Continent Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has appointed Wasiu Babaola as its Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Africa.
Babalola, a renowned figure in the hospitality industry with over 20 years of experience is to oversee operations, brand strategy and the expansion of Continent Worldwide Hotels across Africa.
Continent Worldwide Hotels is one of the fastest growing European brands in Asia and Europe with a portfolio of over 20 hotels.
Until his appointment, Babalola was the Managing Director for West Africa of Switzerland based Swiss International Hotels, where he was instrumental for the company’s entry and successes in West Africa.
He currently serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Institute of Hospitality, UK [Nigeria International Chapter] and is a founding board member and Director for the West Africa Tourism & Hospitality Awards [WATHA] among others.
“Babalola has a well-deserved reputation for creativity and execution, having previously led a number of international brands to success and improved performance.
Speaking on the latest appointment, he said “I couldn’t be more thrilled and honored to be joining the Continent Hotels & Resorts Worldwide family. Having started from the lowest ebb in the industry and grow over the years, to being appointed as Senior Vice President & CEO for Africa of Continent Worldwide Hotels.