Chairman, Board of Directors
Rev Hakeem Ogunniran is the Founder/CEO of Eximia Realty Co Ltd and Home for Me NIGERIA LTD. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lagos Building Investment Co Plc and a Non-Executive Director of a few other companies.
He retired from UAC of NIGERIA Plc in having served as the Managing Director of UACN Property Development Co Plc (Updc) from 2010 - 2018 and Managing Director of MDS Logistics (Division of UAC of Nigeria PLC) between 2000 -2010. Prior to 2000, he was at various times a Law Lecturer, Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Sales/Marketing Manager and Corporate Planning Manager. He was named one of the top 20 CEOs of the Listed Companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for 2013.
Mr Ogunniran graduated in 1984 from the University of LAGOS with a Second-Class Honours (Upper Division) and also passed the Bar Examinations of the Nigerian Law School in 1985 with a Second-Class Honours (Upper Division). He later obtained LL.M and MBA degrees from the University of Lagos.
A former Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School, USA, he has attended several high level management training programmes including the Unilever International Management Seminar IMS), U.K, General Management Programme (GMP) of Ashridge Management College, U.K., Strategic Leadership Programme of Cranfield University, U.K., REAL Estate Management Program of Harvard Business School, USA, Senior Financial Management program of the London Business School and the International Housing Finance Program of the Wharton’s Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Mr Ogunniran is a past President and Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, a Council Member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry and frequent speaker at local and international conferences. He was the Lead Speaker for Africa at the 1st International Conference on Corporate Governance at Shanghai in May, 2010.
He is a recipient of many awards including the Federal Government’s Scholarship for High Academic Standing (1981 – 1984), Fulbright Scholarship to Yale School, USA (1991/1992), Joint Best Individual Performance in Management Accounting in ICSA Final Examinations; Osun State Government of Nigeria’s Merit Award, 2007, ICSAN’s Special Award for Exemplary Service (2009); Kwame Nkrumah Award For Corporate Governance Excellence 2009, Distinguished Chartered Secretary of the Year, 2010; Association of Professional Bodies in Nigeria’s Award for Professional Excellence, 2011 and Global Home Nigeria Property Award’s Property CEO of the Year 2011,Real Estate Unite Person of the Year,2013, Award For REIT Innovation, UK. (2014), the Odua Business Ambassador Awards 2018, etc.
An ordained Reverend of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, he is happily married to Dr Iyabode Ogunniran, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Lagos and they are blessed with three lovely children.