Chairman of ICC, Mr Harold (Terry) McGraw, in Paris on 22 April 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.

Mrs Ufot has been a member of the council of the Legal Practice Division (LPD) of the International Bar Association (IBA), from 2006 to 2010, and is currently serving her second term as a member of the Nominations Committee of the IBA. She has also served as vice-chair of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA and has authored numerous publications on the subject of international arbitration. Mrs Ufot is the managing partner of Dorothy Ufot & Co, a firm of legal practitioners and Arbitrators, which she founded in 1994.