Blessing Kalu (Partner/Group Head Central Valuation, Lagos)

A Partner with the firm, Blessing is the Group Head of Central Valuation-a role she has occupied since 2012. Backed by industry experience spanning over 13 years, she has become an industry icon renowned for expertise in the areas of valuation execution and marketing. Blessing was prepared for her present role having occupied and excelled most recently as Associate Partner/Head of Financial Services amidst other responsibilities she handled at JideTaiwo and Co.

Her rich professional resume parades top notch valuation execution services across various industries. She was a member of the team that undertook assets valuation for the merger of Total and Elf. At various times, she has executed valuation projects for financial institutions such as First Bank of Nigeria, United Bank for Africa, Afribank Plc., to name but a few.

Blessing has deep understanding of asset valuation execution with special focus on the construction industry. She was team coordinator in valuation execution for the likes of Consteng Engineering Limited, HFP Engineering Ltd and Zarkhem Construction. Her immense skills and doggedness saw her coordinating the team that executed the industry acclaimed asset valuation of the wounding up of the Shell Nigeria Pension Funds Administrators Limited. She had also led valuation execution services rendered to Nigeria Bottling Company Plc., Nigerian Distilleries Limited, Negris Group, Continental Broadcasting Services and Afromedia Media Group.

A best in breed Nigerian, Blessing holds a Higher National Diploma in Estate Management from Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Nigeria. She had her National Youth Service with JideTaiwo& Co. and retained afterwards as a result of her commitment and other values she brought to the firm. An Associate member of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and valuers (NIESV), she is equally a Registered Member of Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON)