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Owen Omogiafo’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Owen Omogiafo is the newly appointed President/GCEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp Plc). Her appointment would be effective from the 25th of March, 2020. Before now, she used to be the company’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Owen Omogiafo Background

In 1981, a shining star was born in the ancient city of Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Owen Omogiafo has her descent from Benin City, where she also had her primary, secondary, and university education. Her parents taught her to know that a good name is better than riches. That simple principle has been a guide in her life’s journey. 

Educational Background

Owen Omogiafo obtained a B.Sc. degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Benin and an M.Sc. degree in Human Resources from London School of Economics and Political Science.

In addition, she is a Harvard trained executive, a certified Change Manager, from Prosci Institute, USA, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK.

Owen Omogiafo Career

Mrs. Owen commenced her career as the relationship manager of the bond bank in 2003. In 2004, she became the HP consultant at Accenture and left to become the HR Advisor of the United Bank for Africa in 2008.

Subsequently, in 2010, Owen Omogiafo became the HR Director of Heirs Holdings Ltd and later became the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

In 2018, Mrs. Owen left the foundation to assume the role of Executive Director at the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp Plc). Once again, Owen Omogiafo attained a great feat in her career.

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, Transcorp Plc announced her as the new President/GCEO of the company. Owen Omogiafo has proven beyond doubt that hard work and consistency truly pa. Her appointment would take effect from the 25th of March 2020.

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp Plc)

The Transnational Corporation of Nigeria was incorporated on the 16th of November 2004. The company currently has a shareholder base of about 300,000 investors listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

The focus of the company is to acquire and manage strategic businesses that create long term shareholder returns and socio-economic impact. Its core business interest is geared towards the power, energy, hospitality, and agricultural sector.

Notable businesses of the company include Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja; Transcorp Hotels, Calabar; Teragro Commodities Limited, operator of Teragro Benfruit Plant – Nigeria’s first-of-its-kind juice concentrate plant; Transcorp Power, and Transcorp Energy Limited.

Memberships And Boards

  • Member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria
  • Owen Omogiafo is a member of the Board of Avon Healthcare, where she sits on the Board of Finance, Investment and Risk Committee.
  • She is on the Board of Audit and Governance, in a Non-Executive capacity.

Owen Omogiafo Awards

  • Named one of Africa’s Top 100 Female CEOs.
  • Transcorp Plc was named Africa’s Leading Business Hotel at the prestigious World Travel Awards, under her administration as Executive Director – 2019
  • The hotel received the Signum Virtutis (Seal of Excellence) in the Hotels Sector at the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards – 2019
  • Africa Special Award at the Seven Stars Business Hotel – 2019

Owen Omogiafo Quotes

“Great leaders build on the legacy of others.”

“Be prepared and be ready to speak up on your preparedness.”

“…Building and managing an effective management team to
oversee and drive the company’s financial performance, investments and other business
ventures is critical.”

“…Our nation can be transformed when we all contribute our quota to its development.”

“Hospitality and tourism are global driving forces for any country’s economy, they contribute to the transformation of a country not only by the income it generates for the nation, but also by the number of employments it creates and more.”

“…Tourism and hospitality can sustain a nation and can transform Nigeria.”

“My take on resolutions is that we approach them with caution – set realistic goals and action plans for achieving those goals…”

“When you miss milestones, do not throw out the goal
completely, rather take stock and keep on the journey.”

“Life is a mixed party and we celebrate each day…”

“I hope my story will inspire other women to just go for it,
to never shrink themselves and to put out a hand for the next woman or man…”

“Money means empowerment. It is an asset that needs to be carefully managed over time, both in how you spend and invest it…”

“…From my association, reading, and observation, I will say – invest your money wisely whilst you are young and fit, so it is able to keep you empowered in your old age.”