• MR. ROLAND IGBINOBA (B. Sc, MBA) DIRECTOR

    Roland has garnered over 15 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. Roland is currently a non-executive director of Pison Housing Company, a commercial real estate and housing finance advisory firm with considerable deal making muscle providing customized services to individuals, corporate, and multinational companies. He is also a consultant with the World Bank Group (WBG) on the Investment Climate Program (ICP) and Mortgage Pilot Project of Lagos State. He also worked with the WBG on the building permits and licenses mapping for commercial real estate in Lagos, Nigeria. Roland has led a multidisciplinary team of real estate professionals to secure US$100 Million of syndicated loans / club deal for about 2000 units of housing in Nigeria. Currently he is leading a multidisciplinary team on a total portfolio of US$400 Million real estate financing for three joint venture developments in Nigeria. Roland is also leading a team of consultants through a special purpose vehicle in a strategic partnership with a renowned international financial asset management company for a US$500 Million REITs Fund to be listed in the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Also, Roland is on the team of financial advisors structuring a US$ 250 Million debt capital for a client from his offshore parties who has committed to real estate investment in Nigeria for the next five years. He is also currently a member of the technical committee (mortgage sector) of the Financial System Strategy 2020 (FSS 2020), the Federal Government of Nigeria financial schemes reform driven by the Central Bank of Nigeria. With housing finance study internships in Mexico, India, Thailand, South Africa, Europe, Canada & America, Roland’s interest and zeal in developing the Nigerian real estate and housing finance sector is well known. Roland is also the Executive Vice Chair, Roland Igbinoba Real Foundation for Housing and Urban Development. The Foundation is a corporate social responsibility effort and a non-governmental initiative aimed at providing information and analytics to the housing market in Nigeria. The Foundation is strictly set up as an institution for capital, advocacy and policy making towards the development of the Nigerian housing market and ultimately the provision of affordable housing to the citizenry. The Foundation has successfully published “The State of the Lagos Housing Market” which is a first of its kind. As an avid speaker, Roland has presented papers on real estate and housing finance across the globe covering very topical sector and related issues. Roland is an Alumnus of Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a concentration in Real Estate Development & Finance. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration in Economics & Finance at the prestigious School of Management, Cranfield University, UK.