Awards

2006

African Business Leader of The Year by Africa Investor magazine

2006

Honourary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (HonDBA) by University of Nigeria, Nsukka



2008

African Banker of the Year by African Banker magazine

2010

Asked by the Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’adua to serve on the Presidential Committee on the Global Financial Crisis

2010

Honourary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (HonDBA) by Benue State University

2012

Honourary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (HonDBA) by Benue State University

2013

Leadership Award in Business and Philanthropy by the Africa-America Institute 



2014

Honourary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (Honoris Causa) by University of Benin

2014

Appointed Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) 



2017

Inaugural Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Entrepreneurship Award, Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU)

2018

Person of the Year by Vanguard Newspapers Nigeria 



2019

Man of the Year by Seven Star Awards

Appointments

2011

Appointed Chairman, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. (Transcorp)

2012

Appointed Chairman, Seadrill Mobile Units Nigeria Ltd.



2012

Member, Private Capital Group for Africa Partners Forum (USAID)

2012

Co-Chair, Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Global Food Security

2013

Member, Board of Directors, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA)

2014

Member, Global Advisory Board of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL)

2014

Member, World Economic Forum Africa Steering Committee

2014

Adviser, President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

2014

Member, African Union Foundation 



2016

Member, World Economic Forum Community of Chairmen

2017

Member, UNICEF, Generation Unlimited 

2020

2017

Member, UN WFP x FMHADMSD Zero Hunger Roundtable Committee