Alaro City ( is a planned 2,000-hectare, mixed-income and mixed-use development with homes, offices, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, entertainment and 150 hectares of parks and open spaces respectively aimed at delivering a live, work, play environment for the future of urban living in Lagos.

Speakers for the Webinar were:

Gareth Edwards

Associate Principle Designer, Skidmore, Owens and Merrill

Gareth Edwards is an Associate Principle urban designer and planner at SOM. Throughout his 14 years at SOM he has worked on projects of a variety of scales and programs worldwide and has been involved in Alaro City since 2017.



Olowayomi Amoussa

Olowayomi Amoussa

Head of Marketing Communications, Alaro City

Yomi is a thorough-bred creative and business leader with numerous years of experience, having worked in the Aviation, Banking and Advertising industries; in the process, gaining diverse forms and levels of experience.

Over the past 7 years, he had worked in brand leadership as well as core strategy/account planning lead functions and has recorded several notable successes building and reinventing global and local brands across industries with some of the largest, Global Agency Networks.

He also led the MTN Business team in his past life and was the strategic brain behind the MTN Man in The Box Campaign for which he has received numerous awards in addition to many more on his trophy cabinet.

He is also an alumnus of Strategic Planning from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town and is currently pursuing an MBA at a prestigious University in the UK.


Gbenga Ismail

Vice Chair, of AEAN, NAR bilateral partner in Nigeria, and Vice President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Real Estate Professional with over 25 years experience. Currently Principal Partner at Ismail and Partners, Chartered Surveyors and Real Estate Consultants. Gbenga is the Vice Chairman of NAR bilateral partner in Nigeria, AEAN and is also a Vice President of the Lagos Chairman of Commerce and Industry.