My Goodwill Remarks At The Nigerian Government High-Level Donor Engagement On Nigeria’s 2023 Housing And Population Census

Good morning distinguished Ladies & Gentlemen. Thank you, Honourable Ministers, for inviting me here to deliver goodwill remarks on behalf of the Organised Private Sector and African Philanthropic Organisations. Let me start by commending our President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, for this laudable effort. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with an estimated […]

No Time to Wait for Climate Action in Africa

A Joint op-ed with David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and Tony Elumelu, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. This month’s COP27 climate negotiations in Egypt are being called “Africa’s COP,” a recognition of the daily impact of the climate crisis on communities across the continent.  The question now is whether climate negotiators use […]

A Win for All

What motivates me? Two things: Lessons from my own story, my own life.  Is my life so very different from others?  Was I blessed?  Maybe – maybe not.  I have succeeded, but also, I had luck.  Being at the right place at the right time.  The benefit of a particular meeting, the trust of a […]

My #UNGA77 Wrap Up

My #UNGA77 week closed with a fireside chat at the Columbia Business School.It is always a pleasure to meet students – in Africa and beyond. I remember so well my time at university – a thirst for knowledge, but also a need for direction, guidance, role models. It is now humbling to be the one giving advice, offering that direction. […]

#TOEAtUNGA: Day 1 Wrap Up

As someone who lives and works in Africa, I see first-hand the harsh impact of youth joblessness, and as Africans and global leaders, we must work together to address this issue. Yesterday, at the #UNGA77 was a busy and productive one – The Tony Elumelu Foundation, signed a partnership with the United Nations Capital Development […]

UBA Group Chairman’s Retreat; Moving Forward.

At UBA Group, we keep learning, strategizing and executing. Last weekend, board members met with the new leadership of UBA Group, including Regional CEOs from across the four continents – Africa, America, Europe and Asia – that UBA operates in, at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. We mapped the future of Africa’s Global Bank, refined our […]

One Year After; Celebrating Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life.

A year ago, Heirs Holdings entered the insurance market – we wanted to disrupt the sector, do what we have done before: democratize; catalyze; and deliver for our customers. Two insurance companies were born – general insurer, Heirs Insurance, and life assurer, Heirs Life Assurance.  And we commissioned the iconic Heirs Towers in Victoria Island, […]

Tony Elumelu speaks with Zain Asher on The Zain’s Network

Yesterday, I spoke with Zain Asher on the Zain’s Exchange. I shared the key drivers of growth for Nigeria’s economy and the African economy at large.   See below some key points I mentioned in the interview. The US has a key role to play in helping to catalyse economic development and prosperity in Nigeria. The […]

Tony O. Elumelu at The 2022 World Economic Forum.

I have been in Davos, Switzerland for the past two days, with other global leaders, for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, sharing insights, and championing Africa’s perspectives on today’s global issues and how we can solve our shared challenges.  During my time here, I have met with political, business, diplomatic and philanthropic leaders including […]