Awards

2003

2003

African Business Leader of The Year by Africa Investor magazine
2006

2006

African Business Leader of The Year by Africa Investor magazine
2006

2006

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

2008

2008

African Banker of the Year by African Banker magazine

2010

2010

Asked by the Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’adua to serve on the Presidential Committee on the Global Financial Crisis
2010

2010

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

2012

2012

African Business Leader of the Year Award by The Corporate Council on Africa
2013

2013

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

2014

2014

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

2017

2017

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

2018

2018

Person of the Year by Vanguard Newspapers Nigeria 

2019

2019

Man of the Year by Seven Star Awards 

2020

2020

Conferred Belgium’s Oldest and Highest National Honour.

2020

2020

Named In “Time 100” List Of The 100 Most Influential People In The World

2020

2020

Recipient of Honorary Doctorate Degree from Bayero University, Kano

Appointments

2011

2011

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

2012

2012

Appointed Chairman, Seadrill Mobile Units Nigeria Ltd.



2012

2012

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

2012

2012

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

2013

2013

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

2014

2014

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

2014

2014

Member, World Economic Forum Africa Steering Committee

2014

2014

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

2014

2014

Member, African Union Foundation 

2016

2016

Member, World Economic Forum Community of Chairmen

2017

2017

Member, UNICEF, Generation Unlimited 2020

2018

2018

Member, UN WFP x FMHADMSD Zero Hunger Roundtable Committee

2020

2020

Member, WEF Global Shapers Foundation
2020

2020

Member, WEF Humanitarian and Resilience Investment Initiative