Valentine Ozigbo has been elevated as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Plc.He was before now, the managing director and chief executive officer of Transcorp Hotels Plc.
Similarly, the Corporation also promoted Owen Omogiafo to take over Ozigbo as the new managing director and chief executive officer of Transcorp Hotels Plc.
In a farewell and welcome dinner in honour of the duo over the weekend in Abuja, Ozigbo in his appreciation speech alluded his excellence and success as the MD/CEO of Transcorp hotels Plc to his background and great mentors whom he served under their tutelage.
The Chairman of Transcorp Hotels Plc, Emmanuel Nnorom, in his remarks appreciated Ozigbo for maintaining and deploying high-level of corporate governance and for driving positive transformation in Transcorp Hilton Abuja, and Transcorp Hotels, Calabar. He further charged him on the new responsibilities at Transcorp Plc, admonishing him to carry on the good works.
Speaking about Owen, he stressed her affinity with the vision and mandate of the Transcorp Plc group, where he exressed his confidence in her ability to take the company to enviable heights. Omogiafo in her remarks appreciated Ozigbo and the Hilton management team for leaving behind a solid foundation for her to build on.
She said: “I am well aware that I am stepping into big shoes, but they are solid shoes and they have a strong foundation. I am also aware of the company’s responsibilities to all its key stakeholders, and I’ll be working with the team members to execute them excellently.”
The glamorous event featured different presentations from classical music, award presentations, and vote of confidence speeches from notable personalities, who were present to honour these icons.They include former Governor and Chairman, Board of Directors, Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Charles Soludo, and Vice President Operations, Africa and Indian Ocean, Hilton Worldwide, Jan Van Der Putten among others.