October 5, 2011
Dangote Flour Mills Plc has appointed Mr. Narendra Kumar Somani as its new Managing Director.
Mr. Somani, an Indian national, obtained his Senior School Certificate (1st Division) in 1969. He proceeded to Rajasthan University, India where he graduated with 1st Division in 1975.
In 1975, he sat for and obtained the Institute of Chartered Accountants certificate of India clearing his papers at first attempt.
He has over 36 years of Top Management experience out of which 18 years has been in Nigeria. He had worked with the Dangote Group for so many years, as the CEO (Logistics and Transport) where he was in charge of streamlining the operations of services to various divisions of the Group. He was once the Managing Director of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc and was instrumental to bringing the Group’s companies to be listed on the stock market.
Before joining the Dangote Group he worked as Group ED of Churchgate Group in Nigeria, managing all businesses of the Group like Real Estate, Commodities, Imports and Distribution, Textiles, Brewery and IT services. He was also a one-time Managing Director of Auditek Systems Ltd dealing in modern educational aids.
Mr. Somani is the immediate Past President of Indian Professional Forum in Nigeria and the Past President, Rotary Club of Dehli. He has presented papers in various large International Seminars of top level business gatherings in India, France, Dubai and Thailand and at the Annual Conferences of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.