Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu is a successful and wealthy Nigerian entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Heirs Holding and the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Chairman of the United Bank for Africa, and Transcorp. He has been recognised by Forbes Magazine in 2012 as one of “Africa’s 20 Most Powerful People” for his many accomplishments, contributions and great efforts to improve the African private sector. He played a major role in turning the Standard Trust Bank into a top-five player in Nigeria in his early career and also led the acquisition of United Bank for Africa (UBA), subsequently transforming it from a single-country bank to a pan-African institution with more than seven million customers in 19 African countries. Today, his top 3 accomplishments among others include:
- He is a holder of the Nigerian national honours, the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) for his service in promoting private enterprise a and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
- He received the Leadership Award in Business and Philanthropy from the Leadership Award in Business and Philanthropy (AAI) Awards and was also named African Business Icon at the 2013 African Business Awards.
- At the 5th edition of the annual Economic Forum of the Ivorian National Council of Employers, CGECI Academy, in Abidjan April 2016, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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