Rabiu Abdullahi Umar joined DCP as Group Sales and Marketing Director with over 20 years experience in senior and executive functions within the downstream Petroleum and Cement manufacturing sectors with a focus on transformational leadership. Rabiu started his career in Oando Plc and rapidly rose to hold different management roles within the marketing business and led the Sales and Marketing Transformation plan successfully.
In 2014 he moved to Lafarge Africa as the Energy and Power Director and subsequently managed Strategy and Business Development portfolio for West Africa in addition,where he led the development and execution of critical projects within Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroun. In 2016 he became the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Ashaka Cement Plc and spearheaded the turnaround of the business until his departure in 2019 to join Dangote Industries Ltd as Group Chief Commercial Officer.
A graduate of Accounting from Bayero University Kano and an Alumnus of Harvard Business School. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors.