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Leadership

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CHAIRMAN
NZE CHIDI DURU

Biography

Nze Duru is a law graduate of the Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University), Ekpoma, Edo State – Nigeria. He was called to the Bar in 1989 and has attended several management courses including the Chief Executive Program at the Lagos Business School, Competitive strategy and value creation at the University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain, Privatization, Regulatory Reform, Corporate Governance and Management of Political economic reforms at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.

He was elected into the Federal House of Representatives, Nigeria in 1999 – 2007 and played a key role in establishing the Pension Reform Act, 2004. He served in various capacities, as the Chairman of House Special Committee on Pension Reform Bill, Public Petitions, Privatization and Commercialization of public parastatals as well as the Committee on Housing and Urban Development. He was nominated by the British Government as one of 14 outstanding leaders in Africa and attended Africa Future Leadership Pilot Programme in Manchester, UK.

Nze Duru Chairs several other companies such as Aptics Limited, Correspondence Limited and is a board member of several others. He is also a Principal partner in the law firm of Moka Mezue Okonkwo and Partners.

Nze Chidi Duru was recently congratulated by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on the conferment of the National honour award of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Education

  • Law Degree, Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University), Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Chief Executive Program, Lagos Business School
  • Competitive Strategy and Value Creation, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Privatization, Regulatory Reform, Corporate Governance and Management of Political Economic Reforms, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard

Awards and Honors

  • National Honour Award: Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • Congratulated by: Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
MANAGING DIRECTOR (MD)
Oladapo Adedeji

Biography

Meet Mr. Oladapo Adedeji, a seasoned financial leader with an exceptional track record across diverse domains. With expertise in accounting, audit, strategic management, and financial consultancy, his skills encompass audit and investigation, project oversight, tax consultancy, and financial policies. He holds Associate Membership from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an MBA in Finance from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

As the Group CFO at Grand Towers Limited since March 2023, Mr. Oladapo is an invaluable asset to our team. His prior experiences include roles as a Principal Manager, Financial Consultant at Adept Concepts Limited and Principal Manager, Chartered Accountant at Abiodun Adesoye & Co. With a history of success, his commitment to growth and multifaceted skill set makes him an exceptional professional in finance and beyond, elevating our organization’s performance.

Education

  • Associate Membership, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • MBA in Finance, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Company Secretary/Legal Officer
Valentina O Obasi

Biography

Valentina is a graduate of Law from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a master’s degree holder from University of Benin, Benin city.

As a resilient legal practitioner with garnered experience across diverse sectors, Valentina’s expertise includes corporate services, company secretarial services, research, due diligence, administration, litigation, legal drafting, commercial transactions, administrative assistance and compliance.

Presently as the Company Secretary /Legal Officer of Grand Towers, Valentina adds value to the establishment by drawing from her broad-based experience and skills to provide topnotch services in alignment with Grand Towers values.

Education

  • Law Degree, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Master's Degree, University of Benin, Benin City
Chief Financial Officer
Nwanne E

Biography

Meet Nwanne .E. Ijeh, our accomplished Financial Adviser at Grand Towers Limited. With a stellar background in Finance, Accounting, Tax, Audit, Treasury, FP&A, IFRS Compliance, Process Engineering, System Implementation, and Project Management, Nwanne is a driving force behind our financial success.

Since joining Grand Towers Limited in 2018, Nwanne has made significant strides. Notably, she skillfully negotiated a forbearance of N600M for an existing credit facility and orchestrated the syndication of a N534 Million credit line to complete a 4-star hotel project in Owerri, Imo state, all backed by a well-crafted business plan.As the top finance executive in our organization, Nwanne reports directly to the MD/CEO and the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. Her responsibilities encompass financial and regulatory reporting, budgeting, performance management, project analysis, tax, treasury, and market/tariff activities.

Nwanne’s exceptional financial acumen, strategic thinking, and unwavering commitment to excellence make her an invaluable member of the Grand Towers team, contributing significantly to our continued success in the hospitality industry.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, University of Lagos, 2005
  • Master's Degree in Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 2008
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 2010
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, CFA Institute, 2012
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Project Management Institute (PMI), 2014

 

Ag HR
Udeagha Proomisr
Head of Internal Control & Audit
David Agu

Biography

Mr. David Agu is a dynamic and experienced professional with a strong track record in internal audit and controls. With exceptional interpersonal skills and a high level of commitment, he has effectively led result-oriented teams within reputable establishments. Prior to his current role as the Group Head of Internal Audit and Controls with Grand Towers Limited, he served as an Internal Auditor at GMC Logistics Ltd from April 2017. In this role, he demonstrated his proactive problem-solving abilities and meticulous attention to detail by developing and implementing independent control policies and standards covering diverse risks, both financial and non-financial, across the organization.

David’s expertise extends to risk-focused control functions, procurement audits, policy compliance, and operational efficiency enhancement. With a hands-on leadership style, he supervises direct reports, nurtures staff development, and ensures a fraud-resilient environment. Holding a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, David has further bolstered his skills through certified training programs in fraud prevention, control, detection, and internal control systems. His well-rounded proficiency and commitment make him a standout leader in the field.

Education

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy, Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State
  • Certified training programs in fraud prevention, control, detection, and internal control systems
Admin Officer/Front Desk
Theresa Kalu

Biography

Meet Theresa Kalu, a key contributor to Grand Towers Limited’s seamless operations. With adept multitasking, strong communication skills, and proficiency in office software, Theresa ensures efficient administrative support. Her commitment to professionalism and confidentiality underscores her role.

Theresa’s extensive experience in office management shines through as she adeptly handles schedules, communication, and documentation, optimizing workflow. Beyond administrative prowess, she excels in impactful communication, utilizing her talent for crafting compelling content and innovative campaigns.

Aligned with Grand Towers Limited’s values, Theresa’s efforts have led to tangible outcomes: a 25% boost in social media engagement, 15% rise in brand awareness, and a commendable 20% enhancement in customer satisfaction. Her proactive customer interactions and community initiatives have sparked a 30% rise in positive customer engagements and a significant 10% surge in community participation. Theresa’s dedication to excellence and effective communication makes her an invaluable asset to our team.

Head of Hospitality
Emeka ThankGod Nwachukwu

Biography

Emeka ThankGod Nwachukwu, an esteemed Hotel General Manager and Corporate Events specialist, has an impressive 25-year journey within the hospitality sector. From Food and Beverages Manager to General Manager roles, his dynamic persona and commitment to excellence have left a trail of accomplishments.

With leadership roles at Parkview Astoria Hotel, Dukes Court Hotel, Charlie’s Place and Suites, and more in Lagos, Emeka’s influence extends to pre-opening initiatives at Accor Hotels Ikeja and The Providence by Mantis. His academic journey includes a Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management and a bachelor’s degree in accounting, culminating in an advanced diploma in finance management.

Currently as the Head of Hospitality at Grand Towers Limited, Emeka embodies his commitment to excellence and relentless personal and professional growth. With expertise spanning hospitality, logistics, protocol, and events management, Emeka ThankGod Nwachukwu stands as a seasoned professional dedicated to enhancing experiences and fostering success.

Education

  • Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma in Finance Management
Investment Specialist & Financial Expert
Dr. Temilola Adeyemi

Background

Dr. Temilola Adeyemi is a highly accomplished investment specialist and financial expert with a distinguished academic background and extensive industry experience.  Holding a BSc (First Class Honors), MSc, and PhD in Finance. With expertise in financial analysis, financial modelling, portfolio management and risk management, Dr. Temilola Adeyemi possesses a deep understanding of financial theory and its practical applications.

Throughout her career, she has successfully managed investment portfolios exceeding 1 billion Naira, demonstrating a proven track record of generating strong returns. Her expertise extends beyond portfolio management, as evidenced by her consulting work for renowned companies like Mastercard, United Nation Women, Fidson, Tech4Dev, and Colad Gray, to mention a few.

Dr. Temilola Adeyemi is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (ACIB) and an Associate Chartered Stockbroker (ACS) in Nigeria. This dedication to professional development ensures she remain at the forefront of industry trends and best practices.

Dr. Temilola Adeyemi is a valuable asset to any board of directors. Her combination of academic rigor, real-world experience, and professional affiliations allows her to provide insightful guidance and strategic direction on critical financial matters.

  • BSc in Finance (First Class Honors)
  • MSc in Finance
  • PhD in Finance
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (ACIB)
  • Associate Chartered Stockbroker (ACS) in Nigeria
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CHAIRMAN
NZE CHIDI DURU
Not Available nduru@grandtowersco.com

Biography

Nze Duru is a law graduate of the Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University), Ekpoma, Edo State – Nigeria. He was called to the Bar in 1989 and has attended several management courses including the Chief Executive Program at the Lagos Business School, Competitive strategy and value creation at the University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain, Privatization, Regulatory Reform, Corporate Governance and Management of Political economic reforms at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.

He was elected into the Federal House of Representatives, Nigeria in 1999 – 2007 and played a key role in establishing the Pension Reform Act, 2004. He served in various capacities, as the Chairman of House Special Committee on Pension Reform Bill, Public Petitions, Privatization and Commercialization of public parastatals as well as the Committee on Housing and Urban Development. He was nominated by the British Government as one of 14 outstanding leaders in Africa and attended Africa Future Leadership Pilot Programme in Manchester, UK.

Nze Duru Chairs several other companies such as Aptics Limited, Correspondence Limited and is a board member of several others. He is also a Principal partner in the law firm of Moka Mezue Okonkwo and Partners.

Nze Chidi Duru was recently congratulated by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on the conferment of the National honour award of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Education

  • Law Degree, Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University), Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Chief Executive Program, Lagos Business School
  • Competitive Strategy and Value Creation, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Privatization, Regulatory Reform, Corporate Governance and Management of Political Economic Reforms, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard

Awards and Honors

  • National Honour Award: Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • Congratulated by: Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
MANAGING DIRECTOR (MD)
Oladapo Adedeji
- oadedeji@grandtowersco.com

Biography

Meet Mr. Oladapo Adedeji, a seasoned financial leader with an exceptional track record across diverse domains. With expertise in accounting, audit, strategic management, and financial consultancy, his skills encompass audit and investigation, project oversight, tax consultancy, and financial policies. He holds Associate Membership from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an MBA in Finance from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

As the Group CFO at Grand Towers Limited since March 2023, Mr. Oladapo is an invaluable asset to our team. His prior experiences include roles as a Principal Manager, Financial Consultant at Adept Concepts Limited and Principal Manager, Chartered Accountant at Abiodun Adesoye & Co. With a history of success, his commitment to growth and multifaceted skill set makes him an exceptional professional in finance and beyond, elevating our organization’s performance.

Education

  • Associate Membership, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • MBA in Finance, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Company Secretary/Legal Officer
Valentina O Obasi
Not Available vobasi@grandtowersco.com

Biography

Valentina is a graduate of Law from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a master’s degree holder from University of Benin, Benin city.

As a resilient legal practitioner with garnered experience across diverse sectors, Valentina’s expertise includes corporate services, company secretarial services, research, due diligence, administration, litigation, legal drafting, commercial transactions, administrative assistance and compliance.

Presently as the Company Secretary /Legal Officer of Grand Towers, Valentina adds value to the establishment by drawing from her broad-based experience and skills to provide topnotch services in alignment with Grand Towers values.

Education

  • Law Degree, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Master's Degree, University of Benin, Benin City
Chief Financial Officer
Nwanne E
Not Available enwanne@grandtowersco.com

Biography

Meet Nwanne .E. Ijeh, our accomplished Financial Adviser at Grand Towers Limited. With a stellar background in Finance, Accounting, Tax, Audit, Treasury, FP&A, IFRS Compliance, Process Engineering, System Implementation, and Project Management, Nwanne is a driving force behind our financial success.

Since joining Grand Towers Limited in 2018, Nwanne has made significant strides. Notably, she skillfully negotiated a forbearance of N600M for an existing credit facility and orchestrated the syndication of a N534 Million credit line to complete a 4-star hotel project in Owerri, Imo state, all backed by a well-crafted business plan.As the top finance executive in our organization, Nwanne reports directly to the MD/CEO and the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. Her responsibilities encompass financial and regulatory reporting, budgeting, performance management, project analysis, tax, treasury, and market/tariff activities.

Nwanne’s exceptional financial acumen, strategic thinking, and unwavering commitment to excellence make her an invaluable member of the Grand Towers team, contributing significantly to our continued success in the hospitality industry.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, University of Lagos, 2005
  • Master's Degree in Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 2008
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 2010
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, CFA Institute, 2012
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Project Management Institute (PMI), 2014

 

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Udeagha Proomisr
08140772758 pudeagha@grandtowersco.com
Head of Internal Control & Audit
David Agu
Not Available dagu@grandtowersco.com

Biography

Mr. David Agu is a dynamic and experienced professional with a strong track record in internal audit and controls. With exceptional interpersonal skills and a high level of commitment, he has effectively led result-oriented teams within reputable establishments. Prior to his current role as the Group Head of Internal Audit and Controls with Grand Towers Limited, he served as an Internal Auditor at GMC Logistics Ltd from April 2017. In this role, he demonstrated his proactive problem-solving abilities and meticulous attention to detail by developing and implementing independent control policies and standards covering diverse risks, both financial and non-financial, across the organization.

David’s expertise extends to risk-focused control functions, procurement audits, policy compliance, and operational efficiency enhancement. With a hands-on leadership style, he supervises direct reports, nurtures staff development, and ensures a fraud-resilient environment. Holding a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, David has further bolstered his skills through certified training programs in fraud prevention, control, detection, and internal control systems. His well-rounded proficiency and commitment make him a standout leader in the field.

Education

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy, Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State
  • Certified training programs in fraud prevention, control, detection, and internal control systems
Admin Officer/Front Desk
Theresa Kalu
Not Available tkalu@grandtowersco.com

Biography

Meet Theresa Kalu, a key contributor to Grand Towers Limited’s seamless operations. With adept multitasking, strong communication skills, and proficiency in office software, Theresa ensures efficient administrative support. Her commitment to professionalism and confidentiality underscores her role.

Theresa’s extensive experience in office management shines through as she adeptly handles schedules, communication, and documentation, optimizing workflow. Beyond administrative prowess, she excels in impactful communication, utilizing her talent for crafting compelling content and innovative campaigns.

Aligned with Grand Towers Limited’s values, Theresa’s efforts have led to tangible outcomes: a 25% boost in social media engagement, 15% rise in brand awareness, and a commendable 20% enhancement in customer satisfaction. Her proactive customer interactions and community initiatives have sparked a 30% rise in positive customer engagements and a significant 10% surge in community participation. Theresa’s dedication to excellence and effective communication makes her an invaluable asset to our team.

Head of Hospitality
Emeka ThankGod Nwachukwu
Not available nemeka@grandtowersco.com

Biography

Emeka ThankGod Nwachukwu, an esteemed Hotel General Manager and Corporate Events specialist, has an impressive 25-year journey within the hospitality sector. From Food and Beverages Manager to General Manager roles, his dynamic persona and commitment to excellence have left a trail of accomplishments.

With leadership roles at Parkview Astoria Hotel, Dukes Court Hotel, Charlie’s Place and Suites, and more in Lagos, Emeka’s influence extends to pre-opening initiatives at Accor Hotels Ikeja and The Providence by Mantis. His academic journey includes a Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management and a bachelor’s degree in accounting, culminating in an advanced diploma in finance management.

Currently as the Head of Hospitality at Grand Towers Limited, Emeka embodies his commitment to excellence and relentless personal and professional growth. With expertise spanning hospitality, logistics, protocol, and events management, Emeka ThankGod Nwachukwu stands as a seasoned professional dedicated to enhancing experiences and fostering success.

Education

  • Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma in Finance Management
Investment Specialist & Financial Expert
Dr. Temilola Adeyemi
- tadeyemi@grandtowersco.com

Background

Dr. Temilola Adeyemi is a highly accomplished investment specialist and financial expert with a distinguished academic background and extensive industry experience.  Holding a BSc (First Class Honors), MSc, and PhD in Finance. With expertise in financial analysis, financial modelling, portfolio management and risk management, Dr. Temilola Adeyemi possesses a deep understanding of financial theory and its practical applications.

Throughout her career, she has successfully managed investment portfolios exceeding 1 billion Naira, demonstrating a proven track record of generating strong returns. Her expertise extends beyond portfolio management, as evidenced by her consulting work for renowned companies like Mastercard, United Nation Women, Fidson, Tech4Dev, and Colad Gray, to mention a few.

Dr. Temilola Adeyemi is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (ACIB) and an Associate Chartered Stockbroker (ACS) in Nigeria. This dedication to professional development ensures she remain at the forefront of industry trends and best practices.

Dr. Temilola Adeyemi is a valuable asset to any board of directors. Her combination of academic rigor, real-world experience, and professional affiliations allows her to provide insightful guidance and strategic direction on critical financial matters.

  • BSc in Finance (First Class Honors)
  • MSc in Finance
  • PhD in Finance
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (ACIB)
  • Associate Chartered Stockbroker (ACS) in Nigeria
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Board Members

CHAIRMAN
NZE CHIDI DURU

Biography

Nze Duru is a law graduate of the Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University), Ekpoma, Edo State – Nigeria. He was called to the Bar in 1989 and has attended several management courses including the Chief Executive Program at the Lagos Business School, Competitive strategy and value creation at the University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain, Privatization, Regulatory Reform, Corporate Governance and Management of Political economic reforms at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.

He was elected into the Federal House of Representatives, Nigeria in 1999 – 2007 and played a key role in establishing the Pension Reform Act, 2004. He served in various capacities, as the Chairman of House Special Committee on Pension Reform Bill, Public Petitions, Privatization and Commercialization of public parastatals as well as the Committee on Housing and Urban Development. He was nominated by the British Government as one of 14 outstanding leaders in Africa and attended Africa Future Leadership Pilot Programme in Manchester, UK.

Nze Duru Chairs several other companies such as Aptics Limited, Correspondence Limited and is a board member of several others. He is also a Principal partner in the law firm of Moka Mezue Okonkwo and Partners.

Nze Chidi Duru was recently congratulated by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on the conferment of the National honour award of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Education

  • Law Degree, Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University), Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Chief Executive Program, Lagos Business School
  • Competitive Strategy and Value Creation, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Privatization, Regulatory Reform, Corporate Governance and Management of Political Economic Reforms, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard

Awards and Honors

  • National Honour Award: Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • Congratulated by: Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Non Executive
Stanley Uchenna Duru

Biography

Stanley is a graduate of Rutgers University (Newark Campus), New Jersey. He has worked as a Financial Analyst for KPMG and Schering Plough.

As a member of the Executive Management, He is the Managing Director of Grand Towers Realty. Focused on businesses related to Commercial Real Estate development, Stanley is ensures Grand Towers Realty delivers Real Estate projects and investments for Grand Towers Plc. He was awarded a Navy Marine Corp Achievement Medal, while enlisted in the US Navy.

Education

  • Graduate of Rutgers University (Newark Campus), New Jersey
Non Executive
Obi Ugochukwu

Biography

Ugochukwu obtained a B.Sc Industrial Chemistry from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, earned an MBA, Marketing and possesses a Master’s Degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. A diversified Financial Specialist, he worked as a member of the team that successfully drafted First Guarantee Pension Ltd Investment Philosophy and processes and guided its implementation.

He also played vital role as part of the team that grew First Guarantee Pension Fund from N4 billion to N27 billion. As a member of the Executive Management team, he governs the activities of Grand Towers Asset Ltd.

Education

  • B.Sc in Industrial Chemistry from Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • MBA in Marketing
  • Master’s Degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Non Executive
Nkonye Duru

Biography

Mrs.Nkonye Duru is a Director with Grand Towers Plc. She is a graduate of Architecture from Rivers State University of Technology and holds an M.Sc Hons degree from the University of Nigeria. In 1999 she received an award from Rivers State University as the best graduating student and also received a distinction during her post graduate degree.

She is a distinguished Architect who has designed and supervised notable projects in Port Harcourt, Abuja, Lagos and Eket. Her architectural works include the IT Library and Fire Station House of Exxon Mobil in Eket, Head Office and Guest Houses of ELF Petroleum in Port Harcourt, Le Meridien in Port Harcourt, Mike Adenuga Towers in Victoria Island and the Grand Towers Abuja Mall. She has worked with Knox Associates, Harcourt Adukeh Associates and she is currently a principal partner Genoou Architectural firm.

Education

  • Graduate in Architecture from Rivers State University of Technology
  • M.Sc Hons degree from the University of Nigeria
CHAIRMAN
NZE CHIDI DURU
Not Available nduru@grandtowersco.com

Biography

Nze Duru is a law graduate of the Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University), Ekpoma, Edo State – Nigeria. He was called to the Bar in 1989 and has attended several management courses including the Chief Executive Program at the Lagos Business School, Competitive strategy and value creation at the University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain, Privatization, Regulatory Reform, Corporate Governance and Management of Political economic reforms at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.

He was elected into the Federal House of Representatives, Nigeria in 1999 – 2007 and played a key role in establishing the Pension Reform Act, 2004. He served in various capacities, as the Chairman of House Special Committee on Pension Reform Bill, Public Petitions, Privatization and Commercialization of public parastatals as well as the Committee on Housing and Urban Development. He was nominated by the British Government as one of 14 outstanding leaders in Africa and attended Africa Future Leadership Pilot Programme in Manchester, UK.

Nze Duru Chairs several other companies such as Aptics Limited, Correspondence Limited and is a board member of several others. He is also a Principal partner in the law firm of Moka Mezue Okonkwo and Partners.

Nze Chidi Duru was recently congratulated by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on the conferment of the National honour award of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Education

  • Law Degree, Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University), Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Chief Executive Program, Lagos Business School
  • Competitive Strategy and Value Creation, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Privatization, Regulatory Reform, Corporate Governance and Management of Political Economic Reforms, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard

Awards and Honors

  • National Honour Award: Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • Congratulated by: Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Non Executive
Stanley Uchenna Duru
- -

Biography

Stanley is a graduate of Rutgers University (Newark Campus), New Jersey. He has worked as a Financial Analyst for KPMG and Schering Plough.

As a member of the Executive Management, He is the Managing Director of Grand Towers Realty. Focused on businesses related to Commercial Real Estate development, Stanley is ensures Grand Towers Realty delivers Real Estate projects and investments for Grand Towers Plc. He was awarded a Navy Marine Corp Achievement Medal, while enlisted in the US Navy.

Education

  • Graduate of Rutgers University (Newark Campus), New Jersey
Non Executive
Obi Ugochukwu
- -

Biography

Ugochukwu obtained a B.Sc Industrial Chemistry from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, earned an MBA, Marketing and possesses a Master’s Degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. A diversified Financial Specialist, he worked as a member of the team that successfully drafted First Guarantee Pension Ltd Investment Philosophy and processes and guided its implementation.

He also played vital role as part of the team that grew First Guarantee Pension Fund from N4 billion to N27 billion. As a member of the Executive Management team, he governs the activities of Grand Towers Asset Ltd.

Education

  • B.Sc in Industrial Chemistry from Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • MBA in Marketing
  • Master’s Degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Non Executive
Nkonye Duru
- -

Biography

Mrs.Nkonye Duru is a Director with Grand Towers Plc. She is a graduate of Architecture from Rivers State University of Technology and holds an M.Sc Hons degree from the University of Nigeria. In 1999 she received an award from Rivers State University as the best graduating student and also received a distinction during her post graduate degree.

She is a distinguished Architect who has designed and supervised notable projects in Port Harcourt, Abuja, Lagos and Eket. Her architectural works include the IT Library and Fire Station House of Exxon Mobil in Eket, Head Office and Guest Houses of ELF Petroleum in Port Harcourt, Le Meridien in Port Harcourt, Mike Adenuga Towers in Victoria Island and the Grand Towers Abuja Mall. She has worked with Knox Associates, Harcourt Adukeh Associates and she is currently a principal partner Genoou Architectural firm.

Education

  • Graduate in Architecture from Rivers State University of Technology
  • M.Sc Hons degree from the University of Nigeria

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