My Chairman’s Statement on United Bank for Africa’s 2022 Financial Performance at the 61st Annual General Meeting.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to present the Annual Report and audited Financial Statements of the United Bank for Africa Plc for the year ended 31 December 2022. 2022 has been an extraordinary year in many ways, amid the conflict in Ukraine, the continued impact, not least in Africa, of […]
TOE x US: Accelerating Public-Private Sector Investment in Expanding Access To Digital Services in Africa.
At the Tony Elumelu Foundation, we see a new Africa – one driven by governments and businesses coming together – for the good of all – one that believes in and supports our young entrepreneurs. We constantly champion public-private sector partnership to bring about this transformation of Africa. During the US-Africa Leader’s Summit last year […]
Positive Leadership: Democratizing Opportunity
I sat down with Jean-Philippe Cortois of the Positive Leadership Podcast with Microsoft to discuss Positive Leadership. Originally hosted here, I share my thoughts on democratizing opportunity as well as pushing Africapitalism for economic prosperity. Below is the full transcript of my interview. JEAN-PHILIPPE CORTOIS: Hello, I’m Jean-Philippe Cortois, and this is Positive Leadership, the […]
Tony Elumelu @60: Celebrating Africa’s Icon of Entrepreneurship
By Chidiebere Nwobodo On the eve of Tony O. Elumelu’s birthday—22nd March, 1963, not even Suzanne Elumelu; his mother, knew she was about to give birth to a child of destiny that would later become iconic persona in the world of business, investment and philanthropy. This precious baby—an angel on assignment, was named Onyemaechi, which […]
US Africa Leaders Summit: Wrap Up
The #USAfricaLeadersSummit 2022 was ambitious and exhilarating. A series of high-impact engagements between Africa and the United States of America, re-imagining our relationship. I spoke of the need formutual respect, mutual opportunity and mutual objectives. The Summit kicked-off with an event co-hosted by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, […]
A Full Circle.
This past week represents everything the Tony Elumelu Foundation stands for – our commitment to achieving inclusive, Pan-African and global impact; our dream, hope, and aspiration to raise the next generation of young and enterprising African changemakers; and our vision for a public-private sector handshake, one that would catalyse and accelerate Africa’s development. It has […]
TEF x UNDP: A Shared Vision.
When I first met Preeti Sinha, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), I was struck immediately by her passion, enthusiasm and advocacy for youth and entrepreneurship– and I knew I had an ally and a friend. Her mission is our mission at The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Months later, what started off as a […]
Heirs Holdings at 12: Executing the Dream
“The easiest thing is to do is to dream dreams; the more difficult thing is to actualise the dream.” – Tony O. Elumelu, CON 12 Years – So short a time; so much accomplished; and so much more to do! Our 12th anniversary is a moment for us all to look back and to look […]
Heirs Holdings Mid-Year Review.
“Business needs precision at Heirs Holdings we set bold targets – and we measure. This weekend, I convened Group senior executives at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja to track our mid-year performance. It was a time of passion, challenge, reflection – and celebration. Improving lives and transforming Africa is our mission. Our progress excites me. I […]
UBA Dubai – Another Giant Leap
Another step, another milestone, closer to our clear destination.Patience, persistence and possibilities – all were evident today.Delivering business expansion is thrilling. You learn about a new territory, the tastes and preferences of a new audience. But one question remains the same. Are you capable of meeting or exceeding these goals?Today, join me to applaud the […]