OB Focus: Tony Elumelu- Chairman Of United Bank Of Africa

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Tony Elumelu is a Nigerian Businessman, enterpreneur, investor, and billionaire.

In addition to being a businessman, Tony whose full name is Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu is also an economist and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Heirs Holding, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and the founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation.

He was born on the 22nd of March 1963 in Jos to Dominic and Suzanne Elumelu. He is a graduate of both Ambrose Alli University and the University of Lagos, from Ambrose Alli University he got a bachelor’s degree and from the University of Lagos he got master of science degree. He also went to Harvard Business School for the Advanced Management Programme.

He also initiated the Tony Elumelu Foundation which is a philanthropic organization located and based in Africa and also funded by Africa. The foundation is committed to the pursuit of excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship and to also promote the competitiveness of the private sector over and across Africa

He also has other qualifications that are not academic of which includes; the Nigeria national honors, the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). In 2012 he was recognized as one of Africa’s 20 Most Powerful People by Forbes magazine. He was also ranked 31 on the list of Africa’s 50 richest men in 2015.


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