Serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. Has been responsible for creating businesses across Africa, in sectors critical to Africa’s economic development. 2010, founded Heirs Holdings, an African investment holding company with investments in financial services, power generation, oil and gas, agribusiness, real estate and hospitality. 2010, established The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an Africa-based and African-funded philanthropic organization dedicated to catalysing entrepreneurship across Africa. Chairman and Founder of UBA Group, one of the largest banks in Nigeria and a regional partner of the World Economic Forum. Chair, Transcorp, Nigeria’s largest listed conglomerate. Member of the Board, USAID's Private Capital Group; Vice-Chairman, National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria; Co-Chair, Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Global Food Security; Member, Global Advisory Council, Wilson International Center for Scholars.