Dr. Emeka Uzoeto, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1st Homes Limited, is set to be honored as the Real Estate Person of the Decade at the highly coveted AMTY Awards. This prestigious award recognizes Dr. Uzoeto’s outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and his commitment to providing affordable housing for Nigerians.
Born and raised in Azia (Abam) Community in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria, Dr. Uzoeto has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and making a positive impact in his community. In response to the growing need for affordable housing in the country, he founded 1st Homes Limited, a real estate and property development company. The company has gained recognition for its expertise in designing and constructing high-quality residential and commercial housing projects in the country.
Before venturing into the real estate industry, Dr. Uzoeto was a successful businessman in the garment manufacturing sector. He founded Phoenix Garment Industrial Ltd, a company that specializes in producing jeans clothing. The company’s success has not been limited to Nigeria, as it has also catered to the fashion needs of customers in West Africa.
Not limited to just the real estate industry, Dr. Uzoeto also serves as the Chairman of Metal Base Bureau De Change Limited, a financial institution that deals with various local and international currency transactions. With his expertise in multiple sectors, he has become a respected leader in the business and financial sectors.
Dr. Uzoeto’s philanthropic work is an integral part of his life and business philosophy. Through his foundation, the Emeka Uzoeto Foundation (EUF), he has provided scholarships to indigent but talented students, supported young entrepreneurs by providing them with start-up capital, and consistently carries out charity work to help the less privileged.
In recognition of his remarkable achievements and leadership skills, Dr. Uzoeto has received numerous accolades throughout his career. Notably, he was conferred with a Doctor of Science (D.Sc. Hons) Honoris Causa in property management and estate development.
Dr. Uzoeto is a well-traveled businessman who has participated in various seminars, conferences, and business roundtables globally and locally. His dedication to excellence has made him a role model for aspiring entrepreneurs and business professionals.
Despite his busy schedule, Dr. Uzoeto remains a devoted family man. He is happily married to Mrs. Obiageli Uzoeto and they have four children.
The Real Estate Person of the Decade award at the AMTY Awards is a fitting recognition of Dr. Emeka Uzoeto’s exceptional contributions to the real estate industry and his unwavering commitment to providing affordable housing for Nigerians. Through his success as a businessman and his philanthropic endeavors, he continues to make a lasting impact on his community.