Mrs. Fatima Wali-Abdurrahman is a professional architect with over 30 years’ post-qualification experience. She obtained her B.A in Architecture & Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota, USA in 1983. In 1987, she obtained her M.Sc (Architecture) from the University College, London. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Filmo Group of Companies, a position she has held since 1994.
In her capacity as the CEO of Filmo Group, she oversees the Group’s Property Development, Real Estate and Facilities Management interests. Through its subsidiaries, the Group has successfully designed and constructed residential houses, hotels and commercial buildings across Nigeria, and especially in Lagos and Abuja.
Fatima Wali-Abdurrahman has served as Board member of various companies across the financial services, manufacturing and oil & gas industries in Nigeria. She has also served as a member of the Governing Council of the Lagos State University, and a Trustee of the Child Life Line, a Non-Governmental Organisation.
She has also served as member, panellist and chairperson of a number of committees, panels, task forces and working groups in Nigeria and beyond. Some of these include: the Insurance Sector Reform Committee of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (Member); the Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation (Member); and Harvard Business School, Africa Business Conference on Real Estate (Panelist) to mention a few.