Dangote Cement appoints Dorothy Ufot as non-executive director
Dangote Cement PLC, Africa’s largest cement producer, has appointed Dorothy Udeme Ufot, SAN, as an independent non-executive director.
Ufot, one of Nigeria’s most experienced legal practitioners with over 26 years’ experience in commercial litigation at trial and appellate levels, was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 and 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.
She 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.
Ufot was appointed to the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law by the Global Chairman of ICC, Harold (Terry) McGraw, in Paris on 22nd 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.
She was a council member 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. Ufot has been a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Chair of its Rules and Adjudication Committee. She is the Managing Partner of Dorothy Ufot & Co, a firm of legal practitioners and Arbitrators, founded in 1994.