CEO, UPDC Plc.
Deborah is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of UPDC Plc. An accomplished real estate expert, Deborah has almost 20 years of experience with specialization in Property Development, Property Finance & Acquisitions as well as Mortgages. She also has extensive Private Banking and Investment Planning experience in the UK and Africa.
Prior to her appointment to CEO of UPDC, she was the Account Director for Africa at Broll Property Group and COO at Landmark Group. At Broll Property Group, Deborah was responsible for directing the asset and transaction management of Standard Chartered Bank’s real estate portfolio across Africa and oversaw the strategic, tactical and operational management as Landmark Group’s COO.
Deborah also held the position as Head of Property Finance & Acquisition and Head of Home Loans at Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria (a member of the Standard Bank Group). In the UK, she worked as Senior Wealth Planning Manager at Lloyds TSB Private Banking and Premier Financial Planning Manager at HSBC Bank Plc, between 2002 and 2008.
She is a recognized industry expert in the Nigerian mortgage and real estate development market and a seasoned board member, serving as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Trustbond Mortgage Bank Plc (now FirstTrust Mortgage Bank Plc) from 2015 to 2019, Executive Director on the boards of Landmark Partners Network Ltd (a subsidiary of the Landmark Africa Group) from 2013 to 2018; SJM Ventures Ltd (Hard Rock Café Nigeria) from 2014 to 2018; and UPDC Plc from 2019 to date.
Deborah earned a BA Architecture from the University of Nottingham and a Diploma in Design from Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, UK. She is a certified Mortgage and Financial Adviser (CeFA, CeMAP) by the Institute of Financial Services UK.