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Mr. Tony O. Elumelu

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Local Address: Lagos, Nigeria
Company Description: Heirs Holdings is a pan-African proprietary investment company driving Africa's development. We are active long-term investors who specialise in building businesses...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master of Science , Economics
    University of Lagos
  • Bachelor of Science degree , Economics
    Bendel State University
  • Harvard Business School
  • honorary doctor of science degree
    Benue State University
  • M.Sc. Degrees , Economics
    University of Lagos
  • B.Sc. , Economics
    Bendel State University
  • IMD
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Tony Elumelu
Chairman Heirs Holdings
Tony O. Elumelu
AFEX Partner & Chairman of the Board
Tony O. Elumelu, MFR, is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings Limited, an African proprietary investment company with a long-term investment horizon in key economic sectors that can propel Africa's economic development. Heirs Holdings is committed to the economic transformation of Africa through investments that create both economic prosperity and social wealth. Mr. Elumelu is also the Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an Africa-based and African-funded philanthropy whose mission is to identify and groom African business leaders and entrepreneurs to enhance the competitiveness and growth of Africa's private sector.
Leadership Team « The Tony Elumelu Foundation The Tony Elumelu Foundation, 24 Dec 2014 [cached]
Tony O. Elumelu, CON - Founder
Tony O. Elumelu, CON, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Chairman of Heirs Holdings, a proprietary investment company operating a portfolio of businesses across the African continent.
In 2010, Elumelu founded Heirs Holdings, driven by his vision of African created and African-focused entrepreneurship that is committed to stimulating economic prosperity and social wealth. Heirs Holdings has significant interests in the ICT, financial services, energy, real estate and hospitality, agribusiness, and healthcare sectors.
In the same year, he established The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an Africa based and funded philanthropy dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship in Africa by enhancing the competitiveness of the private sector to create economic and social wealth.
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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.
His corporate reputation as a leading African business leader was founded on his role in re-shaping the African financial services industry. He 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. He 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.
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Tony Elumelu
Tony O. Elumelu, CON.
An entrepreneur and philanthropist. Born, raised and educated in Africa, Mr. Elumelu has been responsible for creating businesses across the continent, in sectors critical to Africa's economic development. He serves as chairman of Heirs Holdings Limited, as well as its affiliate company, Transcorp, a publicly quoted conglomerate, and is the founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, dedicated to catalysing entrepreneurship across Africa. Read More
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Testimony of Tony O. Elumelu: "Powering Africa's Future - Examining the Power Africa Initiative"
London - Testimony of Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the Tony Elumelu Foundation "Powering Africa's Future - Examining the Power Africa Initiative" U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on African Affairs
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