Valentine Ozigbo is a Nigerian business executive. He is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria-based hospitality company, Transcorp Hotels Plc. Transcorp Hotels is the hospitality subsidiary of Nigerian conglomerate, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria plc (Transcorp plc). He was appointed to the position in 2011.
Ozigbo hails from Anambra State in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. He attended Christ the Redeemer College, a secondary school in Amesi, Anambra State, where he was an outstanding student, having represented the college in various quiz competitions. He later taught Physics and Mathematics at this institution while awaiting University admission.
He studied Accounting at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka graduating with the class of 1994 with the best result in both Accounting and Business Administration.
He obtained his MBA in Banking and Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2000 and an MSc in finance with distinction from the Lancaster University, United Kingdom in 2004.
Ozigbo has professional qualifications in accounting (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria) which he obtained in 1998, Taxation (The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria) gotten in 2000 and Credit Administration (Institute of Credit Administration) which he bagged in 2015. He is a fellow of all these three institutions.
“The needs of the consumer are evolving and hotels globally need to anticipate the needs of the customers before they realize that they need it. To be inducted into the Seven Stars Pantheon of Hospitality alongside other distinguished hospitality experts is an honour and a call to do more for the hospitality industry.”
Valentine Ozigbo. MD/CEO, Transcorp Hotels Plc