Jos, Plateau State
Chairman, Heirs Holdings, 2010- till date; Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, 2010- till date; Chairman, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), 2011- till date; Chairman, United Bank of Africa, August 2014- till date.
-West African Bankers Association, Nigeria Chapter;
-Chairman, Board of Directors, ValuCard Nigeria Plc, 2005-;
-Chairman, Board of Directors, Capital Leisure & Hospitality Ltd. (a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation Ltd. (Transcorp), 2005-;
-Member, Financial Institutions Training Center;
-Member, Presidential Committee of the Heart of Africa (Nigeria Image) Project;
-Member, Presidential Committee on Consumer Finance Scheme;
-Member, Presidential Committee on Outsourcing;
-Member, Presidential Committee on NEPAD;
-Member, Nigerian President’s Agricultural Transformation Implementation Council (ATIC);
-Member, Global Advisory Board of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL);
-Member, World Economic Forum’s Regional Agenda Council on Africa;
-Member, Bretton Woods Committee;
-Fellow, Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI);
Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), 2003;
Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), 2012
-African Business Leader of The Year by Africa Investor magazine, 2008;
-African Banker of the Year by African Banker magazine, 2008;
-Africa’s 20 Most Powerful People by Forbes magazine, 2012;
-“100 Most Influential Africans in Business”;
-Leadership Award in Business and Philanthropy from the Africa-America Institute (AAI) Awards;
-African Business Icon at the 2013 African Business Awards;
-ESI-AFRICA “ESI Most Influential Figures in African Power” ;
– Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the 5th edition of the annual Economic Forum of the Ivorian National Council of Employers, CGECI Academy, (CGECI) in Abidjan, 2016
Tony Elemelu has written about his philosophy and the economic development of Africa for several publications around the world including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times; and a book titled “The Power of Vision: Insights on TONY ELUMELU”
-Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from Benue State University .
-Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
(below is culled from http://www.heirsholdings.com/tonyelumelu/profile/ )
Tony is known for his significant contribution to entrepreneurship in Africa. In 2010, he created The Tony Elumelu Foundation, which has committed $100m in a 10-year programme to fund, mentor and train 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Foundation’s mission is inspired by Tony’s economic philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions the private sector as the key enabler of economic and social wealth creation in Africa.
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