A Personal Note to African Entrepreneurs

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Dear African Entrepreneur, We all did it…. We made it through 2021. Another year of the global pandemic, uncertainty, challenge, but also opportunity. As we enter 2022, I wanted to write personally, as we plan for the future and create new goals.  I want to share a little of my own story and what I […]

My Keynote Speech at the 2021 Institute Of Directors (IOD) Annual Conference


On Tuesday, 23rd November, I had the honour of giving the keynote speech at the 2021 IOD Annual Conference, a flagship event attended by captains of industry and directors of both private and public sector institutions. I found the theme ‘Creating the Future: Deepening Corporate Governance Practice Through Multi-Sectoral and Multi-Generational Collaborations’, quite instructive and […]

A Family Affair For A Global Cause: Launch Of Gen-U Sahel

TOE and TOE Girl

It was a family affair on Monday, when my daughter, Oge, and I, were part of the launch of Generation Unlimited (Gen-U) Sahel. TOE Girl, as I fondly call her, co-hosted the launch event which featured important contributions and commitments to creating a lasting solution to the troubling crisis in the Sahel. As I reiterated […]

This is my Aura

TOE at Aura by Transcorp Hotels

I recall the first time I was asked to describe myself in one word; I thought of the many qualities I practice in my leadership engagements and settled for Resilience. As I have built companies and their leaders, this quality has informed how things are done across our Group and how we respond to issues. […]

Heirs Holdings $1.1bn OML 17 Deal Demonstrates Renewed Confidence in the Nigerian Economy

– Elumelu Assures Communities and Other Stakeholders of Shared Prosperity and Economic Development The investment of over $1billion by Heirs Holdings in the acquisition of the strategic OML 17 from Shell, ENI and Total,  has been described by various analysts as a very positive affirmation of confidence in the robustness of the Nigerian economy. At a time of […]

Belgium Confers Highest National Honour on African Philanthropist, Tony Elumelu

The Kingdom of Belgium has conferred the honorary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, the country’s oldest and most important National Honour, on Africa’s leading investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, in recognition of his commitment to poverty eradication and the economic empowerment of young Africans. The Ambassador of Belgium to Nigeria, […]

The Keynote Address at the ACP Business Summit 2019 Nairobi, Kenya

▪ Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen ▪ Our Host, His Excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya ▪ Presidents of the member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States present here today ▪ Patrick Gomes, Secretary-General of the ACP ▪ Distinguished captains of industry and guests present here today ▪ I would like […]