Susan Akon Akporiaye
Mrs. Susan Akon Akporiaye an entrepreneur per excellence. A very focused and passionate person, a go-getter by nature. A firm believer that whatever one sets his or her mind to achieve is possible with God’s help. These sterling qualities have defined my entrance and contributions to the industry I currently serve, the travel and tourism industry.
I am currently the President of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, the single largest travel trade body in the country. Interestingly, I am the second woman in the forty six plus years in the history of the Association to attain this position, I consider this an acknowledgement of true leadership qualities and persona. I am also the second deputy President of the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria, (FTAN).
Contributions to the Industry-
- For over 15 years i have been actively involved in the promotion and facilitation of Travel Consultants/Agents to Travel shows in Africa, Europe and America for sensitization, interactions, new possibilities and collaborations.
- Programs focused on revamping the downstream travel sector in Nigeria.
- Provide members and affiliates with quality information and enlightenment needed to handle their business with a clever display of professionalism and dexterity.
- Started NANTA Capacity development and Accreditation Programme.I am also the Managing Director/CEO of Topaz Travels and Tours Limited in Abuja, a company I conceived and started some seventeen years ago and continue to thrive. With my leadership Topaz Travels have received several awards for astounding performance over the years. Below are a few of them;
- Our professionalism, efficiency and longevity in the industry have made us a preferred choice for Non Governmental Organizations in Nigeria.
- Topaz Travels continues to contribute her quota in the creation of employment opportunities in the travel and tourism industry through her empowerment programs (i.e. trainings, mentorships and internship opportunities)