Management


ValMR. VALENTINE OZIGBO, MD/CEO

Valentine Ozigbo is the Manging Director and CEO of Transnational Hotels and Tourism Services Ltd, which owns Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja and Transcorp Metropolitan Hotels and Conferencing Limited, owner of Transcorp Hotels Calabar. He is a banker and accountant with over 20 years of experience in commercial, retail, investment and international banking.

Valentine graduated from Lancaster University, UK, where he received a Distinction in M.Sc Finance. He also has an MBA in Banking & Finance and a B.Sc in Accounting both from the University of Nigeria (UNN).

Prior to joining Transcorp, Valentine was General Manager and Divisional Head in charge of Global Transaction Banking at Keystone Bank Plc, successor to Bank PHB. He covered product development, international business, global trade and eBusiness. Before then, he was the Divisional Head of International Banking and Head of Global Strategic Alliances at United Bank for Africa Plc. Valentine has also worked with FSB Int. Bank Plc, now Fidelity Bank Plc, Continental Trust Bank Ltd, now part of UBA and Diamond Bank Plc.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

OkaimaOKAIMA OHIZUA, Executive Director

Okaima Ohizua is the Executive Director of Transcorp Hotels Plc.  She is a qualified lawyer from the University of Benin, the Nigerian Law School and has an Advanced Management Program Certificate from the Pan-African University – Lagos Business School.

Until her appointment, she served as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, and was responsible for providing support to the Chairman and assisting with the co-ordination and implementation of goals of Heirs Holdings’ investee companies for greater effectiveness in the office of the Chairman.

Before she joined the Heirs Group, she had served in various capacities within the financial services sector with institutions such as United Bank for Africa Plc, where she was Director for Customer Service. Prior to that, she was at Citi Group for over 15years, leaving as an Assistant Vice President and Head of Electronic Banking & Implementation. Other areas she held senior management positions in were in Sales and Products, and CitiService.


elumaroKUNLE ELUMARO, CFO

Adekunle Elumaro is the Chief Financial Officer of Transcorp Hotels Plc. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Accounting from University of Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State in 1999. He graduated with First Class Honours.

Adekunle started his professional career with Ernst & Young in 2001. He had both tax and audit experience before joining Nestle Nigeria Plc and Neptune Software Plc where he gained both financial accounting and information technology experiences respectively. He returned to professional practice in 2005 with Deloitte. At Deloitte, Adekunle worked as a financial adviser for 7 years advising organizations across industries. His professional skills range from valuation, due diligence, financial modelling, forensic auditing, and special financial investigation to buy side/sell side advisory.

He joined Transcorp Hotels Plc in 2012 as the CFO. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration. He is a level 3 Candidate of Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute. He completed his Masters degree in Management from Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja in July 2017. He also has a Master degree in Management from Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja.

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HELEN IWUCHUKWU, Group Company Secretary

Helen Iwuchukwu is the Group Company Secretary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp). Consequently, she serves as Company Secretary to 4 active Companies within the Transcorp Group including Transcorp Hotels Plc and Transcorp Power Limited. Helen joined Transcorp Plc in 2006 and has held a number of sensitive and senior positions at Transcorp and its subsidiaries in different capacities. She was previously the Company Secretary / Legal Adviser for Transcorp Group from October 2009 to February 2012. She holds an LL.B (Hons) degree in Law from Abia State University. She was enrolled as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigerian in 1993 (BL Hons) and holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Middlesex University Business School, London. She specialises in Employment Law. Helen is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and has acquired 25 years of professional work experience both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom in legal advisory, corporate law, corporate governance, administration, human capital management and government relationship management.

 

ireneIRENE NWANKWO, Head of Internal Audit

Irene earned a Second Class upper degree (BSc) in Microbiology and Brewing from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. She is a Certied Internal Auditor (CIA), Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Financial Service Auditor (CFSA). Irene is a seasoned consultant on corporate governance best practice having been certied by the Institute for International Research (IIR) in conjunction with the George Washington University School of Business on Corporate Governance Best Practices.

Irene began her career as an Analyst in KPMG Professional Services, one of the internationally recognised “Big Four” accounting firms. Prior to joining Transcorp Hotels, she had risen to the position of Assistant Manager in the Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Services Unit of the rm and was responsible for overseeing, managing and coordinating engagements and project teams.

She has varied relevant experience in internal audit and control, quality assurance, compliance and process reviews, and accounting/nancial reporting. Irene is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She is also a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Institute of the Credit Administrators (FICA).

 

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PETER DONNELLAN – Project Director

Peter Donnellan is the Project Director at Transcorp Hotels Plc. He is a Civil Engineering graduate and is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Law, LLM specializing in Construction and Arbitration. In addition to these, he also holds a number of degrees and ​ certifications in various disciplines including  Logistics Management, Electronic Engineering and Business Management.

​Peter has over 25 years experience in large capital projects which includes but not limited to building of hotels and resorts, shopping malls, railroads, ports, power plants, bridges, housing and commercial buildings. He​ started his career at Mcinerney Construction, Portugal where he worked as a junior Project Manager after which he worked with Bovis Lendlease as General Manager, Infrastructure Division. Until recently, he worked with Halliburton in Brazil where he was responsible for setting up all cost reporting procedures and reports​;​ advising and assisting the Client and the Employer’s Project Manager (PM) in administering the terms of the b​uilding c​ontract during operations on Site and financial reporting.

Peter has achieved the delivery of 27 hotels and resorts in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, London, Portugal, Spain and Jordan.