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Dupe Olusola | Nigeria | Grateful Heart

Entrepreneur | Managing Director/CEO at Transcorp Hotels Plc

Owners of @hiltonabuja and @aurabytranscorp

Philanthropist | Community Leader


Meet, Dupe Olusola; Managing Director/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc, a leading hospitality brand in Africa, recognized for its award-winning Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and Transcorp Hotels Calabar. She took on this pivotal role in March 2020, becoming the second woman to lead the organization. Before joining Transcorp Hotels, Dupe served as the Group Head of Marketing at United Bank for Africa (UBA), where she played a key role in developing and delivering integrated strategies for UBA Group's bank and non-bank subsidiaries.


Her career journey includes being the Managing Director and CEO of Teragro Commodities Limited, an indigenous agricultural company. During her tenure, she successfully led a partnership with Coca Cola to produce Five Alive Pulpy Orange Juice, positioning Teragro as the exclusive local material source for the juice in Nigeria. Dupe's professional experience spans various sectors, both locally and internationally.



She has worked with Bloomberg Financial Markets UK, Northern Trust Corporation, African Capital Alliance, and Transcorp Corporation, gaining expertise in private equity, investments, and SME management.


Dupe Olusola studied Economics at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, and earned her M.Sc. in Development Economics from the University of Kent. She holds certifications in Prince 2, PMP, and Investor Management from the UK. Passionate about women's development, empowerment, economic development in underdeveloped countries, and financial inclusion for the disadvantaged, Dupe has been recognized globally.


She was listed on Ventures Africa's "10 Most Influential Nigerian CEOs of 2015" and has received honors such as being featured in Leading Ladies Africa/YNaija's "100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria" list. Besides her professional commitments, she actively engages in social services and is the founder of Forty For Good, a volunteering initiative.


As the Managing Director/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc, Dupe Olusola oversees the strategic operations of the flagship Transcorp Hilton Abuja and Transcorp Hotels Calabar.


In 2021, she launched Aura by Transcorp Hotels, an online platform for booking accommodation, food, and experiences, showcasing her commitment to innovation and enhancing customer experience in the hospitality industry.


Her remarkable journey, from her early education in Queen's College, Lagos, to becoming a recognized leader in the hospitality sector, reflects her dedication to excellence and positive impact in various professional capacities.


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LinkedIn: Dupe Olusola


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