Valentine C. Ozigbo is a Non-Executive Director of the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. He is the immediate past President of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp plc) .He was the MD/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc where he led the positive transformation of the hotels in Abuja and Calabar for 7 years. He is a hospitality expert, banker and accountant with over 23 years’ experience in hospitality and banking (commercial, retail, investment and international banking). Valentine is a Chevening Scholar and winner of numerous university and work place awards. He graduated from Lancaster University, UK, with a Distinction in M.Sc. Finance, and was in September 2018 honoured by the same University as a Distinguished Alumnus, the only such award at the graduation ceremony of the University.
He also has an MBA in Banking & Finance and a B.Sc. in Accounting both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he was the best faculty student. Mr Ozigbo is a winner of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality CEO of the Year Award, among many others. Under his leadership, Transcorp Hilton has consistently several global awards including the best business hotel in Africa from the World Travel Awards.
Prior to joining the Transcorp Hotels Plc., Valentine was General Manager and Divisional of Global Transaction Banking at Keystone Bank Limited, successor to Bank PHB.
His remit covered product development, international business, global trade and eBusiness. Before then, he was the Divisional Head of International Banking and Head of Global Strategic Alliances at United Bank for Africa Plc. Valentine had also worked with FSB International Bank Plc (now Fidelity Bank Plc), Continental Trust Bank Ltd (now part of UBA) and Diamond Bank Plc.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, the Institute of Credit Administration and the Institute for Tourism Professional.
He was appointed to the Board in October, 2011.