Arvind Pathak, until his latest appointment, was the Chief Operating Officer of Dangote Cement Plc. from 2018 to 2019, with more than 36 years experience in the cement industry. Prior to joining Dangote Cement Plc, he worked at Reliance Cement as CEO from 2008 to 2015. He was previously the Regional CEO of Associated Cement Company Limited, having worked most of his tenure in turning around business, operations and maintenance of plants, as well as leading important greenfield projects. He obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1980 and a postgraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Management in 1982. He has also been trained in a number of international management colleges and was a Fulbright scholar.