Owen Omogiafo: Meet the woman who now leads one of the biggest firms in Africa

Owen Omogiafo: Meet the woman who now leads one of the biggest firms in Africa

- Owen Omogiafo has been appointed as the the president and group chief executive officer (CEO) of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria

- She has been described by a number of media platforms as of Africa's youngest chief executive officers

- Owen has accumulated over two decades of experience in various aspects of business leadership

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Transcorp Group has appointed Owein Omogiafo as the president and group chief executive officer (CEO) of the company

Transcorp Group is a diversified conglomerate that has interests in power, hospitality, upstream oil and gas assets.

The appointment follows a previous one as the executive director of the same company.

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A report by Business Insider shows that several publications describe her as one of Nigeria’s youngest CEOs.

YEN.com.gh understands that she has over two decades of corporate experience in organisational development, human capital management, banking, change management, and hospitality.

Owen has won several awards and has been named as one of Africa’s top 100 female CEOs.

In other news, Rwanda, a central African country, is on record as the first to produce cell phones in the continent in October 2019.

Information available shows that the gadgets produced come with higher-end options such as fingerprint sensors that assist with unlocking the phone.

Such a feature is one that several phones used in the continent lack and this comes not only as a push for technology but for high quality as well.

Rwanda, per a report by fortune.com, has challenged the status quo by overcoming the challenges associated with the 1994 genocide.

Rebranding itself as a technology hub, its capital, Kigali, has become the home of a number of incubators.

Rwanda’s minister of technology, Paula Ingabire, has explained that “It boils right down to our turbulent past being left without anything, and the use of ashes as a development instrument for cohesion.”

Africa’s technological space is enjoying a growing support from foreign countries in recent times. American financial services cooperation, Visa, invested $200 million in Interswitch, a Nigerian bills company.

Microsoft has also opened places of work in Kenya and Nigeria for engineers running on synthetic intelligence, system studying, and combined fact.

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