MAIDEN CONVOCATION CEREMONY LECTURE, ADMIRALTY UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

THEME: Fostering Global Prosperity; The Imperative of Luminary Leadership Let me seize this opportunity to thank Mr. President, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for the opportunity of this university being sited here in Delta State. I am a proud indigene of Delta State and as a strong supporter of all its institutions and residents. What is […]

No Time to Wait for Climate Action in Africa

A Joint op-ed with David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and Tony Elumelu, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. This month’s COP27 climate negotiations in Egypt are being called “Africa’s COP,” a recognition of the daily impact of the climate crisis on communities across the continent.  The question now is whether climate negotiators use […]

A Win for All

What motivates me? Two things: Lessons from my own story, my own life.  Is my life so very different from others?  Was I blessed?  Maybe – maybe not.  I have succeeded, but also, I had luck.  Being at the right place at the right time.  The benefit of a particular meeting, the trust of a […]

My Keynote Address at the United Nations General Assembly.

My sister, great minister from South Africa and my brother, good to meet you all. Ladies and gentlemen and of course, my dear friend, Ms. Banks, great to meet you again. I think it was in April we were both interacting about this same message of social entrepreneurship for Africa, in collaboration with the United […]

Forbes Summit fireside chat with Abdulla Shahid, President United Nations General Assembly.

Yesterday at the Forbes Summit fireside chat with Abdulla Shahid, President United Nations General Assembly , anchored by Diane Brady of Forbes, my message was simple: Youth unemployment is an erosion of talent and a betrayal of a generation. We must prioritize our young ones- the government needs to create an enabling environment with access to stable infrastructure for young entrepreneurs to […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation; A Vehicle of Transformative Change.

#TOEAtUNGA Day 2 Wrap Up Often, I am asked what achievement I am most proud of, and my answer is always the same – the sense of fulfilment I feel, when I interact with the beneficiaries of The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Hearing their testimonies, successes and challenges, the impact that $5,000 has on their businesses, ideas, […]

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.

Reshaping The Future

As Africans, we see the impact of climate change every day; as leaders it is incumbent on us to show the way; as Africapitalists we demonstrate that business can do well and do good. As the world rightly focuses on climate change, it is critical that African voices are not just heard but set the […]

Heirs Holdings Graduate Trainee Programme; Democratizing Luck.

6 months ago, what started as a life-long dream of mine was brought to life. Every leader knows how easy it is to dream but how difficult it is to translate dreams into reality. Yesterday, the Heirs Holdings Academy held the first ever graduation ceremony for the Heirs Holdings Graduate Trainee programme. This Programme is […]

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 […]