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'Tunde Reis retired as a brigadier general from the Nigerian Army and is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of First World Communities Ltd - a company focused on large scale delivery of affordable housing and associated infrastructure in West Africa. He also serves as consultant to the Nigerian Army and other government agencies on housing, land and urban development. In 2007, he was appointed the Executive Chairman of Nigeria's Federal Housing Authority (FHA), where he received commendation from the President of Nigeria. Prior to this, he established a retirement housing scheme for officers and soldiers. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Lagos and a master's degree in Architecture. 'Tunde received a Ph.D from the Architectural Association Graduate School in London. He has received the highest medal for unblemished long service, the Grand Service Service Star, the Chief of Army Staff's commendation, the "Most Distinguished Alumni of the Lagos Business School" award, the 2001 National Productivity Order of Merit award and the national honour of Officer Order of the Niger. In collaboration with his wife, 'Yinka, and their four daughters, 'Tunde started the Borikan Self-Reliance Institute, aimed at providing extra tuition, scholarship and mentoring for primary school children (age 9-11) from indigent illiterate parents. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.