Dr. 'Tunde Reis speaks at various professional events and he is a certified teacher of Search Inside Yourself (SIY), a mindfulness based emotional intelligence program, backed by neuroscience, which was developed and tested in Google. He also offers innovative solutions on housing and urban development matters to public and private organisations. 'Tunde works in the companies he founded as an architect and affordable housing provider. He retired from the Nigerian Army as a Brigadier General, having received the highest medal for unblemished long service. 'Tunde's innovative contributions were acknowledged with two national honours. He also received the “Distinguished Alumni of the Lagos Business School” award. Tunde He is a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and the Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa.
Dr Reis is the founder of Firstworld Ventures Ltd (FVL). The company facilitates skills and techniques that elicit human potential, with a view to enhancing productivity and wellbeing. FVL provides training programs in SIY, Self-Leadership, Coaching and other growth or transformation tools for corporate and individual clients (www.fw-p.co.uk). He is also the founder of First World Communities Ltd, a company focused on large-scale development of affordable housing and associated infrastructure (www.firstworld-communities.com). He is a non-executive director in other companies and non-profit boards.
'Tunde obtained a PhD in Housing Studies from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, UK. He has a Master's degree in Environmental Design (Architecture) and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, both from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and the London Business School. Dr Reis holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the UK Institute of Directors. 'Tunde enjoys contemplative practices, which significantly impact all he does and is keen to share this, as he continues to explore and learn.