Watch my interview with CNN’s Richard Quest

I shared my thoughts on the need for us to prioritize the young ones and invest in their future. I believe that this will help us to create an ultimately sustainable economic prosperity for us as a continent.Watch the interview below.

Africa and Climate Change- A Conversation with US Senator John Kerry towards COP27

Tony Elumelu and Senator John Kerry

By Tony Elumelu As the world continues to experience the daily impact of global warming, whether the tragic recent flooding in Pakistan, or the less covered, but equally harmful, persistent environmental degradation of Africa’s Sahel region, leaders need to act, not just talk. Equally, Africa should not just be in the conversation, but actively set […]

Tips For Young Professionals.

I spent last Thursday with the inducted HH New hires. Over 50 outstanding young men and women are on their journey to become the next generation of leaders at Heir Holdings.  Throughout our informal session, I listened to them talk about themselves, while gaining insights and useful suggestions from their experiences.  They asked me questions […]

Performance Review: A Crucial Secret to Success

Setting goals creates your map to success – in whatever you do – big or small. The day ahead, the strategy of multinational – and everything in between. That map, those goals, mark your first points towards success. It means you know where you are heading. It means your focus is aligned. It means you […]

Building to Last Through Effective Leadership

Effective leadership is such a critical element of a successful organization, whether large or small. People respond positively to leadership that is credible and effective; in good times, bad times, steady state or changing times. Effective leadership creates the space for both setting strategy and for executing. Sometimes it is said that leaders are born […]

The AfCTCA and Its Role in Creating a Path to Africa’s Economic Transformation.

Africa needs strong institutions, institutions that drive a Pan African agenda, are focused on doing and executing. Afreximbank’s does just that.I often talk about entrepreneurship – I always mention the need for an enabling environment. Afreximbank is an enabler. So, it was a day of powerful and timely conversations at the 25th Afreximbank AGM hosted […]

A Sustainable Environment Through Climate Change

Last week, the HH Group celebrated World Environment Day 2022. Sustainability is not a slogan for us – it is core to what we do. We see every day the consequences of environmental degradation, missed opportunities and the cost Africa pays for global mismanagement of precious resources. I reiterated to my team our mission to […]

Children; Pioneering Profound Change in Africa.

There has never been a season as crucial as the one upon us now. A season where there is so much demand, weight and responsibility placed upon a younger generation. For decades, much has been said about Africa and its renaissance, its revival and its future potential. We are getting closer to this rise. And […]

Success is made up of 1% dreams and 99% hard work


At the age of 20, did you envisage your current self? At the age of 20 I was still on the university campus thinking of parties and academic course work rather than thinking of entrepreneurship! But let’s just say that my life has been filled with a lot of interesting experiences. Deciding to study economics […]

I believe in luck because I’m a product of it

Tony Elumelu

When I started my career, I got a job I applied for despite not meeting the advertised criteria. That was luck at play, but I also believed that I was good enough to make a difference, so I offered myself. Luck was what made my boss at the time read my application letter. Leaders must […]