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 […]