A self-motivated and dynamic Estate Surveyor with a strong background in Real Estate, having knowledge in information technology and exposure in micro-soft office user specialist (MOUS), for purpose of forecasting, dexterity in database. Challenged by work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. Keen to learn with ‘can do’ attitude, whole-heartedly focused and committed delivering high quality results. Seeking a position where my experience will add value to the establishment, while affording me continuous exposure to meaningful challenges and opportunities.
Sir Emmanuel N. Mbaka (KSM) MD/CEO
Sir Emmanuel N. Mbaka (KSM) (MD/CEO)
Profile of Engr. (Sir) Emmanuel Ndubuisi Mbaka.
Sir Emmanuel Ndubuisi Mbaka is a pilot of great advances and innovative ideas whose name has become a reference statement of competence and resourcefulness. Sir Mbaka, is not just an astute Manager of human and material resources, he is a glittering star that is making significant difference among other stars in the dynamic mortgage banking sector of Nigeria.
Born September 26, 1960 to the family of late Chief Bernard and Mary Emeji Mbaka of Obodo, Eluama, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.
A man of many firsts, in 1974 He bagged 1st Grade at Old Court Primary School, Aba, Abia State and thereafter proceeded to National High School, Aba, Abia State and again bagged 1st Division (1974-1979). Emma, as he is fondly called by his peers, gained admission into the University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt and again, came out with a First Class Honours Degree in Mathematics in 1987. He also possesses Masters Degree from Liverpool University, UK.
He is a fellow of three prestigious institutes namely Fellow institute of Public Management FIPM), Fellow institute of Government Research (FIGR), Fellow Institute of Corporate Administration, (FCAI) and also a Paul Haris Fellow (PHF).
Mbaka started his career as a lecturer at the famous Kaduna Polytechnic; Kaduna and joined the banking sector as Assistant Manager with Progress Bank of Nigeria Plc and worked briefly at their Breadfruit Branch Lagos and exited 1990 from the bank.
He was later appointed managing director of Frankenstein Nigeria Ltd. in 1991, a major distributor of ‘Sharp’ photocopier & ‘HP’ computers in Nigeria and subsequently, Managing Director/CEO, First Generation Homes Savings and Loans Ltd. in 2003.
Today, Sir Mbaka is the MD/CEO, Platinum Mortgage Bank Limited with branches in many states of the federation and he has taken the bank to the number one spot in the mortgage banking sector. It is noteworthy to mention here that in spite of harsh operating environment; Platinum Mortgage Bank Ltd. has become a case study in the mortgage industry.
Recently, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan appointed him the Chairman, Governing Board, Project Development Agency (PRODA), Enugu.( A foremost Research Institute East of the Niger)
Sir Mbaka is sitting on the Board of several companies, institutions and Association which include:
NTA Properties & Investment Limited (The property Arm of Nigerian Television Authority)
SPYTECH Securities Company Ltd.
Chairman SUPERBRAND Securities Company Limited
Member of the Board of Trustee (BOT) of VUNA (VERITAS University Abuja Nigeria)-a Catholic University
Grand Patron PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY IN NIGERIA (PWDIN)
Grand Patron IGBO PERFORMING ARTISTS ASSOCIATION
Grand Patron, Nigeria Man ‘O War in Abia State
Life Mayor of IGBO Community Gwarimpa, Abuja-Nigeria
He is also Chairman, TRADEMORE INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, Both UK& NIGERIA), Chairman MINANUEL INVESTMENT LTD., Chairman MINFA PROPERTIES & INVESTMENT Limited and others too numerous to mention. A devout Christian and a knight of Saint Mulumba (KSM), whose dedication and devotion to the work of God earned him and his family the highly revered, apostolic blessing from His Holiness Benedict XVI in 2008.
In First Generation Savings and Loans where he was the pioneer MD, he created 1,000 mortgages in less than 2 years, and raised the balance sheet of the company from N100M to N3 Billion in 2 years, and bagged the Father of modern mortgage in Nigeria.
He single-handedly built St. Agnes Pro-Cathedral Catholic Church in Eluama, Isuikwuato. As a philanthropist that knows no bounds, he donated a 500 KVA transformer to Jahi Community in Abuja-a community that has not had electricity for over 50 years. He also sunk boreholes to the same community to give them a sense of belonging. His philanthropic gestures earned him the prestigious honour of Grand Patron, Nigeria Man ‘O War in Abia State; to whom he donated a 16- seater bus. He has donated school buses, books and other learning materials to schools in Isuikwuato. Little wonder his people gave his the title “Ugbo vu Mba”—literally meaning; the ship that is carrying the nation.
A goal-oriented and exceptional personality, who has demonstrated strong ability to build new territories and expand opportunities within existing one, a self-starting, pro-active and motivated individual with good communication and presentation skills.
In other to meet the charity need of his people, he set up the Emmanuel Mbaka foundation in 2002 to assist the needy. The work of the foundation since inception is immeasurable.
He also possess multi-discipline experience acquired through practical application of his expertise, a strong advocate of team building and quality control, Engr. Mbaka has effectively and efficiently excelled in the banking industry particularly in the real estate sub-sector in his pursuit to improve the welfare of Nigerians through the provision of quality housing delivery services at affordable cost. He has just completed Africa’s biggest shopping mall at Mabushi, Abuja consisting of 500 shopping units, all ensuite.
A quintessential administrator and philanthropist, his immense contribution to mankind has earned him over 57 awards and laurels within and outside the country. Some of the awards and recognitions include:
1. African Leadership Excellence Gold Award;
2. Community Service Award by the Rotary Club International;
3. Isuikwuato Development Union Gold Award ;
4. Global Leader of Integrity Merit Award by Integrity Media Communication ;
5. Intra-Continental Media Network Platinum Award for Pillar of Africa;
6. Global Top Leader Peace Ambassador Gold Award by Nigerian Top Leader Magazine;
7. Christian Standard Excellence Award (CSEA) by Christian Standards Magazine
8. Ambassador of Peace, Interrelations and International federation for World Peace;
9. Great Achiever Gold Award for Africa, etc, etc.
Again, his contribution to national development, especially in the area of mass housing is heartwarming and highly commendable. Below are some of his landmark achievements in housing development in Nigeria
1. 200 units of 2 and 3 bedroom duplexes & terrace under the mass housing scheme at Minfa Garden Estate, Lokogoma District, Abuja. (2007)
2. 150 Units of 2 and 3 bedroom and duplexes at Trademore Estate, Dutse Gariki, Apo, Abuja (2008).
3. 3000 units of various house types at Trademore Mega City Estate, Sabon Lugbe, subscribed by low income civil servants and Nigerians generally.
4. 500 units of various house types at Aper Aku Estate, Agan North Bank, Makurdi, Benue State.
5. 50 housing units at Emmanuel Estate, Badagry, Lagos.
6. 500 shopping units and banking halls at Platinum Mega Mall, Mabushi, Abuja.
7. 70 units of 6 Bed-room Duplexes Detached & 5 Bed-room Semi- detached duplexes at katampe Hills, Kubwa Express, Abuja
8. 150 units of 2&3 Bedrooms at Minfa /FMBN PPP Estate in Naze, Owerri Imo State.
9. 1000 Units of 2 & 3 Bedroom houses at Ochendo Estate, Ubani Ibeku Umuahia, Abia state.
Those who know him have often cherished his dynamic and indefatigable personality, his wealth of knowledge and how he inspires others. He is easily described thus: the spring of wisdom, the personification of integrity, the epitome of community service, a great philanthropist and trail blazer known for his honesty and accountability which makes him a perfect bridge builder and a true patriot and indeed a paragon of excellence.
Through the years, their prayers for him have remained thus: that he be sustained by the guaranteed love and grace of Almighty God because of his professional and vocation attributes to edify, purify and sanctify lesser mortals.
This citation will not be complete without mentioning the woman behind his success. Sir Mbaka is happily married to Lady Ngozi Mbaka and the marriage is blessed with three wonderful children.
Ucheoma Iroha Executive Director
Ucheoma Iroha (Executive Director)
Ucheoma Iroha (Mrs) is an Executive Director with the Bank. She is a seasoned Mortgage Banker with over 13 years in Mortgage Banking. Prior to her appointment as the Executive Director with the Bank, she has held various positions as Branch Manager, Regional Manager, Senior Manager, amongst other positions.
She holds a B.Sc degree in Mathematics and PGD in Financial Management.
She is a member of Chartered Institute of Loans and Risk Management of Nigeria ( CILIRM) as well as a fellow of Chartered Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria.
She is happily married.
David Okoroafor Nwosu Director
David Okoroafor Nwosu (Director)
Sir. David Okorafor-Nwosu is a seasoned business man. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from Enugu State University of Science &Technology. He worked as a Manager at Costa Projects Ltd, Abuja and Grand Contractors Nigeria Limited among others, before going into Business Management Consultancy. He is now successfully into Estate Management Consultancy.
Sir David is married with children.
Victor Egbe Director
Victor Egbe (Director)
Akinloye Oyebaji Director
Akinloye Oyebaji (Director)
Akinloye Oyebanji belongs to the second generation of graduate employment scheme of the NTA in the early 80s. He had an early impression on his supervisors and bosses and was sent on a grade A Assignment just five months after his employment outside the country, which was to interview the comeback Ghanaian Head of State Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings. Since then, there was no looking back for the young journalist who eventually became a Director in January 2012.
In his career with the Nigerian Television Authority, he traveled to several parts of the world, interacted with the best in his profession, and in December 2003, he was conferred with Nigeria's highest sports recognition, the National Sport Merit Award. As a young Nigerian, he schooled in different parts of the country and today speaks fluent Hausa, Yoruba and passable Igbo. On the international scene, he speaks passable French and has attended courses related to his profession in countries like Canada, United States of America, and England.
Alhaji Zanna Muhammad Abba-Gana Director
Alhaji Zanna Muhammad Abba-Gana (Director)
Alhaji Zanna Muhammad Abba-Gana is also a Non-Executive Director of the Bank. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Agric Economics (1999) and M.Sc. in Agric Extension (2007) from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State. Zanna also serves on the Boards of AGN Construction and Civil Works Limited, Moonrock Nigeria Limited and Sonata Spa Nigeria Limited. He is also an active Board Member of Minfa Nigeria Limited, one of the leading estate development companies in Nigeria, and also the Managing Director of Resolve Systems Limited, Facility Managers of Platinum Mega Mall, Mabushi - Abuja. Alhaji Zanna has keen interest in the political development of Nigeria, he contested for the Federal House of Representative under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party in Borno State, 2011, and he has participated in various political activities across the nation and Borno State in particular. Alhaji Zanna enjoys writing poems and has two poetry publications to his credit. Our young amiable Director is happily married with children.
Engr. (Chief) Celestine Duruaku Opurum Director
Engr. (Chief) Celestine Duruaku Opurum (Director)
Chief Celestine Opurum is a Civil Engineer by profession having obtained HND (upper credit) in civil engineering. He also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Liverpool. A Member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and a Corporate Member of Nigeria Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE). Chief Opurum is a successful business executive with interest in hospitality business and twenty five (25) years working experience in the Construction and Engineering Industry. He is the MD/CEO of Croydon Hotels Ltd
and Duvik Nigeria Ltd, a construction firm which he joined after his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in 1989 with Arning Nig. Ltd, an Engineering Consulting complementary arm of a leading Architectural firm in Nigeria (Archcon). He has attended several high profiles Director’s programmes on Corporate Governance and Risk Management by Financial Institute Training Center (FITC). He is happily married with children.
Barrister Apugo U.K Apugo Company Secretary/Legal Adviser
Barrister Apugo U.K Apugo LL.B (HONS), BL (HONS) is the company secretary of Platinum Mortgage Bank Ltd from inception. He is also the Managing Solicitor of U.K Apugo & Company (UGONNA CHAMBER) of suite 42, Garki II Shopping complex, Mohammadu Buhari way, Garki II, Abuja. He obtained his Bachelor of law degree LL.B (HONS) from the then Imo State University, Okigwe (now Abia State University) in 1991 thereafter, he proceeded to the famous Nigeria law school, Victoria island, Lagos, where he was subsequently awarded Barrister at law degree BL (HONS) and was called to the bar in 1992. He did his National Youth Service with the legal department of the National Assembly here in Abuja.
Thereafter, worked briefly with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, before opting out into private legal practice. He did his tutelage at the law firm of OGULAFOR & COMPANY before setting up his own legal practice in 1996. Since then he has remained in private practice as the Managing Solicitor of U.K Apugo & COMPANY (UGONNA CHAMBERS) and doing very well to the glory of God Almighty. Barrister Apugo U.K Apugo is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and the International Bar Association, London. He is happily married to Mrs GLORIA APUGO and bless with four (4) lovely children.