Chief Operating Officer
Ekene started his foray into the hospitality industry with the prestigious Grand Hotel Convention center and resort Asaba, immediately after the completion of his mandatory National youth service in 2004.
Ekene holds a B.Sc. in Combined Social Sciences from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. And an MBA from Imo State University and a Special Executive MBA from Metropolitan School of Business and Management UK.
Ekene is hospitality professional with 17 years of experience with various international brand like Starwood, African Sun, Sun international, Wyndham group and Best Western International. He has expertise in Strategic Sales & Business Development for Luxury Hotels and Resorts. He has profound knowledge in Market Analysis, Competitive Analysis, Revenue management, and guest experience and staff performance
Ekene was part of the African Sun preopening team of Tinapa lakeside Hotel Calabar, he was part of the Pre-opening team of lemeridien Ibom Hotel, Uyo, Akwaibom state.
Ekene has a long and consistent track record in sales and marketing.
Having worked in various capacities in hotels and resorts in West and Southern
Africa, He has unique, specialized and extensive knowledge of the African
luxury and travel Market. He was recently recognized with an award as one of
the top executives in Nigeria tourism and hospitality industry. His key
strengths include; leading a very efficient sales department, increasing market
share and profitability, significantly improving revenue base with his keen
business acumen, commercial abilities and proven decision-making skills
allowing him to make immediate and long-term impact on business bottom-line.
Before joining, Experiential Hospitality Group, he was the general manager of
Best Western Plus Hotel Enugu, a hotel he set up with his team and ran
successfully for two years.
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