Dr. Jeffrey Obomeghie is indeed an accomplished gentleman who is passionate of what he does
The Nigerian-American was an educationist before delving into hospitality industry. He is now the President and CEO of the International Hospitality Institute.
Known professionally as Dr. Jeffrey O, he worked as General Manager at several US hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton, Radisson, and Embassy Suites, among others.
In 2008, Obomeghie was appointed as Vice President of New Generation Hotels. Subsequently, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer that same year. As COO, he oversaw multiple hotel properties located in the Northeast United States. In 2009, he joined Mercury Hotels as Chief Executive Officer. In 2020, he took on the role of President and CEO of the International Hospitality Institute, the leading organization serving the global hospitality industry. With offices in Texas and Board Members in different countries, the International Hospitality Institute’s mission is to promote the global hospitality industry.
The business man, who has published several books of fiction and non-fiction, namely Dead or Alive, The World According to Jeffrey O, has overseen a hotel portfolio valued at over one billion dollars comprising of hotel brands such as Renaissance, Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton, and many others. The combined annual revenue for the hotels under his management was over $250 million.
Born on March 7, 1961 in Nigeria to the Obomeghie family in Iyekhei, Auchi, Edo State. Dr. Obomeghie was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Express Newspaper which was based in Lagos. He was admitted to the University of Lagos to study Political Science. He left the University of Lagos to continue his studies in the United States of America. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Maryland University College in 2015. In 2016, he earned a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Training from Amberton University. In 2020, he earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Johnson University.
The International Hospitality Institute is the creator of the Hospitality Code of Ethics, known among hoteliers as the HCODE. The Institute is the publisher of the Top 50 Most Influential Hospitality Leaders in the USA and the Top 50 Most Influential Hospitality Leaders in the world.
In addition to his work in the field of Hospitality, Dr. Jeffrey Obomeghie is a leadership coach, and motivational speaker. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Telacoach, a coaching, therapy and advisor platform. He has served on Marriott International’s Rooms Advisory Board and many other boards.