Roland Igbinoba

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Roland has garnered over 21 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Nigeria having worked with United Bank of Africa Plc, Oceanic Bank of Nigeria and National Bank of Nigeria. He was also recently a consultant with the World Bank on the design and transaction structure of the Family Homes Fund (FHF) – a N500 Billion social intervention program for housing by the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Roland was head hunted by the Federal Government of Nigeria in July 2013 to lead the turn around and recapitalisation of the moribund Federal Housing Authority Homes – a mortgage bank (now known as FHA Mortgage Bank Limited). Within a 6 months’ period, the bank was recapitalised and returned to profitability.

Roland was also recently appointed by the Vice President, H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the Team Lead for the Real Estate & Construction sector under the Job Creation Unit of the Office of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Roland is currently a member of the technical committee (mortgage sector) of the Financial System Strategy 2020 (FSS 2020). A Federal Government of Nigeria financial sector reform driven by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Dr Igbinoba is an alumnus of the School of Management, Cranfield University, UK. He is currently leading the development and organisation of the PropTech Industry in Nigeria. This task involves helping both the private sector and government with policy frameworks; execution; and the advocacy for an enabling environment and investment climate regime for PropTech companies in the country.

With an academic background in Microbiology, Roland’s post-doctoral research work currently focuses on the intersection between Sustainable Cities Development and Health.  Roland is the Founder of Pison Housing Company; and The Roland Igbinoba Real Foundation for Housing and Urban Development (RIRFHUD). He is an alumnus of Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a concentration in Real Estate Development & Finance

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