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Monday, March 21, 2022

Happy 59th birthday Tony O. Elumelu

Happy 59th birthday Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu was born on the 22nd of March 1963 is a Nigerian economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.  The chairman of Heirs Holdings, United Bank for Africa Plc, Transcorp Nigeria Plc, and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation. In 2020.

Elumelu was born in Jos, Plateau, Nigeria, to Suzanne and Dominic Elumelu from Onicha-Ukwu in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. 

He studied Economics at the Bendel State University (now Ambrose Alli University) obtaining a BSc and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Lagos

Elumelu worked in the Nigerian Bank Union Bank as a Youth Corp member of the National Youth Service Corps in 1985 before starting his career as a salesman. Elumelu subsequently joined Allstates Trust Bank. in 2005 and United Bank for Africa (UBA) was acquired afterward.

In 1997, Elumelu led a small group of investors to take over a struggling Crystal Bank (later renamed Standard Trust Bank).

He turned it profitable within a few years and in 2005 he led one of the largest mergers in the banking sector in Sub-Saharan Africa by acquiring United Bank for Africa (UBA)

In 2010, he commenced full-time operations at Heirs Holdings and founded The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an Africa-based and African-funded philanthropic organization focused on supporting entrepreneurs in Africa by enhancing the competitiveness of the private sector.

He is the author and leading proponent of the philosophy he calls “Africapitalism,” which is the private sector’s commitment to Africa’s development through long-term investment in strategic sectors.. of the economy that drives economic prosperity and social wealth.

Elumelu married Awele Vivien Elumelu, a medical doctor, in 1993. They both have beautiful children together.

In 2003 the FG of Nigeria conferred the national honour of Member of the Federal Republic on Mr. Elumelu. In 2012 he was also awarded the Commander of the Order of the Niger for his service in promoting private enterprise. He was recognized as one of “Africa’s 20 Most Powerful People in 2012” by Forbes Magazine.

We are Nigerian celebrities birthdays are Wishing you a blessed year and a wonderful day sir.

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