From Harvard to Full Circle: A Leadership Journey in Transformative Philanthropy

2004, Harvard Business School. I had just completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP 166) at Harvard. Continuous learning has always been my guiding principle, a commitment to self-improvement that every leader should embrace. During my tenure as CEO of Standard Trust Bank (STB), following the acquisition of Crystal Bank, my team and I engineered a […]

The Business of Philanthropy: A Conversation with Badr Jafar.

In 2021, I sat with Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy to discuss ways to alleviate the socio-economic challenges in Africa, and the relationship between entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Click to watch. To listen to the audio version, click here. #TOEWay

New Year Interactive Session With Group Staff.

On Sunday, I had an interactive session with Group Executives across Heirs Holdings and UBA Group to commend the team on the successes achieved in 2023 and set the agenda for 2024.Here are the 6 points I shared with leaders across our Groups to adopt for success: 1. Vision Alignment. Know your vision – keep […]

TOE COP28 Soundbites.

At a series of events across COP28, I delivered a single message to world leaders; Africa needs to be heard, Africa’s future is the world’s future and the continent that is most impacted by and the least contributor to climate change, needs our attention. With African youth set to make up one third of global […]

Nurturing Excellence: Building a Community of Purpose-Driven Leaders.

In the companies I lead, we don’t just welcome new hires; we induct trailblazers into a community driven by a shared purpose. Reflecting on our induction sessions, where I have the privilege of engaging with the newest members, I will share my thoughts on the importance of nurturing excellence through a dialogue of aspirations, dreams, […]

Driving Inclusive Tech Innovation in Africa.

In 2019, I joined President Emmanuel Macron and other global leaders at the illustrious Elysee Palace in France to discuss the convergence of technology and gender equality – two themes profoundly dear to my heart. As a businessman and a committed founding member of French President Emmanuel Macron’s Tech for Good initiative, I know the […]

Montrer l’exemple : les principes de leadership de Tony Elumelu.

Les gens me demandent souvent TOE, comment puis-je apprendre le leadership. Doisje suivre un cours ? Acheter un livre ? Trouver un mentor ? Les leaders sont-ils nés ou pouvons-nous devenir un leader ? Tout comme je le dis à propos du succès d’une entreprise, le leadership comporte de nombreux éléments liés à la chance […]

Leading by Example:My Leadership Principles.

People often ask me, TOE how do I learn leadership. Should I go on a course? Buy a book? Get a mentor? Are leaders born, or can you become a leader? Just as I say about business success, leadership has many components – luck, being in the right place at the right time. But I […]