About Ronald Chagoury Jr.
Based out of Lagos, Nigeria, Ronald Chagoury Jr. is a Representative of the Chagoury Group and Vice Chairman of Eko Atlantic, a division of the Chagoury Group.
For Ronald, sustainability and environmentalism are more than just an interest; he understands that they’re the very foundation of the future. When he was studying in university in 2002 — back, when electric cars were too expensive for the mass market and solar energy, was too costly an option to be feasible — Ronald was learning and predicting the ways in which renewable energy would take over the market in the coming years. As climate change grows to be a more imminent threat, the push for renewable energy has only grown.
Ronald has started looking for silver bullets for climate change, the most significant ways we can halt climate change and reverse its effects. One of the cheapest ways we can reverse carbon emissions is by halting deforestation, allowing our planet to use its natural resources to clean the air we breathe.
Another silver bullet that interests Ronald is how we can create cleaner cities and make existing cities cleaner and greener. It’s this interest that has sparked green initiatives from Eko Atlantic.
Eko Atlantic is a groundbreaking new city built off the coast of Lagos — the largest and fastest-growing city in West Africa — on land reclaimed from the ocean. The visionary project is already at an advanced stage of development. It will offer ample residential space, land that is optimally located adjacent to Lekki and Victoria Island, and a booming international business district that’s already enticing investors.
Ronald has also been working with South Energyx Nigeria Limited and the Nigerian government on plans to improve the public transportation that is available in the country. Projects like the new railway and ferry system will work alongside the Eko Atlantic project, which is completely privately funded. Ronald Chagoury Jr. and his family have been in Nigeria for more than 40 years, allowing them to gain a deep understanding of how the country has evolved. Helping Lagos become a financial center for Sub-Saharan Africa, and eventually, the continent was a natural fit for the Chagoury Group.
In the face of how the media tends to belittle Africa, Ronald Chagoury Jr. is excited for Eko Atlantic to show the world all the ways in which global standards are being set out of Africa.