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Ronald Chagoury


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About Ronald Chagoury

Ronald Chagoury Jr. is the Vice Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited currently working on Eko Atlantic. The project consists of the construction and development of a high-tech, environmentally friendly city in Lagos, Nigeria. Ronald Chagoury has been actively involved in the Eko Atlantic project since the start of land reclamation in 2008.

Eko Atlantic has been a fulfilling opportunity for Ronald Chagoury, as it has allowed him to learn more about urbanism, construction, real estate development, green technology, environmentalism, and sustainability.

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Ronald Chagoury has been interested in the development of green technology and sustainable infrastructure since his early days at ECE Paris, where he earned a Master’s degree in Engineering.

After attending University, Ronald got very involved with an aquaponics/hydroponic farm project, sparking his interest in the future of environmentally friendly farming. As the world’s population grows, being able to farm using methods that have little impact on the environment will become more and more imperative. Ronald Chagoury became very concerned in giving the people of Nigeria access to low income, environmentally friendly housing projects their area. These issues remain at the forefront of Ronald’s concerns, and he is passionate about bringing positive change to his country both economically and socially.

One of the top priority for Eko Atlantic has been to transform the city into a hub for the fast-growing middle class. Ronald Chagoury is a keen believer in the construction of cost competitive, modern, efficient apartments.

One way of achieving this is through the construction of small, modern apartments that compensate for space constraints with great shared spaces and amenities, which will allow those living on Eko Atlantic very enjoyable and at the same time, more affordable.

As the Vice Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, Chagoury Jr. has been involved in many areas of Eko Atlantic, from developing early stages of the project to promoting the concept and development of the project at both the regional and international levels. The company has already reclaimed over 5 million square meters of real estate to date by mining land from the seafloor.

Eko Atlantic is committed to satisfying the needs for financial, commercial, residential, and tourist accommodations through the development of this state-of-the-art infrastructure. Ronald Chagoury and the team focus on the development of high-end commercial and residential towers, shopping mall, hospitals, schools, water and sewage treatment facilities, fiber optics and much more.

Ronald Chagoury Jr. hopes that the Eko Atlantic project can serve as the new standard for environmentally-friendly and sustainable cities around the world. As the world changes to be more conscious of the environment, Ronald believes Eko Atlantic will be a catalyst for this change and an example for the rest of the world. Through the implementation of environmental techniques and construction of sustainable infrastructure, Eko Atlantic will help to define the city of Lagos in becoming the financial center of the region.



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