Faruk Aliyu holds a bachelor degree in Information Technology from Drexel University, Philadelphia and Master Degree in Real Estate Development from Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is an astute real estate development expert with over a decade experience. Faruk is also the Managing Director at Shelter Suites & Hotels, a leading hotel development and operating company in Nigeria. SS&HL is currently developing several hotel projects across Nigeria. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Hotels Owners Forum Abuja, and currently sits on the board of several major companies spanning interests from agriculture to mining. Faruk has a passion for volunteer work and social activities. He's spent time volunteering as a coach at the Haverford School and his life's goal is to run his community initiative program 'ball for one' which aims to empower youth through sports in Nigeria. He has various hobbies ranging from wrestling to building model airplanes. Faruk lives in Abuja, Nigeria with his wife and son.