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Dupe Olusola: Biography And Career Of The CEO/MD Of Transcorp Hotels

Dupe Olusola

Dupe Olusola is the newly appointed Managing Director/CEO of Transcorp Hotels. Her appointment would take effect from the 25th of March 2020. Before her appointment as CEO of the hotel, she used to be the Group Head, Marketing, of UBA Group.

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Dupe Olusola Background

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Modupere Olusola was born in 1974, in Lagos State. In 1985, her parents enrolled her in Queens College, Lagos, where she obtained her GCE O-levels in 1991. After obtaining her O-levels, Dupe proceeded to the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, where she studied economics and graduated in 1996.

She further obtained her Masters (MSc) in Development Economics from the University of Kent in 1997. Dupe also has certifications in Prince 2, Project Management Professional (PMP), and Investor Management (all from the UK).

She is passionate about the development and empowerment of women, the economic development of under-developed countries, as well as financial inclusion for the disadvantaged in society.

Dupe Olusola is married to the popular life coach, Lanre Olusola (The Catalyst), and they are blessed with two children.

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Dupe Olusola Career

Early Career

Dupe commenced her career journey in 2002, as the SME Manager of African Capital Alliance. She moved to the investor relations department of the UBA group in 2008 and became Director of Resources of Transcorp Nigeria Plc in January 2010.


Dupe Olusola’s hard work and intelligence announced her. As such, she received a promotion to oversee Teragro, the Agribusiness subsidiary of Transcorp Plc. So in 2014, Dupe became the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Teragro Commodities Limited.

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Group Head Embassies, Multilaterals, And Developmental Organisations

In 2016, she became the Group Head Embassies, Multilaterals, and Development Organizations (EMDOs) and Global Investors Services (GIS) at United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. She led the team that offered tailored financial solutions to the Embassies, Multilaterals and Developmental Organizations operating in Africa.

As Group Head, the bank experienced a meritorious expansion in its stake in EMDOs and the GIS sector in Africa and beyond.

Dupe Olusola

Group Head, Marketing, UBA

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Dupe Olusola serves as Group Head, Marketing for United Bank for Africa. In this role, she is responsible for the development and delivery of the integrated strategy for all UBA Group Bank and non-bank subsidiaries. She still serves in this capacity as at date.

Appointment As CEO/MD of Transcorp Hotels

Dupe Olusola was appointed as CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc on the 12th of February, 2020. Her appointment would take effect on the 25th of March, 2020.

Also, she is the founder of the NGO Forty for Good.

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As a professional, Dupe is experienced in various sectors of the economy, both locally and internationally.

Before her encounter with UBA Group, her professional profile shows that she had worked in private equity at African Capital Alliance, Investments and SME at the Growing Business Foundation, Bloomberg Financial Markets UK, SecTrust (now Afriinvest), Transcorp Corporation, and Northern Trust Corporation of Chicago, UK.

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Dupe Olushola Awards

  • She is listed amongst Ventures Africa’s 10 Most Influential Nigerian CEOs – 2015
  • Teragro received the Nigerian Agriculture Award (NAA) while Dupe Olusola was CEO – 2015
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Dupe Olusola Quotes

“Slow down and enjoy your time at the university. If you are not sure about something, ask questions. When in difficulty, don’t give up.”

“There is no box. Again, I say there is absolutely no box. So never let anyone define or set limitations on you.”

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“Indeed entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of a Nation’s economy. Cheers to all SMEs across the world, especially those here in Africa, creating jobs and driving economic change.”

“Children carry the hopes for our brighter tomorrow and the dreams of our happy future.”

“Life becomes more meaningful when you realize you’ll never get the same moment twice.”

“The best thing about your past is that it shows you what not to bring into your future.”

“You can have a job or you can have a career, and if you’re lucky, you can have a calling.”

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More Quotes

“Stop trying to get other people to invest in something, you haven’t invested in yourself.”

“Preparation is no longer a dream, it’s a map towards the goal.”

“The difference between a dream and a goal is the date. As long as you don’t put a date on it, it will always be a dream. When you put a date on a dream it becomes a goal.”

“Every scar, every scratch, every fall is yours. Embrace it, because this is what makes you truly beautiful and unique.”

“Sometimes God will do certain things to remind you that he alone is God. Just in case you forgot for a minute and became dependent on man. He will mess you up just to set things straight again. Trust and rely only on him.”

“Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless.”

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Entrepreneurial Lesson

Eliminate Fear

Dupe Olusola had her fears as a woman when she was appointed CEO of Teragro. But she decided she would not think about it and act like it didn’t exist. She forged ahead and chose to take the bull by the horn. Her decision to overcome her fears worked for her and can work for you too. Because of her work and tenacity, she was appointed the CEO of Transcorp Hotels.

Entrepreneurs should not entertain fear as it’s a mirage. When you look deeply, you would see that fear doesn’t exist. Therefore, look past your fears and work on achieving those goals. You have the absolute power to achieve anything you dream about. You just have to put a date to it.

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