Have you ever wondered who was the main game changer in how Transcorp Hotels Plc became a thriving hospitality enterprise known all across Nigeria? Then you are just about to find out because today’s article on carmart.ng is about the immediate past president and CEO of Transcorp Plc; Valentine Ozigbo
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Brief Profile Of Valentine Ozigbo
Valentine Ozigbo is a Nigerian entrepreneur, banker, philanthropist, and politician, and one of the Richest Igbo Men in Nigeria. He was the president and Chief Executive Officer of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (or Transcorp). Transcorp is a conglomerate (multi-industry company), with strategic investments and core interests in the hospitality, agribusiness, and energy sectors.
Here is a brief profile of Valentine Ozigbo:
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|Full name:||Valentine Chineto “Val” Ozigbo|
|Date of birth:||20th July, 1970|
|Place of birth:||Anambra|
|Parents:||Mr. Andrew Ozigbo (father) and Christiana Ozigbo (mother)|
|Spouse:||Mary-Callista Ojiugo Ozigbo|
|Children:||Mario Obioma Ugochukwu, Chimdi Angello, Mitchel Chima, Valerie Chioma|
|Education:||Christ the Redeemer College, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Lancaster University, United Kingdom|
|known for:||CEO Transcorp Hotels PLC|
|Net worth:||$1.2 Billion|
Valentine Ozigbo Early Life And Education
Valentine Ozigbo grew up in the South Eastern part of Nigeria, Anambra to be precise where he had his early Education. He was born on the 20th of July, 1970 to Mr. Andrew Ozigbo (father) and Christiana Ozigbo (mother).
Having always been a bright student, Valentine Ozigbo bagged various awards and prizes during the course of his education. He attended Christ the Redeemer College, Amesi, Anambra State for his early Education. He often represented his school in different competitions. After completing his secondary school Education, He gained admission to study Accounting at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and graduated in 1994 as the best student in both Accounting and Business Administration. He graduated with a First-Class degree (honours), the best in his department and the entire faculty during that academic session
Seeking to gain more academic and professional expertise, Valentine Ozigbo went on to obtain his MBA in Banking and Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2000. In 2003, he won a Chevening Scholarship to study Finance at UK’s Lancaster University, graduating in 2004 with a Distinction.
He has also obtained professional qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (1998), the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (2000), and Institute of Credit Administration (2015).
Valentine Ozigbo Career
Before joining Transcorp Plc, Valentine Ozigbo has worked with various top ranking organizations including Diamond Bank, Bank PHB, Continental Trust Bank, NAL Merchant Bank, Standard Trust Bank, FSB International Bank and United Bank for Africa. Check out important timelines involved in his professional banking career:
- He was Head of Commercial Banking at Diamond Bank Plc for five years between 1995 and 2000.
- From 2000 to 2001, he worked as a Business Manager at United Bank for Africa
- Between 2001 and 2003, Mr. Ozigbo was the Acting Regional Director of FSB International Bank.
- He later left this role and returned to United Bank for Africa in 2004, where he worked for four years as Head of International Banking.
- In 2008, he left United Bank for Africa for Keystone Bank where he served as the General Manager of the bank’s Global Transaction operation.
Having succeeded and gained much experience in previous job roles, Valentine Ozigbo was ready to face a new venture and take up more responsibilities. From October 2011 to December 2018, he was the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Hotels Plc where he helped shape the company and took it to higher heights. Impressive breakthroughs during his time at Transcorp was that he single handedly developed and managed two successful hotels in Port Harcourt and Lagos worth over $600 Million with a capacity spanning 5000 capacity. He was also involved in the building of luxury apartments and the upgrade of existing hotels with additional retail facilities. The developments reportedly cost $500 million.
Valentine Ozigbo Awards And Recognition
One cannot be talented and successful without being recognized. Owing to years of a successful career, Valentine OZIGBO has received various awards and recognitions.
Faculty Prize for Best Final Year Student, Faculty of Business Administration 1992/93 (University of Nigeria) • Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Prize to the Best Graduating Student in Accountancy (University of Nigeria)
- Departmental Prize for Best Final Year Student in the Department of Accountancy, 1992/93 session (University of Nigeria).
- Peter Ajose Alli-Idowu Prize to the Best All-Round Student in Accountancy, 1992/93 Session (Peter Ajose Alli-Idowu).
- State Patron-Ship (Hatman Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria/2015).
- Service Excellence (Hospitality and Tourism Sector Excellence) (Institute for Service Excellence and Good Governance -Confers/2016).
- Seven Stars CEO of the Year (Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards/2016).
- Outstanding Leadership in Hospitality Operations and Management Awards (National Tourism Transport Summit and Expo Awards/2018).
- Tourism Personality of the year 2018 (Miss Tourism Nigeria/2018).
- Excellence in Hospitality Awards (Nigeria Bar Association/2018).
- Seven Stars Personality of the year (Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards/2019).
Valentine Ozigbo Family
Valentine Ozigbo is happily married to Mary-Callista Ojiugo Ozigbo. The union is blessed with three sons (Mario Obioma Ugochukwu, Chimdi Angello, and Mitchel Chima) and one daughter (Valerie Chioma).
Valentine Ozigbo Politics
Valentine Ozigbo is involved in Politics and he is a member of the People’s Democratic party. He is currently aspiring to be the Governor of Anambra State.
Valentine Ozigbo House
As at the time of this writing, there is no record of the total number of houses he owns. However, he lives in Lagos.
Valentine Ozigbo Net Worth
Although the total net worth of Valentin Ozigbo has not yet been officially announced. However, going by his assets, properties and wealth; we estimate his net worth to be about $1.2 Billion.
Valentine Ozigbo Cars
Valentine Ozigbo is a politician and wealthy businessman; it’s safe to say that he has the wealth to buy the best of cars. Check out the cars Valentine Ozigbo should have in his garage;
Rolls-Royce Wraith Grand Tourer Coupe
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Lexus LX 570
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Toyota Land Cruiser
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Valentine Ozigbo Social Media Handles:
Valentine Ozigbo is active online, especially on his Twitter and Instagram. You can connect with him to glean from his wealth of insight and knowledge.
Twitter @ValentineOzigbo Instagram @ valyntino