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UBA Group Appoints Tony O. Elumelu as Chairman
The Board of United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) today announced the appointment of Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N. as Chairman, succeeding Ambassador Joe Keshi.
Mr Elumelu is Chairman/CEO of Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company, founded by Mr Elumelu in 2010, which holds stakes in a number of leading African businesses, including Nigeria’s largest conglomerate by market capitalisation, Transcorp, as well as UBA. Elumelu retired as Group Managing Director and CEO of UBA in 2010, following the introduction by the Central Bank of Nigeria of 10 year tenure limits for bank CEOs. He had served as CEO of the UBA Group for 13 years, where he was responsible for the creation of today’s UBA, a financial services institution that built a reputation for innovation and the democratisation of banking services and now spans Africa, providing services to more than 10 million customers, across the continent and in London, Paris and New York.
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Tony O. Elumelu, CON
An entrepreneur, philanthropist, and chairman of Heirs Holdings, a proprietary investment company operating a portfolio of businesses across the African continent.
"Everything I have today is because of Africa, I was born here, went to school here, I work here and I'm achieving some level of financial comfort here"