Bukky Akomolafe is the Country Manager of Travelstart Nigeria, Africa’s largest online travel agency. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the market. Prior to this role, Bukky served as Travelstart’s Commercial Manager for close to three years. She was responsible the local brand strategy, managing the performance of online & offline marketing channels, business development and innovation. Most notably, she managed the sponsorship of the Nigerian Skeleton & Bobsled team at the Winter Olympics in 2018, organized “Based on Logistics” sale where for three days, customers were able to get a 25% discount on all domestic flights because of the elections postponement as well as spearheaded partnership campaigns with Uber, Genesis Cinemas and more.
Bukky has more than a decade of marketing experience; she has worked for Ogilvy & Mather, JP Morgan Chase & Co and Flytime Promotions. She has a Bachelors of Business Administration from the George Washington University. She later attended the Yale School of Management for her Masters. Bukky has received numerous awards including being named one of Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring Women by Leading Ladies Africa in 2019, 2019 recipient of the Future Awards Africa Prize in Professional Service. Bukky is married and lives with her husband in Lagos. She enjoys playing tennis and pretending to go to the gym.