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Millicent Duru

I am a real estate developer and investor with over a decade of experience in the Nigerian and global property markets. I am the CEO of Giselle Homes, a turnkey real estate company that provides property sales, development, and advisory services.

I have facilitated property transactions worth over N800 billion. Before starting Giselle Homes, I worked for seven years in the IT, healthcare, and financial services industries in the United Kingdom.

My expertise includes strategic business planning and policy, joint venture transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), negotiation and deal structuring, strategic leadership and change management, marketing and business development, mentoring, and human resource development. I returned to Nigeria and leveraged my world-class experience, network, and skillset to make a name for myself in Nigeria’s real estate market.

As a business and impact leader, I have been part of various high-impact projects across the globe, including the Emerging Markets Consultancy Project in Warsaw, Poland; Kensington International Symposium: Doing Business in China, Shanghai, China; Challenges of the World’s Fastest Growing Business Hub, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and International Study Tour: Leadership of Change, Johannesburg, and Cape Town, South Africa.

My career milestones

I am currently a member of the Chartered Management Institute, UK; International Career Institute (Certificate of Real Estate); BCS, Chartered Institute for IT, UK; International Business Executive (IBD); Association of Business Executive, UK; and the Real Estate Professional Association of Nigeria.

I hold an MBA in Finance from the University of Wales, a BA (Hons) in Marketing from the University of Glamorgan, Wales, and a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Port Harcourt. I am an alumna of Lagos Business School and Edinburgh Business School, UK. I have taken executive courses in Corporate Retail Management Training, Federated, Inc; and Business Analysis Foundation Certification in Business Analysis (ISEB) in the United Kingdom.

I currently run masterclasses on business, sales, and real estate investments in Africa. In addition to my various business interests, I am also the founder of Life Dreams Foundation, which focuses on giving back to young girls and small businesses.

In 2015 and 2019, I contested for the legislative office of the House of Representatives and later served as a member of a Presidential Campaign Council between 2017 and 2019, and Imo State Coordinator for Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Council in 2019.

If i’m not busy building my businesses, making new deals, organizing masterclasses, and executing change projects, you can find me spending time with my family and traveling the world.

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