Dupe Olusola

Dupe Olusola is a dynamic, results-oriented leader with over 22 years of corporate experience spanning various sectors locally and internationally. She has a track record of building profitable businesses and delivering superior performance. Dupe Olusola became the CEO of Transcorp Hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic and successfully led the company back to profitability, with its share price growing more than 600 percent over the past year.

With deep knowledge of corporate and retail market economics, expertise in identifying opportunities, delivering strong revenues and profits, and positioning businesses for sustainable growth in competitive markets, Dupe Olusola has continued to leverage her business acumen and impressive networking skills. Under her leadership, Transcorp Hilton Abuja has maintained its status as the place to hold major events of international repute and the accommodation of choice for the most respected individuals in business and government.

In November 2023, Transcorp Hilton Abuja set up marquees within its premises to host events that its venues could not accommodate, thus reinforcing its position as the most-preferred choice for holding events in the country. This innovative approach to retaining guests when fully booked is representative of Dupe Olusola’s unending drive to lead the company to greater heights. Under her leadership, the company delivered a revenue growth of 47 percent to N31.4 billion in 2022, up from the N21.4 billion recorded in 2021. This impressive achievement is the highest revenue generated since the inception of the hotel and has set the group above its pre-COVID performance levels. Transcorp Hotels has continued to record strong growth within the year, even as the world continues to wrestle with challenging events and a changing risk landscape.

Transcorp Hotels Plc, Transcorp Hilton Abuja, and Dupe Olusola herself have been recognized on different global stages this year. The awards include Booking.com’s Traveller Review Award 2023, Five World Travel Awards, World Luxury Hotel Awards, and two Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards for Transcorp Hilton Abuja. Transcorp Hotels Plc also won the Brand Communicator’s Most Outstanding Hospitality brand, while Dupe Olusola won the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards’ CEO of the Year 2023.

Dupe Olusola is not only a trailblazer in the corporate and hospitality sectors but also a mother, balancing her successful career with her role as a dedicated parent.

Job: CEO, Transcorp Hotels
Location: Nigeria
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