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Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by JARUSHUB: 3:46pm On May 03, 2018
The Board of Dangote Cement Plc, global, announced the appointment of Cherie Blair and Mick Davies as Independent Non-Executive Directors.

President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, speaking on the new appointments said “it is exciting seeing a female occupy such a high position. We are gender sensitive and create equal opportunities for both male and female to get to the top.”

“The new appointments are to strengthen the Group’s executive management team and to consolidate on its strategic business growth trajectory”, he added.

Cherie Blair CBE, QC is a leading barrister with over 35 years’ experience in arbitration, mediation, public international law, human rights, employment law and European Community law. She studied law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and graduated with a First Class Degree in 1975. While studying for her Bar examinations she also taught Law at the University of Westminster. Cherie came top of her year in her Bar examinations and was called to the Bar in 1976. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 1995.

In 2000, shortly before the implementation of the Human Rights Act, Cherie and 21 other prominent Barristers set up a ground breaking legal practice, Matrix Chambers. She has also argued cases in the House of Lords, one of the most well-known being the Begum case. She is an accredited Advanced Mediator under the ADR Chambers/Harvard Law Project and an Elite Mediator with Clerksroom.

Cherie Blair, has appeared in the European Court of Justice and in multiple Commonwealth jurisdictions and also lectures internationally. She is the Chancellor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University; Governor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of the LSE and the Open University (D.Univ.Open 1999); LLD (Hons), University of Liverpool (2003); Hon.D.Lit UMIST (2003); Doctor of Laws (Westminster University).

Cherie Blair is the Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy where she focuses on strategic international legal and advisory work and practices as a barrister, representing over 30 governments as well as numerous multinational corporations in international disputes.

In 2012, she was designated to serve on the ICSID panel of arbitrators and is a panellist at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. She continues to work independently, primarily as an arbitrator and mediator

Cherie is closely involved with various charities and is a strong advocate for women’s rights. She is the founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which runs programmes to support women entrepreneurs across the developing world, including Africa. She is also Vice Chair of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership founded by Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Cherie sits as an Honorary Chair of the World Justice Project. In 2007, she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill medal in recognition of her high ideals and courageous actions.

In 2013, she was awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours for her services to women’s issues and to charity in the UK and overseas.

Cherie is also an active campaigner for prison reform and was ‘President of The Commission on English Prisons Today’ between 2007 and 2009, under the auspices of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

She is an adviser to “B Team,” a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of leaders, to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. She is wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Sir Mick Davies is currently Chairman of Macsteel, a global trading shipping company, and Chief Executive of the Conservative party of the United Kingdom.

Davies has occupied several directorship positions. From 2001 to 2003, he was Chief Executive of Xstrata Plc, one of the world’s largest global diversified mining and metal companies; executive director and chief financial officer of Billiton Plc; Chairman of Billiton Coal and Executive Director of South African State-owned Eskom.

With extensive capital markets and corporate transaction experience, he has raised over US$40 billion from global capital markets and successfully completed over US$120 billion of corporate transactions. He participated in the creation of the lngwe Coal Corporation in South Africa; listing of Billiton on the London Stock Exchange; merger of BHP and Billiton into the largest diversified mining company in the world and the successful merger of Xstrata and Glencore amongst others.

Sir Davies is the immediate past President of the Council of Members and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Leadership Council in the United Kingdom, member of the Brookings International Advisory Council and a Trustee of the Institute of National Security Studies, Israel.

He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and an alumnus of Theodor Herzl School in Port Elizabeth. He holds an honours degree in Commerce from Rhodes University. South Africa, and an Honorary Doctorate from Bar-llan University, Israel. In the 2015 Queen’s birthday Honour’s list, he was made a Knight’s Bachelor.

http://www.jarushub.com/dangote-cement-appoints-former-uk-prime-minister-tony-blairs-wife-as-director/

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by kilojoDesigns: 4:05pm On May 03, 2018
If she can, why not... Since the yoot are lazy

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by loanky: 5:44pm On May 03, 2018
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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by gideon1971(m): 5:44pm On May 03, 2018
How etake concern me,


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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by bolafez(m): 5:44pm On May 03, 2018
oh!
Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by mekaboy(m): 5:45pm On May 03, 2018
Sure.They need her to strengthen the ties and agreement to flood Nigerian market with American farmers products.

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Nobody: 5:45pm On May 03, 2018
Kai

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Chiedu4Trump: 5:45pm On May 03, 2018
There are no Nigerians good enough?

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by BUHARIISCURSED(m): 5:45pm On May 03, 2018
grin White get brain while black no get

Useless man

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by BruncleZuma: 5:45pm On May 03, 2018
grin grin grin grin
Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by coolcharm(m): 5:45pm On May 03, 2018
Wow... Money knows no race, religion or creed. It breaks and shatters all the rules.

Now, I confirm that every man has a price...

Me: Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos need to get on my company's board asap.

.... But I don't even have a registered company!

cheesy Lazy Nigerian Yoot! tongue

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Emac34: 5:45pm On May 03, 2018
good
Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by mmsen: 5:45pm On May 03, 2018
Her husband is a war criminal.

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Poocelebs: 5:45pm On May 03, 2018
grin
Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Giddiebabalaw(m): 5:45pm On May 03, 2018
Hmmm.. All good and Well...
Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Millz404(m): 5:46pm On May 03, 2018
That's business... It's not about ethnicity or nationality ... It's about who can do the job.... We should take this country like that and people like buhari will not see class monitor sef.

Will dangote agree to employ buhari?
Ask yourself that question next time you vote

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Tberry01(f): 5:46pm On May 03, 2018
okay

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Nobody: 5:46pm On May 03, 2018
We going international
Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Okoyiboz3: 5:46pm On May 03, 2018
Chiedu4Trump:
Their are no Nigerians good enough?

There and not Their.

Start from Primary 1 and maybe you'll be fortunate to become the Director of a motor park.

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Nobody: 5:46pm On May 03, 2018
We going international baby ;Did

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by oshe11: 5:47pm On May 03, 2018
Is she his first Director?

Or is it cos she is white and married to a former PM?
Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Therealev: 5:47pm On May 03, 2018
Cos there's no Nigerian more qualified abi? You make your products for the consumption and patronage of most (if not all Nigerians). But they're not fit to head your organization abi? Issorai.

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by niceeva: 5:49pm On May 03, 2018
Mr dogote.. there are no more Nigerians abi.......

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by CodeTemplar: 5:49pm On May 03, 2018
These global cats and their nest of power sha . . .

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by bjayx: 5:49pm On May 03, 2018
shocked
Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by olasesi(m): 5:49pm On May 03, 2018
Yeah......
Just one person profile.

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Nobody: 5:50pm On May 03, 2018
Where is Dangote HQ located?
Certainly not in UK.
So will mrs Blair be working from Uk?

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Dalamama: 5:51pm On May 03, 2018
Dangote chose to hire a Jewish man. I hope his northern Muslims brothers will not criticise him for this move.

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Epleribus: 5:51pm On May 03, 2018
Welcome development, but I would have suggested Ibukun Awosika, for the job.

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Nobody: 5:51pm On May 03, 2018
May God punish her husband and his boyfriend Bush for what they did in iraq and afghanistan

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Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Lanre4uonly(m): 5:52pm On May 03, 2018
Ok. It is noted.
Re: Dangote Cement Appoints Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s Wife As Director by Nobody: 5:52pm On May 03, 2018
Therealev:
Cos there's no Nigerian more qualified abi? You make your products for the consumption and patronage of most (if not all Nigerians). But they're not fit to head your organization abi? Issorai.
indians manage most of his businesses, and they are doing a better job than nigerians would have grin

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