Tony Elumelu Records Feat During Business Summit In US
NIGERIAN-born Tony Elumelu, one of Africa’s most revered business leaders, The Chairman of Heirs Holdings, who has carved a reputation as a corporate turnaround businessman, also had a brief business talk in Paris before proceeding to the United Kingdom to deliver a keynote speech titled,“Africapitalism as a Catalyst for Development in Africa” at Oxford University .
He has been lauded for his great performance at various high profile events ― in the US, UK, and France ― which had several world leaders including US President, Barack Obama in attendance.
Mr. Elumelu, who is Chairman of Heirs Holdings, and Founder, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, spoke at a White House event hosted by United States President Barack Obama on May 11 to celebrate emerging entrepreneurs around the globe. The event was a prelude to Obama’s scheduled trip to Kenya this summer for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
During his comments at the White House event while participating on a panel moderated by United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Mr Elumelu championed the cause of African entrepreneurs as the primary drivers of Africa’s transformation.
He provided the following advice to global entrepreneurs, “Entrepreneurship is a long term journey. Great entrepreneurs are not made overnight. Dare to dream, implement your dream, and stay focused.”