Self-Discipline: Critical For A Winning Life.

Recently my family celebrated some incredible milestones.It is a time to reflect, to give thanks and share my motivation. To explain why family keeps me groundedand how self-discipline allows me to balance the demands of business and the love of family. First, my twin boys, Toby and Tony, became communicants of the Catholic Church. We […]

Climate Finance: Joining Forces for a Sustainable Future

I was in London today at the invitation of King Charles III of the United Kingdom and U.S. President Biden to attend the Climate Finance Mobilization Forum in London, aimed at mobilising a new generation of catalytic capital in the fight against climate change. This Forum convened a group of global leading philanthropies, companies, and […]

Avon HMO at 10: Celebrating Legacy, Success and A Commitment to Health

On Friday we celebrated Avon HMO turning 10. My wife Dr. Elumelu AKA #MrsTOE put it best. She said, “This journey started ten years ago, and this journey started without anything. It was a clean slate. There was no Avon HMO; there was nothing. There was just a dream. It was just an intent, and […]

Fitness and Exercise: A Healthy Recipe for Success

I often talk about business – my philosophy, my successes and yes, my setbacks. Today, let’s talk about something that is as much a foundation for my success as that philosophy. We are all born with talent – but personal choice, dedication and our mindset often decides if and how we embrace that talent. The […]

TOE At VivaTech Conference, Paris.

Yesterday at #Vivatech in Paris, I spoke about my two passions: Entrepreneurship in Africa and Africapitalism, in my fireside chat with Maurice Lévy, Chairman of Publicis Groupe and co-founder of Vivatech. It has become a cliché that technology can help Africa leapfrog infrastructure challenges and transform our environment – but we see this every day. […]

Speech Delivered at United Nations General Assembly of the United Nations themed, Power, Africapitalism and the Private Sector and SDG Goals.

April 9, 2014 Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, Ambassador Ashe, President of the UN General Assembly; Hon. Sajdik, President of ECOSOC; ambassadors, representatives, delegates and observers of the various nations and peoples of the world; representatives of civil society organisations and the private sector; and distinguished ladies and gentlemen. I thank you for the opportunity to […]

Business Daily Meets: My Interview with Peter MacJob of BBC.

Africapitalism is the way to build Africa’s wealth and no one but us will develop Africa. The government and the private sector must come together to develop Africa in a manner that is sustainable and in a manner that creates prosperity and more importantly creates jobs and inclusiveness that will help develop our continent. I […]


Presidential Banquet Hall, State House Abuja- FCT. Good morning Your Excellencies,The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.My brother and friend, the President of Kenya, President William RutoThe former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, my friend, Sir. Tony Blair.The UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina J. Mohammed.My big sister, the Director General […]