Owen Diana Omogiafo is a business executive and strategist from Nigeria. She is the President and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Transnational Corporation (Transcorp) of Nigeria, a diversified conglomerate with strategic investments in the power, hospitality, and oil and gas industries.
She is Transcorp’s first female President/CEO and by the appointment became the youngest CEO of a top company listed on the Nigerian Exchange Group.
Owen Omogiafo’s journey
Owen Omogiafo was born in Benin City on May 28, 1980, and received her early education at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Demonstration Secondary School UDSS, Benin City. And earned a B.Sc. in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Benin.
She then went on to the London School of Economics and Political Science to pursue a Masters degree in Human Resources. She went on to study at the Lagos Business School and the IESE Business School in Spain.
Omogiafo previously served as the MD/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc, where she was responsible for driving positive transformation at both Transcorp Hilton Abuja and Transcorp Hotels Calabar.
She now leads a diversified conglomerate with assets in power, hotels, and upstream oil and gas, with subsidiaries such as Transcorp Power, Transcorp Hilton, and Heirs Holdings Limited.
Owen Omogiafo’s exploits have not gone unnoticed. She has been named one of Africa’s top 100 female CEOs, among many other honors.
The Women’s Hub of Business Day (Nigeria) also named her one of the 50 Most Inspiring Nigerian Women.
In 2018, Omogiafo was named to the YNaija – Power List for Corporate Nigeria, as well as the 50 Leading Ladies in Corporate Nigeria (put together by Leading Ladies Africa).
Omogiafo serves on several boards, including Transcorp Power Limited, Transcorp Hotels Plc, and Avon Healthcare Limited, where she serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board’s Finance, Investment & Risk Committee, and Audit & Governance Committee.
Omogiafo serves on the Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC).
The CEO is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom and a Certified Change Manager with the Prosci Institute in the United States. She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Directors (IoD).
She is regarded as one of Nigeria’s youngest but most outstanding CEOs, and her tenacity in building her career over the last two decades is admirable.