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Biography of Chris IGWE

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Chris IGWE
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Chris Igwe is Managing Director of Chris Igwe International, based in Paris.

The Company specialises in strategic retail and real estate advice to international companies. Before that, Chris was Managing Director European Operations for the International Council of Shopping Centers, ICSC, responsible for repositioning the company in Europe, joining them in 2000. Prior to ICSC, Chris was Property Director Europe for Gap, successfully negotiating some of the most highly sought after real estate in Europe. He is a qualified Chartered Civil Engineer who moved into retailing in 1993. He joined Foot Locker Europe in 1994 in the Netherlands as Director of Real Estate, Construction and Purchasing successfully expanding the company into its then eight European countries of business and establishing an unprecedented growth strategy. Previously Chris worked for Consultants RMJM in Edinburgh, Scotland and then Laing Management Contracting Ltd on London’s acclaimed Stansted Airport project. He joined Swiss specialist contractor, Schmidlin, in Basle, Switzerland in 1990 as Senior Project Manager and was responsible for major international projects in Germany, Switzerland, Libya, England, Scotland, and France. Chris is also Director of Retailp, the leading European retail real estate intelligence service provider. In addition to English, Chris speaks French, German and Dutch and has lived in several different countries, including Nigeria, France, Switzerland, England, Scotland and The Netherlands. He is married to a Scot and they have four children. When he finds time, he enjoys playing guitar, singing, karate and teaching Sunday School. He is also a Feng Shui Practitioner and Consultant, as well as a certified Trainer and Facilitator for Personal Development and Executive Coaching. Chris Igwe was educated at the International School, Geneva, Switzerland, and gained a BSc(Hons), in Civil Engineering at Newcastle University, England, and a Masters degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

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