In Washington – At the Table – Convening, Catalysing and Championing a New Africa

For us at Heirs Holdings, Pan-Africanism is not just a dream, it is our vision of an inclusive and transformative agenda, that will fundamentally change Africa. Last week was a testament to that vision: the awards and recognition we received for empowering our young and disadvantaged women and our milestone partnership with the government of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Address at the 25th Milken Institute Global Conference

I am a banker and I created a bank – United Bank for Africa Plc. A bank that is now in 20 African countries, serving over 35 million people across the continent – but also operating in London, Paris, Dubai, and the only African bank that can accept deposits in the United States of America.We […]