First on #USAfrica: Tony Elumelu, UBA’s ex-CEO returns to UBA as Chairman
USAfrica, Houston; Sunday August 24, 2014: Tony Elumelu, a creative banker, investor and philanthropist is returning, USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com can report first and Exclusively, to his banking roots at the United Bank of Africa (UBA).
Elumelu who was at the U.S-Africa Summit in Washington DC mid-August 2014 left the same UBA in 2010 — as its Chief Executive Officer, after transforming it into one of Africa’s foremost banks. He left as a consequence of the financial regulation/law by the late former President Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua which limited the number of years major Nigerian bank CEOs are allowed to hold such position.
He is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. In his words: “Heirs Holdings is a Pan-African investment company headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, which operates in strategic sectors of industry including banking, hospitality, agribusiness, healthcare, power and energy. We take a long-term view in order to unlock value for our shareholders and to have a catalytic effect in propelling Africa’s economic development.”
USAfrica news index show that Heirs Holdings holds the commanding equity position in the Nigerian conglomerate investments corporation Transcorp. Elumelu serves as chairman of Transcorp — where in November 2013 he, reportedly, made almost $123 million from his mix of interests in Nigeria’s Transcorp within 25 days.
Meanwhile, Mr. Elumelu who was awarded the Nigerian national honor of ‘Commander of the Order of the Niger, CON’, has announced that four former African leaders have been awarded grants by the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The recipients include Elumelu’s close friend Nigeria’s former President retired Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo through the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation, the Kofi Annan Foundation, the John A. Kufuor Foundation, , and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation.
Elumelu, born in March 1963, is well-connected across the international financial and political networks in Nigeria, the U.S and Europe.
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