Tony Elumelu, CON
Tony O. Elumelu is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings Limited, an African proprietary investment firm that focuses on creating economic and social value in Africa, via long-term investment in a number of sectors including financial services, natural resources, infrastructure, healthcare and real estate.
He is also the Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an African based and funded philanthropy, whose mission is to identify and assist entrepreneurs and the leaders of Africa's increasingly confident private sector, serve as a source of policy development, and work to ensure that the private sector drives economic growth across Africa.
corporate reputation as a leading African business leader was founded on his
role in re-shaping the African financial services industry.
was the driving force behind the rise of United Bank for Africa
(UBA), transforming it from a single country bank, to a Pan-African institution serving over 7 million customers in 20 African countries and operating in three continents.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Bendel State University and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Lagos.
He has attended Harvard Business School, where he completed the Advanced Management Program.
has also completed management programs at the Institute of Management Development
in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Singapore Institute of Management
He holds an honorary doctor of science degree from Benue State University and an honorary doctor of business administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.