Ramesh Hathiramani – Group Chairman
Born in West Africa in 1950, his career spans over four decades of fruitful endeavour. As a young graduate, and himself an entrepreneur at heart, he commenced his own trading operations in the early 70s. Some years later, breaking away from the tradition of dealing in general merchandise, he laid the foundations of his first pharmaceutical manufacturing unit. The seed of what was to become the Dana Group of Companies was sown and over the years he began diversifying into new fields, specialising in the MNC dominated field of industrial chemicals. Further expansions into new industries continued alongside a growing portfolio of trading operations, popularising the Dana brand as a name synonymous with quality and affordability, and also representing world-class brands in Nigeria and the Sub-Saharan region. His business enterprise and acumen have resulted into a well diversified and financially strong Group of Companies recognised as a foremost business house in Nigeria with a firm industrial base
Jacky Hathiramani – Group Managing Director
As the Group Managing Director, Jacky has to his credit many business innovations that have enabled Dana Group to successfully foray into diversified fields in new product lines. An honours graduate in Business Administration from European Business School of London, he has, since 1997 been responsible for strategically directing the Group in building a formidable niche in Nigeria as a conglomerate dealing within several sectors of the economy. He has steered the Dana Group to its current status as a leading player and his presence has seen the Group increase its turnover manifold. The drive into Automobiles and Steel has assured success, which has been further augmented by the recently established FMCG factory for Milk Powder packaging and Instant Noodles. The upcoming new Rice Mill and Steel Rolling Mill has been added to his portfolio.
Gautam Hathiramani – Group Executive Director
With an Honours Degree in Business Administration from the European Business School and various internships in international trade and the pharmaceutical manufacturing arena, Gautam Hathiramani joined the Group's mainstream operations in Nigeria in 1999. At first involved with the pharmaceutical division, he then took charge of Dana Plast and was also responsible for the Group's initial foray into the FMCG market with the launch of Aquadana water. Consistent attention to product quality and development has led to Dana being established as a trusted household name. With this seal of quality and dynamic management, Dana is set to roll out further expansion plans to bring more products to its customers.
Adedolapo Atekoja – Non Executive Director
Adedolapo graduated from the university of Ibadan, Nigeria, Where he obtained a B.Sc. degree in Economics. He is a Management Consultant and currently the Managing Director of Hadley Consulting Limited. His areas of expertise span across business and financial strategy, design and implementation. He was the former Managing Director of Equitorial Trust Bank Limited and has over twenty years experience in the Nigerian banking sector. Adedolapo joined the Board of Directors of Dana Group with effect from December 18, 2009. He has indeed brought his wealth of experience into play in his contribution to the progress of the Group.
Francis holds a Diploma in Banking from the Associate Institute of Bankers (AIB), South West, London College. He also has a Cerificate in Administrative Management from South West College, London. A well established and successfull businessman, Francis has a business in Oil & Gas, Telecom, Pharmaceuticals, Leisure, Trading and FMCG among others. He joined the Board of Directors of Dana Group with effect from December 18, 2009. He is also a member of the Audit Commitee of Dana Group of Companies Plc. Francis has played a vital role in the development of the Group over the years.
Francis Ogboro – Non Executive Director