Fidelity bank banner Camano banner
UBA Chairman Tony Elumelu tours East Africa

By News Express on 12/04/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 946

•UBA Chairman Tony O. Elumelu
•UBA Chairman Tony O. Elumelu

 

Entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, will lead a five-day working visit to East Africa, where he will meet with national leaders of Kenya and Uganda. 

In his capacity as Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr. Elumelu has travelled to Uganda (April 10) and will be in Kenya (April 12) to meet with the Presidents of both nations, Uhuru Kenyatta and Yoweri K. Museveni respectively. They would discuss issues around the growth and development of the their economies, enabling entrepreneurship, infrastructure financing, regional economic growth and how the private sector in Africa can work in shared purpose alongside African governments to create prosperity for all Africans. 

On the side lines of these engagements, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will gather members of the full local ecosystem – from investors to academia to established and emerging entrepreneurs alike – for an entrepreneurship ecosystem event. During the event, TEF alumni and members of the vibrant Kenyan and Ugandan entrepreneurship communities will receive insights from guest speakers who will provide practical, practicable information to help the audience develop their businesses and their business management skills. Guest speakers include leaders from TEF partner Microsoft and other ecosystem players including Google.

During the visit, Elumelu will also meet with key stakeholders and policy makers in the countries to discuss infrastructural funding opportunities, as well as interact with leading private and public sectors players. He will host a Founder’s Forum with students of Makerere University, Kampala and University of Nairobi, two leading African institutions. At this Forum he will give young Africans insight into his own life, share tips and values for success while encouraging entrepreneurship and development.

A proponent of the economic philosophy of Africapitalism, Elumelu has toured various countries in Africa and beyond, encouraging entrepreneurship and advising governments on why it is essential for private sector partnership to grow their economies.

Through the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the UBA Chairman has supported over 3,000 entrepreneurs and counting, helping to build their dreams and businesses to a point where they will in turn employ other Africans to help build the continent.

In March, the Foundation announced the 2018 cohort of its 10-year, $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, which saw the selection of over 1,000 African entrepreneurs with the most innovative, high-potential business ideas and an additional 250 entrepreneurs thanks to partnerships with the International Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations’ Development Programme (UNDP).

Elumelu is the Founder and Chairman of Heirs Holdings Ltd, a family owned investment company committed to improving lives and transforming Africa. With portfolio spanning the power, oil and gas, financial services, hospitality, real estate and healthcare sectors, operating in twenty-three countries worldwide. He sits on numerous public and social sector boards, including the global advisory board of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL), USAID’s Private Capital Group Partners Forum (PCG), and is Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Global Food Security Working Group. He serves on the international advisory board of the Washington DC based think tank the Wilson Center and is a member of the Global Advisory Council of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Centre for Public Leadership. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Community of Chairmen.

Source News Express

Posted 12/04/2018 12:03:47 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Breaking: ALAMIEYESEIGHA DIES OF HEART ATTACK . ....

Senate wants death penalty for kidnappers

BREAKING: Buhari to present 2019 Budget Proposal to...

Senior citizens panic as Okorocha orders demolition of...

Gov Sani-Bello mourns as Col Yahaya Madaki dies...

Protesters vow to shut National Assembly until demands...

Delta gets Maritime University

Abduction of Ekiti lawmakers by DSS an act...

Customs seizes bulletproof vehicle, other items in Owerri...

Allegory of the political truck

Outrage greets humiliation of arrested “Bakassi Boys” in...

Group alleges plot by Patience Jonathan to destabilise...

 

Latest News Ohanaeze set to host Afenifere, Arewa, PANDEF at Igbo Day celebration 2019 elections: APC, PDP disagree over readiness Ndume begs colleagues not to boycott 2019 Budget presentation Temple food kills two children, 9 others PDP rejects INEC plan to create poling centres in IDP camps Kaduna APC Primary: Aspirant alleges threat to life Umahi sacks Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation Board Chairman Insurgency: Buhari, other Lake Chad Basin leaders meet in Abuja Development partners facilitate science-policy interaction in West Africa Tragedy hits Nigerian football as star defender Dominic Dukku slumps and dies before match Okowa mourns Delta CJ’s wife, urges Nigerians to live impactful life Defence Minister charges War College participants to remain apolitical

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (430,522 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (395,252 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (328,101 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (282,115 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (248,150 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,423 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,348 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,530 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,983 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,671 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,400 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,862 views)

 

CBN banner Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,883) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (974) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,830) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (147) Maggie's Blog (74) News (41,462) Opinion (1,153) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,183) Religion (916) Sports (1,822) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera