Non-Executive Director

Deborah is an accomplished Real Estate Expert and Board Director with 20 years’ experience in business transformation, real estate development, finance, and strategy across Africa and in the UK. She has a solid track record in the acquisition, development, sale, and management of a diverse mix of commercial, residential, hospitality and retail assets in West Africa.

She is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Standards and Regulations Board of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors UK (RICS); and a Non-Executive Director on the Board of First World Communities Limited, a leading real estate development company focused on delivering affordable housing for medium to low-income earners across Nigeria.

Her former roles include Interim CEO and Managing Director for UPDC PLC, Nigeria’s largest institutional real estate development company listed on the Nigerian Exchange; Non-Executive Director of Trustbond Mortgage Bank Plc (now FirstTrust Mortgage Bank) in Nigeria; Africa Account Director for Standard Chartered Bank at Broll Property Group; and Chief Operating Officer at Landmark Africa Group.

Prior to moving to Nigeria, Deborah lived in the United Kingdom, working as a certified Financial Adviser at both Lloyds TSB Private Banking and HSBC Bank Plc.

She has an MBA from London Business School, and a Bachelor’s Degree (with Honors) in Architecture from the University of Nottingham, UK.

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