2023: A landmark year for UBA

This year marks a defining chapter for us at UBA – celebrating a landmark anniversary, superlative financial results, and remarkable impact across Africa and beyond. Earlier this week, we formally announced the kick-off of our 75th anniversary celebrations and recognition of the numerous innovations pioneered by UBA. Today, at the

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Building to Last: Celebrating Milestones and Transformation

Today marks a very proud moment in our journey of growth, value creation, and transformation.Celebrating UBA’s 75th anniversary and Transcorp Power’s Annual General Meeting, the first since listing on the Nigerian Exchange. These are two significant milestones in our journey of building lasting legacies and upholding exceptional corporate governance. Creating

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Leadership Lessons – From 47,000 Feet 

The future of Africa lies in the hands of our youth.  I am constantly amazed by the young disruptors I meet.  Take Olugbenga “GB” Agboola, who leads Flutterwave, one of Africa’s fintech unicorns.  We met recently at a conference in India, where he invited me to speak with his employees. 

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Empower an Entrepreneur, Empower a Community, Empower a Continent.

Entrepreneurship catalyses. Entrepreneurship catalyses people, communities, countries. Entrepreneurship can change a nation, can change a continent. Earlier this week, while in South Africa, I visited one of the beneficiaries of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and was blown away by the impact that had been created. I always love meeting entrepreneurs,

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Growth, Gratitude, and Impact.

Today is about impact, reflection, and gratitude. In 2015, Awele and I made a commitment to empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs, over 10 years, through the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme. I recall vividly that full room, as I shared my dreams of changing the lives of young Africans. I remembered

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HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL LAUNCHES TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION CASE STUDY

Spotlights Role of African Philanthropy in Transforming the Development Agenda in Africa At a time of renewed geopolitical interest in Africa, and an increasing questioning of traditional development finance models, Harvard Business School today released a case study examining the role and impact of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), and

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New Year Interactive Session With Group Staff.

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.

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Driving Inclusive Tech Innovation in Africa.

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

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