Wasiu Adeyemo Babalola
Managing Director for West Africa
Swiss International Hotels & Resorts
Wasiu Adeyemo Babalola is the Managing Director for West Africa and currently serves on the International Management Council (IMC) of Switzerland based Swiss International Hotels & Resorts. He is responsible for managing the chain’s manchise and management concepts and heads the firm’s business negotiation team for the region. He has been involved in the supervisions and operations standardization of hotels around the globe.
Babalola Wasiu Adeyemo, holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Hospitality Management from Sherwood University, Glendale, California, USA; Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with further qualifications in Catering & Hotel Management, Marketing, Corporate Strategic Management, French among others. Dr. Babalola authored Hospitality Marketing Textbook and co-authored Glossary of Tourism, Travels & Leisure Terms Acronyms which won Silver at the Middle East & North Africa Award 2009 in Dubai, UAE. He also has many scholarly and professional articles in national and international journals to his credits.
Dr Babalola is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC), Nigerian Hotel & Catering Institute (FNHCI), and the Institute of Hospitality, UK (FIH). He is also a member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), and Certified Board of Administrators of Nigeria (CBAN) among others.