Adenike Fajemirokun is a renowned risk management and insurance specialist with over 18 years of diverse experience. As the Group Executive Director, Special Duties, for the Office of the President and Group Chief Risk Officer at the Dangote Group, she manages and coordinates the executive office of the Group President, while also overseeing the risk management functions for the Group and its various businesses.
With a B.Eng. in Civil, Structural and Fire Engineering and a Ph.D in Risk-Informed Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK, Adenike has a proven track record of developing and implementing risk management strategies in financial, engineering, manufacturing, and other industries. She is a Fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and a Specialist member (SIRM) of the Global Institute of Risk Management.
Fajemirokun’s previous roles include serving in top management positions at Deutsche Bank AG, UK and working as a front office quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs in London and New York.
She founded and headed AFRisk Management Consultants Limited, where she developed enterprise risk management frameworks for major institutions such as the Central Bank of Nigeria, First Bank Nigeria, and AIICO Insurance Plc.
As a visiting professor at the University of Manchester, UK, Adenike has received global recognition for her work with the Operational Risk data Exchange Association (ORX) and Institute of Risk Management, UK.
She is currently a member of the Lagos State Research and Innovation Council and serves on several boards of Nigerian companies.
Adenike is an expert in driving business growth and governance through effective risk management strategies.
As Dangote Industries’ Group Chief Risk Officer, she leads enterprise-wide risk management strategies for all businesses and subsidiaries. Furthermore, she also manages governance and enterprise risk programs to align Dangote Group’s risk profile with business objectives.
That is not all there is to Adenike. She is also the Founder and Director, AFRisk Management Consultants Limited, where it is about developing and implementing enterprise risk management frameworks for major institutions in Nigeria, including Central Bank of Nigeria, First Bank Nigeria, and AIICO Insurance Plc.
Fajemirokun holds a Ph.D. in Quantified Risk Modeling: Risk Informed Engineering from the University of Manchester, which has developed her expertise in risk assessment, quantification, and modeling techniques.
During her time at the university, she worked alongside leading experts in Risk Informed Engineering and gained practical experience through real-world projects.
Her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Manchester shaped her understanding of engineering principles, particularly in civil, structural, and fire engineering.