In a strategic move, Wakanow, Africa’s leading travel technology company, has announced the promotion of Sodie Osei-Bonsu as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Rest of West Africa. The news was officially disclosed by the Group CEO, Bayo Adedeji, in a statement released from the company’s headquarters in Lekki, Lagos on Friday, January 13, 2024.

“Today, we are pleased to announce the promotion of Sodie Osei-Bonsu as the CEO, Rest of West Africa, a role that encompasses both Anglophone and Francophone markets in West Africa, excluding Nigeria. This decision is a testament to Sodie’s outstanding leadership and pivotal role in driving the strategic growth of Wakanow,” said Bayo Adedeji.

Sodie Osei-Bonsu, formerly the Senior Vice President, Anglophone & Francophone West Africa markets, has been a key driver in the expansion of Wakanow’s profitable relationships in the travel industry. Her successful leadership in Ghana and the strategic expansion into Anglophone and Francophone markets, including Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo, and Cote d’Ivoire, respectively, positioned her as the ideal candidate for the CEO role.

Adedeji emphasized the importance of Sodie’s promotion, stating, “Sodie’s deep understanding of the travel landscape in Africa, coupled with her innovative approach, makes her the perfect leader to oversee our operations in the region. Her vision aligns with Wakanow’s commitment to democratizing travel and providing seamless experiences for our customers.”

Speaking on the new position, Sodie Osei-Bonsu stated  ” I’m honoured to be the CEO for Rest of West Africa at Wakanow, bringing an opportunity for innovation and growth. Focused on customer-centricity and technology, we aim to revolutionize travel experiences, contributing to regional economic development. With the Wakanow team, I’m committed to leading the charge for a brighter travel future in Africa.

“I am excited to lead the team in this new capacity as we continue to redefine the travel industry in Africa. Our goal is comprehensive customer satisfaction across the region and that is why we are a one-stop-shop for flights and beyond, offering hotels, visa assistance, travel protocol, Wakanow Rides, and insurance”, Sodie expressed.

The Promotion of Sodie Osei-Bonsu to CEO also brings focus to Wakanow Business Travel, aiming to simplify corporate and business travel for organizations. Leveraging the power of technology, Wakanow further demonstrates dedication and innovation to providing easy and seamless travel solutions.

“As CEO with a decade of travel industry expertise, Sodie Osei-Bonsu, holding dual undergraduate degrees and an Executive MBA, will lead initiatives in the Rest of West African markets. Her training and industry knowledge underscore Wakanow’s commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction in the region, aiming for new milestones and continued success in Africa.”



About Wakanow is Africa’s leading travel technology company, dedicated to revolutionizing the travel industry across the continent. With a vision to democratize travel for all, Wakanow has emerged as a pioneering force, providing innovative solutions to meet the diverse needs of travellers.

Founded 2008, Wakanow has rapidly grown to become a one-stop platform for travel enthusiasts, offering a comprehensive suite of services including flight bookings, hotel reservations, vacation packages, visa assistance, and more. With a commitment to excellence, Wakanow has consistently set industry standards, leveraging cutting-edge technology to enhance the overall travel experience.

Key Highlights:  

Customer-Centric Approach: Wakanow places customers at the forefront, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience. From affordable flights to hotel accommodations, visa assistance, and beyond, the company is dedicated to providing personalized solutions tailored to individual preferences.

Innovative Technology: At the heart of Wakanow’s success is a relentless pursuit of technological innovation. The company embraces the latest advancements to streamline travel processes, enhance efficiency, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions to its diverse customer base.

Global Presence: With a robust presence across the African continent and beyond, Wakanow has established itself as a global player in the travel industry. The company’s expansive network and strategic partnerships enable it to offer a wide array of travel services, catering to the unique needs of travellers worldwide.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Wakanow is committed to making a positive impact beyond the realm of travel. Through various corporate social responsibility initiatives, the company actively contributes to community development, education, livelihood and economic inclusion.

Wakanow continues to set new benchmarks in the travel industry, driven by a passion for innovation, a commitment to customer satisfaction, and a vision to make travel accessible to all. For more information, please visit

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