Honourary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (HonDBA) by University of Nigeria, Nsukka
African Banker of the Year by African Banker magazine
Honourary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (HonDBA) by Benue State University
Leadership Award in Business and Philanthropy by the Africa-America Institute.
Honourary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (Honoris Causa) by University of Benin
Inaugural Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Entrepreneurship Award, Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU)
Person of the Year by Vanguard Newspapers Nigeria
Man of the Year by Seven Star Awards
Conferred Belgium’s Oldest and Highest National Honour.
Named In “Time 100” List Of The 100 Most Influential People In The World
Honoured with the TIME100 Impact Award for efforts towards empowering African entrepreneurs to create jobs on the continent.
Conferred with Nigerian National Honour – Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, in recognition of his invaluable contribution to Nigeria's economic and social development.
Appointed Chairman, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. (Transcorp)
Appointed Chairman, Seadrill Mobile Units Nigeria Ltd.
Member, Private Capital Group for Africa Partners Forum (USAID)
Co-Chair, Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Global Food Security
Member, Board of Directors, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA)
Member, Global Advisory Board of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL)
Member, World Economic Forum Africa Steering Committee
Adviser, President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)
Member, African Union Foundation
Member, World Economic Forum Community of Chairmen
Member, UNICEF, Generation Unlimited 2020
Member, UN WFP x FMHADMSD Zero Hunger Roundtable Committee