Michael Chudi Ejekam — Successful Track Record in Nigeria
Mr. Michael Chudi Ejekam played a key role in the “retail revolution.” As the Director of Real Estate for West Africa of Actis, the most active retail developer in sub-Saharan Africa, he took part in the development of many major retail malls in Nigeria, Ghana, and broader West Africa, as well as the first green certified building in all of Nigeria. Overall, he originated more than $750 million in retail projects, and his knowledge and background led to the success of countless ventures.
Today, Mr. Michael Chudi Ejekam remains in Lagos, Nigeria, and is poised to continue developing and bolstering the local economy. As the retail climate in West Africa continues to change, his expertise and experience will no doubt prove invaluable.
Michael Chudi Ejekam — Innovative Ideas and In-Depth Knowledge
As an honors graduate of the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Michael Chudi Ejekam has a firm background in the industry. His Ivy League education has helped him throughout his career. First, while working as a Wall Street investment banker at Merrill lynch, and then later, while working for an American private real estate investment and development firm with interests in $2 billion of real estate assets. These experiences combined made him the ideal choice as the Director Real Estate for West Africa for Actis. For seven years, he served the $7.5 billion private equity firm, while it was the most active retail developer in sub-Saharan Africa. He provided the company with the necessary insights on demographics, potential challenges, and factors of success, enabling the company to take part in the creation of Lagos, Nigeria’s first certified green commercial building and several retail shopping malls throughout the region. Overall, he originated more than $700 million in retail projects with the firm, including Ikeja City Mall Lagos, Jabi Lake Mall Abuja, and Accra Mall, among others. The expansive list contains the largest retail malls in all of Ghana, Nigeria, and broader West Africa.
Michael Chudi Ejekam — Leading Expert in the Industry
These successes have put Mr. Michael Chudi Ejekam in high demand with the media when they need to gain insight into a trend or the real estate market. He’s commonly interviewed by journalists and is also consulted by some of the industry’s most notable agencies and firms. His expertise spans the whole breadth of real estate, though commercial real estate in the retail sector is certainly his strong suit and passion. Moreover, he has a proven track record of full cycle retail investment and development. Follow Michael on Twitter today for more information.