COUNCIL MEMBER PROFILE 

Engr. Muhammad Daggash
Ordinary Member

Engr. Muhammad Daggash is a seasoned technocrat. He has just completed a two year stint as Vice-President, Strategic Projects & Government Relations for Lafarge Nigeria. He was until the end of July 2011 the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Ashaka Cement Plc and holds the record of being the longest serving Chief Executive Officer in the history of the company having spent over 20 years in that capacity. 

​Prior to joining AshakaCem in 1991, he was the pioneer Assistant General Manager (Properties Division) with the Nigerian Provident Fund / Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund for one year. He had served as the Honourable Commissioner for Works and Housing in the former combined Borno state ( Borno & Yobe ) for two years. He was Director for Projects Implementation for four years with Ashamu Group, an indigenous conglomerate with businesses ranging from real estate and agribusiness to pharmaceuticals, civil explosives and shipping. He has also worked as a structural analyst for two years in an American construction company, Lee Pare and Associates, Providence, Rhode Island.

He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the prestigious Ivy League, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, and an MSc in Engineering Management from Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA. He has attended several management and business courses over the years from renowned institutions such as Henley, Ashridge, INSEAD, IESA and LBS Lagos. ​He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He was a member of the technical committee for Vision 20:2020 programme of the Federal Government and had been for many years,  the Chairman of Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria. 

Now in semi-retirement he is engaged in private consulting for the cement industry and does some real estate construction and private business. He is happily married and lives with his family in Lagos.
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