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
My Speech at The Meeting with The Heirs Holdings HR Community.
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
MAIDEN CONVOCATION CEREMONY LECTURE, ADMIRALTY UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
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
Watch my interview with CNN’s Richard Quest
I shared my thoughts on the need for us to prioritize the young ones and invest in their future. I believe that this will help us to create an ultimately sustainable economic prosperity for us as a continent.Watch the interview below.
Africa and Climate Change- A Conversation with US Senator John Kerry towards COP27
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
Tips For Young Professionals.
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
Performance Review: A Crucial Secret to Success
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
Building to Last Through Effective Leadership
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
The AfCTCA and Its Role in Creating a Path to Africa’s Economic Transformation.
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
A Sustainable Environment Through Climate Change
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
Children; Pioneering Profound Change in Africa.
There has never been a season as crucial as the one upon us now. A season where there is so much demand, weight and responsibility placed upon a younger generation. For decades, much has been said about Africa and its renaissance, its revival and its future potential. We are getting
Success is made up of 1% dreams and 99% hard work
At the age of 20, did you envisage your current self? At the age of 20 I was still on the university campus thinking of parties and academic course work rather than thinking of entrepreneurship! But let’s just say that my life has been filled with a lot of interesting
I believe in luck because I’m a product of it
When I started my career, I got a job I applied for despite not meeting the advertised criteria. That was luck at play, but I also believed that I was good enough to make a difference, so I offered myself. Luck was what made my boss at the time read
My dreams for Africa: reflecting on #UBAAfricaConversations for the #UBAAfricaDay2021.
Yesterday, at the 3rd United Bank for Africa Conversations (#UBAAfricaConversations) celebrating Africa Day, I was privileged to moderate a profoundly moving conversation, with some of Africa’s most prominent voices: Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, the World Trade Organisation’s Director-General, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the World Health Organisation’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus;
Celebrating the Value and Dignity in our Labour
On May 1, we celebrated working women and men, in Africa and the world. Work gives us all dignity, it allows us to create value, to sustain our families, secure our futures. As an African, creating sustainable, meaningful employment is what drives me. It is why I champion entrepreneurship. Through
Five Personal Tips to Build a Successful Business
I gave a talk at the Lagos Business School ‘Dinner with…’ event earlier this week, where I addressed the room and shared my journey thus far. For budding entrepreneurs or those climbing the corporate ladder, read my tips below, which I hope will aid your own journey. #1 Save Money
An urgent call for a new African Order
The beginning of the year 2020 which also marked the start of a defining decade ushered in a series of dreadful disruptions. Unlike the 2008 global financial crisis where Africa was largely decoupled from the thick of the crisis and managed to muddle through fairly unscathed, this time around Africa holds the
A ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa’s employment challenge
Unemployment, independent of any other factor, threatens to derail the economic promise that Africa deserves. It’s a time bomb with no geographical boundaries: Economists expect Africa to create 54 million new jobs by 2020, but 122 million Africans will enter the labor force during that time frame. Adding to this shortfall are
What Tomorrow’s Leaders Are Learning in Africa Right Now
This is the first of several commentaries on “The Paradox of Samsung’s Rise,” an article by Tarun Khanna, Jaeyong Song, and Kyungmook Lee in the July−August 2011 HBR. While it may not be intuitive to global readers, I see many similarities between Samsung’s transformation from local leader in Korea to major