Akintunde started as an agronomist, after studying Agronomy at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). It must be clarified that Armstrong ‘Tope Akintunde is one of big players in the ever improving Nigeria’s Real Estate industry. Starting with Suru Group Limited, he has now graduated as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aerofield Homes Limited.
Akintunde has been involved in the construction of several multi-million naira housing projects with a possible of expansion of the property business to help government further bridge housing deficit in the country which prompted his candid advice on public private partnership arrangement that covers provision of land and land title documents, favourable regulations in the industry to promote usage of standard materials and professionals in the building and construction of houses and other infrastructure as part of efforts to curb incessant building collapse.
He commended the efforts of government at all levels to make Nigerians home owners and reduce increasing deficits in the home ownership statuses of many Nigerians as he offers valuable advice on panacea to economic downturn and prerequisites needed to either be gainfully employed in the industry or to become home owners.
Who is Armstrong Tope Akintunde – academic and professional background, growing-up, challenges, targets and prospects?
I was born on November 15, 1983, to the family of late Fowodara of Araromi, in Iperu Remo, Ogun State. I attended Wesley Primary School Iperu between 1988 – 1992 and proceeded to Christ Apostolic Grammar School Iperu-Remo in 1992-1998.
I further my studies at the University of Agriculture Abeokuta (UNAAB) now known as Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy. During the period, I was a student union activist at UNAAB. I happend to be the General Secretary of the National Association of Iperu students (NAIS) between 2000 – 2001, General Secretary of the National Association of Ogun state students (NAOSS) between 2003 – 2004.
I was thereafter elected as the President of National Association of Ogun State Student (NAOSS) 2004-2005. Afterall, I have been so privileged to attend several conferences and seminars both in Nigeria, Europe and USA. In the recent time, I was honoured with various awards, now; I am Fellow Member of the Institute of Professional Managers and Administrator of Nigeria (IPMA), an Associate Member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) with certificate as a Certified Customer Relationship Manager (crm/cep).
I have been able to had several Real Estate and Project Management Courses, Seminars, Trainings and Conferences. I joined Suru Group Limited in 2009 and I am currently the Executive Director on Special Projects in the organization. I am also the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aerofield Homes Limited.
What informed being an Executive Director on Special Projects at Suru Group and Chief Executive Officer of Aerofield Homes? Wouldn’t this cause a clash of interests?
Having trained and grew up with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities at once by focusing on task while keeping track of others, these multi tasking skills in me wouldn’t allow for any clash of interests.