Founder - The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Tony O. Elumelu is an economist, investor, and philanthropist.‎

Mr Elumelu chairs privately held investment firm Heirs Holdings and Nigeria’s largest quoted conglomerate, Transcorp.  Mr. Elumelu invests across Africa, primarily in the oil and gas, financial services, hospitality and power sectors.  His investments are informed by his philosophy of Africapitalism: the belief that the private sector can lead Africa’s economic renaissance and that investment should create both economic prosperity and social wealth.

Mr. Elumelu sits on a number of public and social sector boards including the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL) and USAID’s Private Capital Group for Africa Partners Forum (PCGA).  He is also the chairman of pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa, and the founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, which has seeded $100 million through the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, to champion entrepreneurship across Africa over the next 10 years.

‎‎Mr. Elumelu is on Twitter & Instagram at @TonyOElumelu.  For further information, please visit:

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