What did 2022 mean for you? For me, like everyone, there were highs and lows. Moments of exhilaration, moments of frustration. Above all, 2022 was a year of resilience. Resilience personally, resilience in our Group, in Africa and amongst those I hold dear, our young African entrepreneurs, my colleagues and my close ones. As a […]
#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, […]
It was a proud and moving moment last week, to chair the 60th Annual General Meeting of the United Bank for Africa, recording yet another notable milestone in our Group’s history.
As part of this drive to empower more women across Africa, I held my first-ever, all-female mentoring session on International Women’s Day.
10 years after the founding of Heirs Holdings, we gathered today to review the journey so far. I felt immense pride and a deep sense of fulfilment and appreciation to see how far we have come.
It always gives me great pleasure to encourage others to be successful – in work, business – so that they can also support other people in realising their aspirations. This is the inspiration for my quarterly mentoring session – a hybrid event that creates an intimate opportunity for young people to get acquainted with me, […]
As an entrepreneur, I draw inspiration from other brilliant minds in business, technology, entertainment, and indeed all spheres of life. I talked in depth about four of these incredible personalities that I admire in my recent interview with New African Magazine: “I can think of four people, two of whom have passed away that I […]
Monday was a day of emotion and reflection. I hosted colleagues at a cocktail party, to celebrate something very important to me – you, our team, our people. Earlier this year, we significantly advanced our strategy in the oil and gas sector, completing the historic acquisition of OML17, for $1.1 billion, through Heirs Oil & Gas (HHOG). […]
I was happy to deliver remarks at the Investors Webinar organized by the Bureau of Public Enterprises in collaboration with the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission with the theme “The International Perspectives of Nigeria’s Business Environment”. I expressed my confidence in the opportunity that the country provides and emphasized the need to de-personalise investment opportunities and focus on […]
In 2018, I hosted H.E. President Emmanuel Macron in Lagos. We share some fundamental ideas in common – the urgency of economically empowering our youth, the potential of entrepreneurship, using technology for good – and for all – a focus on execution, the need to do things now. As part of the President’s visit to […]