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Tony O. Elumelu is an African leading investor and
He is the Founder and Chairman of Heirs Holdings, his family owned
company committed to improving lives and transforming Africa, through
longterm investments in strategic sectors of the African economy, including
services, hospitality, power, energy, technology and healthcare.
Tony is the Chairman of pan-African financial services group, the United
for Africa (UBA), which operates in 20
Africa, the United
Kingdom, France, the UAE and is the only African bank with a commercial
deposit taking presence in the United States.
commercial, SME and consumer banking services to more than 35 million
customers globally. He also chairs Nigeria’s largest quoted conglomerate,
Transcorp whose subsidiaries include Transcorp Power, one of the leading
producers of electricity in Nigeria and Transcorp Hotels Plc, Nigeria’s
Tony is the most prominent champion of entrepreneurship in Africa. In 2010,
he created The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy
empowering a new generation of African entrepreneurs, catalysing economic
growth, driving poverty eradication and driving job creation across all 54
countries. Since inception, the Foundation’s flagship programme has
and catalysed 18,500 entrepreneurs and created a digital ecosystem of over
one million Africans, as part of a ten-year US$100m commitment to fund,
mentor and train young Africans.
Tony’s businesses and the Foundation are inspired by his economic philosophy
of Africapitalism, which positions the private sector, and most importantly
entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of
In 2020, in recognition of his business leadership and economic empowerment
of young African entrepreneurs, Tony was named in the TIME100 Most
Influential People in the World, and recognised with Belgium’s oldest and
highest royal order.