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TEXEM commends Transcorp Hotels boss for emerging CEO of the year

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By Funmilayo Adeyemi

Dupe Olusola, CEO of Transcorp Hotels and alumnus of the United Kingdom based leadership development firm, TEXEM UK, has been commended for emerging CEO of the year 2023.

In a statement on its website www.texem.co.uk, TEXEM’s Director Special Projects, Caroline Lucas said Olusola stands out as a beacon of inspiration in the dynamic world of corporate leadership, where excellence is often measured by innovation.

Lucas said that as the esteemed CEO of Transcorp Hotels, and a trailblazing leader, Olusola’s outstanding achievements and unwavering dedication have propelled her to the pinnacle of success.

She said the achievements also earned her the prestigious title of CEO of the Year 2023 by LEADERSHIP Awards.

Lucas said Olusola’s journey to this remarkable achievement is a testament to her exceptional leadership skills.

“Taking the helm of Transcorp Hotels during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, she exhibited unparalleled resilience and strategic acumen, steering the company back to profitability.

“Under her visionary leadership, Transcorp Hotels has become the foremost hospitality brand in Nigeria, achieving a remarkable share price growth of more than 600 percent over the past year.

“For Dupe Olusola, leadership is not just about managing a business; it’s about fostering a culture of innovation, driving growth, and delivering value to stakeholders,” the TEXEM director said.

Lucas said Olusola’s commitment to excellence is reflected in Transcorp Hotels’ impressive revenue growth of 47 percent to N31.4 billion in 2022, setting new benchmarks and surpassing pre-COVID performance levels.

“The accolades bestowed upon Transcorp Hotels and Dupe Olusola are not just mere recognitions; they are a celebration of exceptional leadership and business acumen.

“From Booking.com’s Traveller Review Award 2023 to World Luxury Hotel Awards, Dupe Olusola’s leadership has garnered international acclaim.

“Dupe Olusola’s commitment to lifelong learning is evident in her active participation in the TEXEM programme, “Strategic Leadership in Difficult Times,” held in March 2017,” she recalled.

Lucas said the dedication to continuous improvement by Olusola has undoubtedly contributed to her success in navigating complex business landscapes.

“In addition to her corporate achievements, Dupe Olusola embodies the spirit of a modern woman successfully juggling multiple roles.

“As a passionate mother and wife, she exemplifies that women can excel in both their careers and personal lives.

“Her ability to maintain a work-life balance serves as an inspiration to women aspiring to reach the pinnacle of their professions without compromising their family life,” she said.

Lucas said beyond her corporate achievements, Olusola’s commitment to societal development and empowerment is noteworthy.

“From founding the non-profit organisation Forty for Good to her advocacy for women in leadership positions, she is a true catalyst for positive change.

“In celebrating Dupe Olusola as the CEO of the Year 2023, we honor not only her remarkable achievements but also her visionary leadership that continues to shape the future of Transcorp Hotels and the hospitality industry at large.

“Dupe Olusola is more than a CEO; she is a trailblazer, an advocate for women’s empowerment, and a symbol of excellence in leadership,” she said. (NAN)

Edited by Razak Owolabi

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