Good People, join me to congratulate the big boss, Mr. Tony Elumelu, for his inclusion in 2020 TIME100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Working into the decision room to come out with the names of the winners of Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme remains a moment for me.
After deepening the financial market in Africa, he has found an equally important niche: giving a voice of hope to millions of youths across Africa. Tony has harnessed Africa’s youth bulge to catalyze development and protect the future, committing to investing $5,000 each in 1,000 young entrepreneurs per year across 54 countries in Africa. Having come so far, Tony still forges on, striking a fine balance between personal satisfaction and societal impact.
Just being a selection board member has brought satisfaction as innovators, makers, etc, across Africa, meet and tell me their stories. Then, imagine the man who is writing the big cheques. Congratulations TOE & the whole family.