Transnational Corporation Plc.
Owen Omogiafo is the President and Group CEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. Before her appointment, she served as the MD/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc where she was responsible for driving positive transformation both in Transcorp Hilton Abuja andTranscorp Hotels Calabar.
Owen has over two decades of corporate experience in organisational development, human capital management, banking, change management, hospitality, and energy. She was the Chief Operating Officer at the Tony Elumelu Foundation, before joining the Transcorp group, where she oversaw the $100m Programme aimed at identifying, mentoring, and funding 10,000 entrepreneurs over 10 years. She also worked as the Director of Resources at Heirs Holdings Limited, a family-owned investment company chaired by Tony O. Elumelu, CON.
Her experience includes working at the United Bank for Africa as HR Advisor to the GMD/CEO, and at Accenture as an Organization and Human Performance Consultant, specializing in Change Management. She sits on the Board of Avon Healthcare Limited in a Non-Executive capacity and is a member of the Finance, Investment& Risk Committee as well as the Audit & Governance Committee of the company.
Owen holds a BS.c in Sociology & Anthropology from the University of Benin, an M.Sc. in Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and IESE Business School, Spain. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development,
UK, a certified Change Manager with the Prosci Institute, USA, a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars.
In recognition of her many contributions to the economic and social development of Nigeria, Owen has won numerous awards. To mention a few, in 2018 she was named in the YNaija! Power List for Corporate Nigeria while in 2019, she was recognized as one of the Top 100 Female CEOs in Africa by Reset Global People as well as one of Nigeria’s Leading Ladies in Corporate Nigeria by Leading Ladies Africa; and was also recognized by The Guardian Newspapers as one of Nigeria’s 100 most inspirational women. In 2020, Owen was listed among 100 Most Influential African Women by the Avalanche Media Group and was also recognized as one of 2020’s Top CEOs and received a “Next Bulls” award by Business Day Media and the Nigerian Stock Exchange. This award category recognized CEOs of listed companies who through sound strategy, disciplined execution, world-class governance, and a customer-first ethos have delivered competitive shareholder value on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. In 2021, Owen was recognized as a Top 30 SAWIL Trailblazer for her pioneering work in Transformation, promoting diversity and Shaping Africa’s future. She was also honored with the Woman of Impact award by VIP Magazine, for her contributions to Nigeria and humanity.
In 2022, Owen was recognized by Leading Ladies Africa as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria and by Herconomy as Corporate Leader of the Year. Most recently, Owen was recognized by H.E. Governor Babajide Sanwa-Olu, Governor of Lagos state as one of the Eko 100 Women in 2022. She was also recognised by Africa.com on its 2022 Definitive List of Women CEOs across the 24 Stock Exchanged in Africa. This list identifies women who are leading companies with revenue of $100m or more, or a market capitalisation of $150m or more.