The Dangote Group is a Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate, founded by Aliko Dangote. The group employs more than 30,000 people, generating revenue in excess of US$4.1 billion in 2017.
The company was founded in 1981 as a trading enterprise, importing sugar, cement, rice, fisheries and other consumer goods for distribution in the Nigerian market. The group moved into manufacturing in the 1990s, starting with textiles, moving onto flour milling, salt processing, and sugar refining by the end of the decade.
The group now owns and operates over 18 subsidiaries, operating in ten African countries. Dangote Cement is one of these subsidiaries that is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, with its market capitalization accounting for almost 20 percent of the total capitalization of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Dangote Group is headquartered in Lagos.