Reverend (Surv) Ugochukwu Obiora CHIME, Surveyor, Real Estate Developer, Physical
Development Consultant etc, is the National President of Real Estate Developers Association
of Nigeria (REDAN), and President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and
His various academic pursuits at the University of Nigeria, earned him a first degree in
Geography, a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Surveying, Geodesy and Photogrammetry,
and another Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Management. He also obtained a Graduate
Diploma in Theology from Agape Bible College Enugu. He got registered with the Surveyors
Registration Council of Nigeria (SURCON) in 1995, and earned a fellowship of the Nigerian
Institution of Surveyors(FNIS) in 2010.
He has traveled far and wide across the globe in his quest to equip himself for the multidimensional
role he is playing in our Nation’s socio-economic development. He is a notable
FMBN consultant in Real Estate Development with many successful developments across
the country to his credit. He has a deep love for mentoring and encouraging people to a
positive mindset and excellence in all areas of their life endeavor.
He had a 15 years working experience with Anambra/Enugu States Government in Ministry
of Lands, Survey and Urban Development (May 1980 – June 1995). He started serving as the
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of COPEN GROUP OF COMPANIES from June
1995 till date. He served as Chairman, Board of Directors, Enugu State Housing Development
Corporation(2003 – 2007). He is also the Chairman, Bethel Microfinance Bank Ltd and sits on
the Board of many other companies.
His company – Copen Services Limited was given the first ever Federal Mortgage Bank of
Nigeria (FMBN) certificate of commendation to an Estate developer on 1st December 2011
by the Hon. Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development Ms Amal Pepple CFR. He
has made an indelible mark in Real Estate Development. pioneering the 1
ST, 2ND, 3RD and 4TH
successful FMBN financed estates in the South East to completion – Bethel, Goshen, Jubilee
and Elim Estates. He has diversified interest in residential, commercial and industrial real
estate in Enugu and Abuja.
Despite his very humble disposition, it is always difficult for his ingenuity to be hidden as his
track record of selfless public service positions held, shows that he has been serving in
diverse capacities. Amongst the retinue of such positions earlier held includes:
In Real Estate Development
• ENUGU STATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Chairman, Board of Directors, Enugu State Housing Development Corporation, at 21
Kingsway Rd, Enugu. (2003 – 2007)
• FMBN CONSULTANT(2005 – 2015)
His company was a foremost Estate Development Loan monitoring and supervising
• REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA
o South East Zonal Coordinator (2004 – 2009)
o National Deputy President, (2009 – 2012)
o Chairman, Board of Directors REDAN Capital Ltd, (2010 – February 2012)
o Trustee (Member, Board of Trustees of REDAN) February 2012 till date.
o National President, REDAN February 2015 till date
In NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF SURVEYORS(NIS).
· Chairman, (NIS), Enugu State Branch (1996- 2000). Acquired the land and built the first
ever NIS Branch Secretariate in Nigeria.
· Council Representative on NIS Council (2000-2004)
· Trustee of NIS, Enugu State Branch, 2002 till date).
· Council Member representing Benue, Enugu and Anambra States on SURVEYORS
REGISTRATION COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (SURCON). (2004 – 2007)
In ENUGU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, MINES & AGRICULTURE (ECCIMA).
Council Member/Chairman Allocation (February 2007 – February 2009)
Vice President (February 2009 – February 2011)
nd Deputy President (February 2011 – February 2013)
st Deputy President (February 2013 – February 2015)
President of ECCIMA (February 2016 – February 2018)
His core belief is that life is all about GOD and that life has meaning only when you do what
you do because of and for GOD
He enjoys playing chess, table tennis, football, reading and swimming.