The National President, Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), Reverend Ugochukwu Chime is to be conferred with the prestigious Honourary Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Building at the ongoing 2017 builder’s conference/annual general meeting holding in Bauchi. Reverend Chime, a Surveyor, real estate developer and physical development Consultant is also the President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA).
His various academic pursuits at the University of Nigeria, earned him a first degree in Geography, a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Surveying, Geodesy and Photogrammetry, and another Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Management.
He also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Theology from Agape Bible College Enugu. He got registered with the Surveyors Registration Council of Nigeria (SURCON) in 1995, and earned a fellowship of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors(FNIS) in 2010. He had a 15 years working experience with Anambra/Enugu States Government in Ministry of Lands, Survey and Urban Development (May 1980 – June 1995). He started serving as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of COPEN GROUP OF COMPANIES from June 1995 till date.
He served as Chairman, Board of Directors, Enugu State Housing Development Corporation(2003 – 2007). He is also the Chairman, Bethel Microfinance Bank Ltd and sits on the Board of many other companies.
His company – Copen Services Limited was given the first ever Federal Mortgage Bank of
Nigeria (FMBN) certificate of commendation to an Estate developer on 1st December 2011
by the Hon. Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms Amal Pepple CFR.
He has made an indelible mark in Real Estate Development. pioneering the 1ST, 2ND, 3RD and 4TH successful FMBN financed estates in the South East to completion – Bethel, Goshen, Jubilee and Elim Estates. He has diversified interest in residential, commercial and industrial real estate in Enugu and Abuja.