Late Philip Odogwu joined Union Homes in February 2006 as Assistant General Manager and until his death, Executive Director- Business Development.
He has over 2 decades of banking experience and holds an M.Sc in Banking and Finance from the University of Ibadan. He has an LLB from Lagos state university and was called to the bar by the Nigerian law school.
Late Odogwu is also an Associate of the Chartered institute of Bankers, London (ACIB) and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB).
He started his banking career in Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. He later joined Universal Trust Bank in 1993 and rose to become Assistant General Manager and Regional business controller for Lagos.
He has a track record of growing business relationships and coordinating business development/marketing functions in large network of branches, pioneering new branches, turning around loss-making branches and creating solution-based electronic banking products.
He developed new products such as Unithrift Savings account, Union Homes Trust account, House At Home Scheme and Home Equity Mortgage. After a brief study tour in Singapore, he anchored the floating of the Union Homes REIT, which is the first Real Estate Investment Trust in Africa. He also played a pivotal role in the setting up of seven new branches in our branch expansion programme which commenced in 2007.
He has attended courses in reputable institutions both local and overseas such as Manchester Business School, Gibb’s international school Jo’burg South Africa, Cranfield School of management, Bedford England and Lagos Business School.