[PHOTOS,PROFILE) Meet The Four Women Who Were Recently Appointed To Top Positions At Transcorp Nigeria
News spread last week of the appointment of four women into key positions by Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp).
Their names are Owen Omogiafo, Dupe Olusola, Helen Iwuchukwu, and Okaima Ohizua.
Transcorp Nigeria is a conglomerate with strategic investments and interests in the hospitality, agribusiness, power and energy sectors.
Its subsidiaries include the Transcorp Power, Transcorp Hilton, Heirs Holdings Limited, and others.
Let’s take a brief look at their profiles.
Omogiafo holds the most prestigious position with her latest appointment as President/Group CEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), with effect from March 25, 2020, where she will lead the management of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc
She holds a B.Sc. in Sociology & Anthropology from the University of Benin, with an M.Sc. in Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
An alumnus of the Lagos Business School and IESE Business School, Spain, she has been named as one of Africa’s top 100 Female CEOs.
Currently occupying the role of Managing Director/CEO at Transcorp Hotels Plc, Omogiafo has over two decades of corporate experience in organisational development, human capital management, banking, change management, and hospitality.
Owen Omogiafo was the Chief Operating Officer at the Tony Elumelu Foundation, where she oversaw the $100m Entrepreneurship Programme aimed at identifying, mentoring, funding and training 10,000 entrepreneurs over 10 years. She has also been the Director of Resources at Heirs Holdings, a family-owned investment company committed to improving lives and transforming Africa.
2. Dupe Olusola
Olusola was also appointed as the MD/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc, effective from March 25, 2020. She is currently the Group Head, Marketing at United Bank for Africa Plc with over 21 years of corporate experience.
She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Leicester and a Masters in Development Economics from the University of Kent.
She was the former MD/CEO of the Nigeria-based agricultural company, Teragro Commodities Limited. Teragro Commodities is the agribusiness subsidiary of the Nigerian conglomerate, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp Plc). She was appointed to the position in 2014.
As CEO of Teragro Commodities, she spearheaded a partnership with Coca Cola to produce Five Alive Pulpy Orange Juice making Teragro the sole local material source for the juice.
She is married to popular life coach, Lanre Olusola.
Helen Iwuchukwu was appointed as an Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Transcorp hotels. She is currently the Group Company Secretary of Transcorp Plc.
She holds an LL. B. (Hons) degree in Law and was enrolled as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1993 (BL Hons) and holds a Master of Laws degree (LL. M.) from Middlesex University Business School, London.
4. Okaima Ohizua
Currently, the Executive Director, Customer Services at Transcorp Hotels Plc, Ohizua has been appointed Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Transcorp Power Ltd.
She has over 25 years of working experience and has been key to the continued service transformation at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, since joining the Board and Management in 2013.
A graduate in law from the University of Benin and the Nigerian Law School, Okaima also holds an Advanced Management Program certificate from the Pan-African University – Lagos Business School.
She is an Associate member of WIMBIZ (Women in Management, Business, and Public Service).
Until her appointment, she served as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Heirs Holdings.