Board of Directors

Erelu Angela Adebayo

Erelu Angela Adebayo is the Chairman of Afriland Properties Plc. Born in the United Kingdom, she holds a BSc with honours in Social Science and an MBA, as well as an MPhil (Cantab) in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge.

She has cut her niche in the banking and real estate sectors of the economy. She managed a leading real estate company, Quintecca, from 1990 and sits on the board of so many companies amongst which include DN Meyer Plc and Dangote Foundation.

Erelu was the first lady of Ekiti State between 1999-2003. She is a traditional chieftaincy titles holder in Ekiti State, (Aare Erelu of Ado Ekiti and Erelu of Iyin Ekiti).

Uzoamaka Oshogwe, Managing Director/CEO

Uzo Oshogwe is the Managing Director/CEO of Afriland Properties Plc, and joined the company when it was still known as UBA Properties.

She holds a BSc in Chemistry from Ambrose Alli University, Edo State and an MSc in Information Systems Design from the University of Westminster, London. She has over 20 years’ working experience, mainly in Information Technology and Banking. Uzo also holds a professional certificate in Real Estate Management from Harvard Business School.

Prior to joining UBA Properties, Uzo worked with UBA PLC, Ford Motors UK, J.Sainbury’s UK and Accenture UK.

Sam Nwanze

Sam Nwanze is Chief Investment Officer at Heirs Holdings, where he is responsible for the administration and management of the group’s overall financial activities and investment programmes. He has a Masters in Finance and Management from Cranfield School of Management (UK). Prior to joining Heirs Holdings, Sam worked in banking institutions in various roles that saw him oversee strategy, financial control, performance management and treasury, as well as play a key role in the STB-UBA merger.

Yinka Ogunsulire

Yinka Ogunsulire, who is regarded as one of the leading property development professionals in Nigeria, was the past Chief Executive Officer of Heirs Real Estate. Prior to that, she was the Managing Director of ARM Properties Plc, the real estate subsidiary of Asset and Resource Management Limited. She holds an M. Phil in Land Management from the University of Reading, England. She has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1992.

Ike Ogbue

Ike Ogbue RIBA is a British-trained Architect, Designer and Project Manager with more than 25 years of practice in the profession.

In the UK, he worked for Kohn Pedersen Fox, Candy & Candy, Building Design Partnership, and Terry Farrell on projects in Dubai, Monaco and in cities across the UK and Europe, including high-end residential projects, mixed-use developments, offices, retail malls, and an 850-bed acute care facility.

In Nigeria, he has established an architectural and project-management practice. His practice has produced designs and executed projects in London, and across West Africa, from a boutique hotel in Liberia through a retail mall in Ghana, right up to a hospital, and a medical clinic here in Nigeria. He has also managed the design and construction of several corporate headquarters and hotels.

Emmanuel Nnorom

Emmanuel is currently the President/CEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. Prior to joining Transcorp, he served as the President/COO of Heirs Holdings Group and CEO of UBA Africa, overseeing United Bank for Africa’s operations outside Nigeria and executing corporate strategy in 18 African countries. His other senior roles within UBA included Group COO UBA, followed by his appointment as UBA’s Group CFO, with responsibility for Finance and Risk.

Emmanuel is qualified as a chartered accountant, and brings over 3 decades of professional experience in the corporate and financial sectors, working with publicly listed companies. He is an alumnus of Oxford University’s Templeton College, and a Prize winner and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.