On Sunday, I had an interactive session with Group Executives across Heirs Holdings and UBA Group to commend the team on the successes achieved in 2023 and set the agenda for 2024.Here are the 6 points I shared with leaders across our Groups to adopt for success: 1. Vision Alignment.
In the companies I lead, we don’t just welcome new hires; we induct trailblazers into a community driven by a shared purpose. Reflecting on our induction sessions, where I have the privilege of engaging with the newest members, I will share my thoughts on the importance of nurturing excellence through
In 2019, I joined President Emmanuel Macron and other global leaders at the illustrious Elysee Palace in France to discuss the convergence of technology and gender equality – two themes profoundly dear to my heart. As a businessman and a committed founding member of French President Emmanuel Macron’s Tech for
Some moments resonate as profoundly remarkable in life, where dreams are born from humble beginnings and transformed into extraordinary realities. As I stood before 700 UBA graduate trainees, drawn from across Africa, I thought of the long journey that brought me to where I am today. A journey that began
Charting the Future of Nigerian Insurance Brokerage: Insights from the NCRIB’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. This was a significant milestone in the development of the Nigerian insurance brokerage industry. As part of the celebrations, the NCRIB organised a remarkable event to commemorate this feat, and I had the privilege to address the
Yesterday, I spoke to a group of brilliant teens at the RCCG TEAP Zone Teens Career Conference 2023. I told my story as Tony Elumelu, the business man and the father. I have learnt a lot of life lessons on this journey, and I shared with the teens – hoping
There is a positive correlation between democracy, good governance and the success of the private sector and entrepreneurs. So we need governments that deliberately encourage entrepreneurship.
Yesterday at #Vivatech in Paris, I spoke about my two passions: Entrepreneurship in Africa and Africapitalism, in my fireside chat with Maurice Lévy, Chairman of Publicis Groupe and co-founder of Vivatech. It has become a cliché that technology can help Africa leapfrog infrastructure challenges and transform our environment – but
Africapitalism is the way to build Africa’s wealth and no one but us will develop Africa. The government and the private sector must come together to develop Africa in a manner that is sustainable and in a manner that creates prosperity and more importantly creates jobs and inclusiveness that will
My Goodwill Remarks At The Nigerian Government High-Level Donor Engagement On Nigeria’s 2023 Housing And Population Census
Good morning distinguished Ladies & Gentlemen. Thank you, Honourable Ministers, for inviting me here to deliver goodwill remarks on behalf of the Organised Private Sector and African Philanthropic Organisations. Let me start by commending our President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, for this laudable effort. Nigeria is the most populous country
The HR Community is providing great support to the HH growth trajectory, and I like the happiness across HH Group, especially from the recent promotion announcement. This can only be achieved through a rigorous GEPEC process which you all drove respectively. So well done! However, our ambitions are huge and
THEME: Fostering Global Prosperity; The Imperative of Luminary Leadership Let me seize this opportunity to thank Mr. President, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for the opportunity of this university being sited here in Delta State. I am a proud indigene of Delta State and as a strong supporter of all its
My Keynote Remarks for the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) 60th Anniversary.
Theme: 60 Years of Insurance Broking: Redefining the Practice and the Practitioners. Our Chief Host, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State, The Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, Executive Governor of Ondo State, The Commissioner for Insurance, Mr. Sunday Thomas, The President & Chairman of the
By Tony Elumelu As the world continues to experience the daily impact of global warming, whether the tragic recent flooding in Pakistan, or the less covered, but equally harmful, persistent environmental degradation of Africa’s Sahel region, leaders need to act, not just talk. Equally, Africa should not just be in
I spent last Thursday with the inducted HH New hires. Over 50 outstanding young men and women are on their journey to become the next generation of leaders at Heir Holdings. Throughout our informal session, I listened to them talk about themselves, while gaining insights and useful suggestions from their
Setting goals creates your map to success – in whatever you do – big or small. The day ahead, the strategy of multinational – and everything in between. That map, those goals, mark your first points towards success. It means you know where you are heading. It means your focus
Effective leadership is such a critical element of a successful organization, whether large or small. People respond positively to leadership that is credible and effective; in good times, bad times, steady state or changing times. Effective leadership creates the space for both setting strategy and for executing. Sometimes it is
Africa needs strong institutions, institutions that drive a Pan African agenda, are focused on doing and executing. Afreximbank’s does just that.I often talk about entrepreneurship – I always mention the need for an enabling environment. Afreximbank is an enabler. So, it was a day of powerful and timely conversations at
Last week, the HH Group celebrated World Environment Day 2022. Sustainability is not a slogan for us – it is core to what we do. We see every day the consequences of environmental degradation, missed opportunities and the cost Africa pays for global mismanagement of precious resources. I reiterated to