#TOEAtUNGA: Day 1 Wrap Up

As someone who lives and works in Africa, I see first-hand the harsh impact of youth joblessness, and as Africans and global leaders, we must work together to address this issue. Yesterday, at the #UNGA77 was a busy and productive one – The Tony Elumelu Foundation, signed a partnership with the United Nations Capital Development […]

UBA Group Chairman’s Retreat; Moving Forward.

At UBA Group, we keep learning, strategizing and executing. Last weekend, board members met with the new leadership of UBA Group, including Regional CEOs from across the four continents – Africa, America, Europe and Asia – that UBA operates in, at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. We mapped the future of Africa’s Global Bank, refined our […]

One Year After; Celebrating Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life.

A year ago, Heirs Holdings entered the insurance market – we wanted to disrupt the sector, do what we have done before: democratize; catalyze; and deliver for our customers. Two insurance companies were born – general insurer, Heirs Insurance, and life assurer, Heirs Life Assurance.  And we commissioned the iconic Heirs Towers in Victoria Island, […]

Tony Elumelu speaks with Zain Asher on The Zain’s Network

Yesterday, I spoke with Zain Asher on the Zain’s Exchange. I shared the key drivers of growth for Nigeria’s economy and the African economy at large.   See below some key points I mentioned in the interview. The US has a key role to play in helping to catalyse economic development and prosperity in Nigeria. The […]

Tony O. Elumelu at The 2022 World Economic Forum.

I have been in Davos, Switzerland for the past two days, with other global leaders, for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, sharing insights, and championing Africa’s perspectives on today’s global issues and how we can solve our shared challenges.  During my time here, I have met with political, business, diplomatic and philanthropic leaders including […]

TOE Congratulates Team Heirs Oil & Gas


Last week, our team at Heirs Oil and Gas (HHOG), was in London to receive the “Africa Deal of the Year 2021” award from Project Finance International (PFI), in recognition of the $1.1billion financing and acquisition we made last year, acquiring OML 17. This deal remains one of the largest transactions in the oil and […]

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 […]