Owen Omogiafo is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Hotels Plc where she is responsible for driving positive transformation in Transcorp Hilton Abuja and Transcorp Hotels Calabar. Prior to joining Transcorp Hotels Plc, Omogiafo was the Executive Director, Corporate Services at Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp).
Transcorp is Nigeria’s leading conglomerate with investment in Power, Hospitality and Oil & Gas. Prior to joining Transcorp in July 2018, Owen was the Chief Operating Officer at the Tony Elumelu Foundation, where she oversaw the $100m Programme aimed at identifying, mentoring and funding 10,000 entrepreneurs over 10 years. She has also been the Director of Resources at Heirs Holdings, a family-owned investment company chaired by Tony O. Elumelu CON. Owen’s past experience includes working at the United Bank for Africa Plc, as HR Advisor to the GMD/CEO and at Accenture as an Organisation and Human Performance Consultant, specializing in Change Management.
A Harvard trained executive, Owen is a certified Change Manager (Prosci Institute, USA) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK. She holds a B.Sc. in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Benin and an M.Sc. in Human Resources from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Owen is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria and a member of the Board of Avon Healthcare, where she sits on the Board Finance, Investment and Risk Committee and Board Audit & Governance, in a Non-Executive
Owen was in 2019 recognized by Leading Ladies Africa as one of the Leading Ladies in Corporate Nigeria, by The Guardian as one of Nigeria’s 100 most inspirational women and has also been named in the YNaija! Power List for