Ruth Obih-Obuah, Founder and CEO of 3Invest, Is Rise Networks Youth Of The Week

Ruth Obih-Obuah graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the Imo State University and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, in 2004, where she was called to bar. After her call to the bar in Nigeria, she proceeded to the BPP Law School, London and passed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test in 2007 which made her eligible to practice law in the UK. She has a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from the Pan-Atlantic University, Real Estate Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and she took part in a Real Estate Management Program from the Harvard Business School.

After her Bachelor’s degree, she was admitted to study Oil & Gas Law at the University of Dundee for her Masters degree program but was rejected a visa to travel to the UK. The visa rejection, according to her, was one of the reasons she got the strength to start up the company. She founded 3INVEST a Real Estate Company serving real estate owners, investors, developers and occupiers globally. It originally started in the UK where she had two partners in London and it ran for a year before she came back to Nigeria to start up alone. In January 2011, she started 3Invest Intelligence, a division of the 3Invest Limited that focuses on real estate media and advocacy. She also anchored a bi-weekly radio programme Real Estate On-Air on Classic 97.3 FM and Beat 99.9 FM, both in Lagos.

Ruth as a Lawyer and a versatile Entrepreneur is fast becoming the face of Real Estate in Nigeria as her Company 3Invest has been credited for leading the drive to digitize the real estate sector in Sub Saharan Africa through its advocacy platform 3invest Intelligence. She was named ‘Aspiring Business Person’ in 2012 by the National Youth Economic Council for her exploits in increasing awareness of possibilities in real estate investment.