The Board of Directors and Management of Wakanow Group has appointed Mrs Adenike Macaulay as chief executive officer of Wakanow Nigeria effective January 2023.
In a statement, while announcing her appointment, the Group Chief Executive Officer, Wakanow Group, Mr Bayo Adedeji, said, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Adenike Macaulay as the chief executive officer of Wakanow.
“She has been an invaluable addition to the management of Wakanow since she joined us and with her vast experience and exposure in the aviation sector, we definitely will consolidate our growth trajectory in Nigeria.”
He added, “We are expanding into new verticals and countries in Africa and beyond to take advantage of new business opportunities in the emerging competitive landscape leveraging our deep competence and expertise in the travel tech industry, and I will be leading this venture as Group CEO.”
In the statement, Macaulay, said, “The past 18 months with Wakanow have been immensely exciting as we have recorded several milestones and record-breaking results in the history of the company.
“I am excited to take on the new responsibility saddled upon me by the board and management of Wakanow and look forward to leading and building with an immensely talented team.”
Prior to joining Wakanow, she was the first female and first Nigerian to be appointed as general manager of sales for Lufthansa Group in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea where she led the teams in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Malabo, driving all commercial and sales activities for Lufthansa Group in the region.
She is a transformational leader with several years of experience in the travel industry and had led commercial activities for Wakanow since July 2021 as chief commercial officer.