Leading pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc., has congratulated its group chairman, Mr. Tony Elumelu on the occasion of his 58th birthday.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAIRMAN, @TONYOELUMELU. WE LOVE YOU! FROM ALL OF US AT UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA. #HAPPYBIRTHDAY #AFRICASGLOBALBANK #TOEWAY.”
Tony Elumelu was born on 22nd March, 1963. He is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF).
He hails from Onicha-Ukwu in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. He has two degrees in economics from Nigerian universities, a bachelor’s degree from Ambrose Alli University and a master of science degree from the University of
Elumelu started his career in Union Bank as a Youth Corp member of the National Youth Service Corps in 1985. In his early career, he acquired Standard Trust Bank in 2005 and United Bank for Africa (UBA) was acquired afterwards.
Following his retirement from UBA in 2010, he founded Heirs Holdings, which invests in the 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 African-funded philanthropic organisation.
He 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 (ATIC). He is also Vice-Chairman of the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) whose formation he was a key driver in, and serves as Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Global Food Security.
He also chairs the Ministerial Committee to establish world-class hospitals and diagnostic centres across Nigeria, at the invitation of the Federal Government and the Presidential Jobs Board, engineered to create 3 million jobs in one year.
He equally serves as a member of the Global Advisory Board of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL) and USAID’s Private Capital Group for Africa Partners Forum