Arabian Hospitality
Investment Conference

Part of FHS

25-27 September | Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Speaker profile

Dupe Olusola

Transcorp Hotels

Mrs. Dupe Olusola is the Managing Director/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc. where she oversees the Company's strategic objectives at its properties, Transcorp Hilton Abuja and Transcorp Hotels Calabar.

Dupe Olusola has over 21 years corporate experience spanning various sectors locally and internationally. Prior to joining Transcorp Hotels, Dupe was the Group Head, Marketing for United Bank for Africa Plc., one of Africa's leading financial services providers.

Prior to this, she was the Group Head Embassies, Multilaterals and Development Organizations (EMDOs) and Global Investors Services (GIS). Through her leadership, there was meritorious expansion in the Bank’s stake in the EMDOs & GIS sector across Africa and beyond.

Dupe has a deep knowledge of several corporate and retail market economies. Before joining UBA, Dupe had a distinguished career as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Teragro Commodities Limited (an indigenous agricultural company). She spearheaded a partnership with Coca Cola to produce Five Alive Pulpy Orange Juice, making Teragro the sole local material source for the juice in Nigeria.

Her professional experience spans various sectors in capacities that encompass private equity from African Capital Alliance, investments and SME experience from Growing Business Foundation, Bloomberg Financial Markets UK, SecTrust (now Afriinvest), Transcorp Corporation and Northern Trust Corporation of Chicago, UK.

Dupe studied Economics at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom and obtained her M.Sc. in Development Economics from the University of Kent. She is Prince 2, PMP and Investor Management Certified (all UK). She is passionate about women development and empowerment, economic development of under-developed countries and financial inclusion for the disadvantaged in the society. She was named on Ventures Africa’s 10 Most Influential Nigerian CEOs of 2015.