‘Every year, we identify one thousand Africans and give them a non-refundable seed capital of $5000 each, we train them, mentor them and set them free. We train them because we have seen that if you give someone capital without preparing the person, they won’t succeed. Through what we do at The Tony Elumelu Foundation, […]
Tony Elumelu X Bloomberg: Nigeria’s Economy, Monetary Policy, Impact on the Naira, and Energy Investments.
‘I believe that there’s so much private global capital seeking the right investment destination. All it takes is for the right leadership and people will come there.’ Today, I joined Alix Steel and Guy Johnson on Bloomberg Market to discuss discusses Nigeria’s economy, monetary policy and its impact on the naira, and energy investments. Click […]
Celebrating 13 Years of Excellence, Enterprise, and Execution at Heirs Holdings: A Journey of Growth and Values- Chidimma Ugbojiaku
A company’s essence is in its culture, mission, and the people who bring them to life, not just its profit margins and market share. I have often stated that companies that are building to last recognise the importance of having the right people who own and drive the vision and actively reflect the company’s essence […]
My Chairman’s Statement on United Bank for Africa’s 2022 Financial Performance at the 61st Annual General Meeting.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to present the Annual Report and audited Financial Statements of the United Bank for Africa Plc for the year ended 31 December 2022. 2022 has been an extraordinary year in many ways, amid the conflict in Ukraine, the continued impact, not least in Africa, of […]
TOE x US: Accelerating Public-Private Sector Investment in Expanding Access To Digital Services in Africa.
At the Tony Elumelu Foundation, we see a new Africa – one driven by governments and businesses coming together – for the good of all – one that believes in and supports our young entrepreneurs. We constantly champion public-private sector partnership to bring about this transformation of Africa. During the US-Africa Leader’s Summit last year […]
I sat down with Jean-Philippe Cortois of the Positive Leadership Podcast with Microsoft to discuss Positive Leadership. Originally hosted here, I share my thoughts on democratizing opportunity as well as pushing Africapitalism for economic prosperity. Below is the full transcript of my interview. JEAN-PHILIPPE CORTOIS: Hello, I’m Jean-Philippe Cortois, and this is Positive Leadership, the […]
By Chidiebere Nwobodo On the eve of Tony O. Elumelu’s birthday—22nd March, 1963, not even Suzanne Elumelu; his mother, knew she was about to give birth to a child of destiny that would later become iconic persona in the world of business, investment and philanthropy. This precious baby—an angel on assignment, was named Onyemaechi, which […]
The #USAfricaLeadersSummit 2022 was ambitious and exhilarating. A series of high-impact engagements between Africa and the United States of America, re-imagining our relationship. I spoke of the need formutual respect, mutual opportunity and mutual objectives. The Summit kicked-off with an event co-hosted by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, […]
This past week represents everything the Tony Elumelu Foundation stands for – our commitment to achieving inclusive, Pan-African and global impact; our dream, hope, and aspiration to raise the next generation of young and enterprising African changemakers; and our vision for a public-private sector handshake, one that would catalyse and accelerate Africa’s development. It has […]
When I first met Preeti Sinha, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), I was struck immediately by her passion, enthusiasm and advocacy for youth and entrepreneurship– and I knew I had an ally and a friend. Her mission is our mission at The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Months later, what started off as a […]