Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:55AM /NSE
Mrs Dorothy Udeme Ufot, SAN, has been appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of Dangote Cement Plc.
Mrs. Ufot is one of Nigeria most experienced legal practitioners. She has more than 26 years’ experience in commercial litigation at trial and appetite levels, having been admitted to the Nigerian to the Inner Bar as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in April 2009. She also qualified as a chartered arbitrator from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London, in 2003.
Mrs Ufot is an internationally recognized expert in commercial dispute resolution, particularly in the area of international arbitration and was appointed a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Court of Arbitration, Paris, in 2006. She later became one of eight Global Vice-Presidents of 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 111 in Paris, on the 22nd of April, 2016. The ICC Institute of World Business Law draws together the finest legal minds to strengthen the link between international business and the legal profession.
Mrs Ufot has been a member of the Council of Legal Practice Division (LPD) of the International Bar Association 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.
Notable posts she has held include being a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Chair of its Rules and Adjudication Committee. Mrs Ufot served as a Non-Executive Director of several well-known companies including: Chevron Oil Nigeria PLC; MRS Oil Nigeria PLC, and SO&U Ltd, a leading advertising and media relations company.
Mrs Ufot is the Managing Partner of Dorothy Ufot & Co, a firm of Legal Practitioners and Arbitrators which she founded in 1994.
The Board of DCP is optimistic that her legal skills and business insights will strongly enhance the company’s governance.