Click to Open Search Bar

Tony Elumelu

Nigerian Economist and Chairman of Heirs Holdings; Known as an "Africapitalist"

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

 Tony Elumelu Biography

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 1997, recognizing the strategic potential of the Nigerian financial services sector, Elumelu acquired Standard Trust Bank and created a new model of customer-focused banking for Nigeria’s emerging middle class. In 2005, he engineered, what was at the time, the largest merger in the Sub- Saharan African banking industry, through his acquisition of the United Bank for Africa (UBA). Within five years, the UBA Group had been transformed into a pan-African institution with over 7 million customers in 19 African countries, creating one of Africa’s most powerful financial services brands.

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.

In 2011, Heirs Holdings acquired a controlling interest in the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. (Transcorp), a publicly quoted company, which operates in the agribusiness, energy, and hospitality sectors. Elumelu now serves as Chairman of Transcorp.

Elumelu also serves as an Advisor to the USAID’s Private Capital Group for Africa (PCGA) Partners Forum. He sits on the Nigerian President’s Agricultural Transformation Implementation Council (AITC). He is also Vice-Chairman and was a key driver in the formation of the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria and serves as Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Global Food Security. At the invitation of the Federal Government of Nigeria, he also chairs the Committee responsible for the establishment of world-class hospitals and diagnostic centers across Nigeria.

Elumelu is the originator and leading proponent of the term “Africapitalism,” a philosophy that views the African private sector as the key driver of lasting economic transformation in Africa, through long-term investments, that create both economic prosperity and social wealth.

In 2003, the Federal Government of Nigeria conferred on him the National Honour of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) and subsequently the further honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in 2012, for his service in promoting private enterprise.

He was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of “Africa’s 20 Most Powerful People in 2012.” In addition, the New African Magazine featured him in their list of the “100 Most Influential Africans in Business.”

Videos
News
FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Tony Elumelu?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tony Elumelu for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Tony Elumelu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tony Elumelu or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Tony Elumelu?

    Booking fees for Tony Elumelu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tony Elumelu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Tony Elumelu?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tony Elumelu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tony Elumelu for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tony Elumelu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tony Elumelu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

Tony Elumelu

Nigerian Economist and Chairman of Heirs Holdings; Known as an "Africapitalist"

Travels From:
Nigeria
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: Please Contact  
Virtual Event: Please Contact

Tony Elumelu Biography

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 1997, recognizing the strategic potential of the Nigerian financial services sector, Elumelu acquired Standard Trust Bank and created a new model of customer-focused banking for Nigeria’s emerging middle class. In 2005, he engineered, what was at the time, the largest merger in the Sub- Saharan African banking industry, through his acquisition of the United Bank for Africa (UBA). Within five years, the UBA Group had been transformed into a pan-African institution with over 7 million customers in 19 African countries, creating one of Africa’s most powerful financial services brands.

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.

In 2011, Heirs Holdings acquired a controlling interest in the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. (Transcorp), a publicly quoted company, which operates in the agribusiness, energy, and hospitality sectors. Elumelu now serves as Chairman of Transcorp.

Elumelu also serves as an Advisor to the USAID’s Private Capital Group for Africa (PCGA) Partners Forum. He sits on the Nigerian President’s Agricultural Transformation Implementation Council (AITC). He is also Vice-Chairman and was a key driver in the formation of the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria and serves as Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Global Food Security. At the invitation of the Federal Government of Nigeria, he also chairs the Committee responsible for the establishment of world-class hospitals and diagnostic centers across Nigeria.

Elumelu is the originator and leading proponent of the term “Africapitalism,” a philosophy that views the African private sector as the key driver of lasting economic transformation in Africa, through long-term investments, that create both economic prosperity and social wealth.

In 2003, the Federal Government of Nigeria conferred on him the National Honour of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) and subsequently the further honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in 2012, for his service in promoting private enterprise.

He was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of “Africa’s 20 Most Powerful People in 2012.” In addition, the New African Magazine featured him in their list of the “100 Most Influential Africans in Business.”

Tony Elumelu Videos

  • Tony Elumelu Speaking at Strathmore Business School Kenya (1 ...

FAQs on booking Tony Elumelu

  • How to book Tony Elumelu?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tony Elumelu for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Tony Elumelu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tony Elumelu or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tony Elumelu?

    Booking fees for Tony Elumelu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tony Elumelu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tony Elumelu?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tony Elumelu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tony Elumelu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tony Elumelu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tony Elumelu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tony Elumelu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tony Elumelu for your event is available upon request. Tony Elumelu generally travels from Nigeria and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Aliko Dangote, Strive Masiyiwa, Viola Llewellyn, Khanyi Dhlomo and Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tony Elumelu for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Tony Elumelu Speaker Videos

  • Tony Elumelu Speaking at Strathmore Business School Kenya (1 ...

Tony Elumelu News

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Tony Elumelu

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP