He was born on 22nd of March 1963
Although Tony was born in Jos, he hails from Onicha-Ukwu in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. He was raised together with his four siblings, one of whom is into politics. He is a former member of the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives.
Tony Elumelu acquired an honors degree at both graduate and masters levels in Economics from Ambrose Alli University – initially known as Bendel State University – and Lagos State University respectively.
He proceeded to acquire additional academic exposures from business schools of Harvard, USA; the International Institute of Management Development IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).
Tony Elumelu is married to Awele Vivien Elumelu, a medical doctor. They got married in 1993, and have seven children; five girls and two boys (twins).
Professional Career and Investments
Then he achieved a major breakthrough as an African entrepreneur when he led the largest merger in the banking sector in Sub-Sahara Africa to acquire the United Bank for Africa (UBA) – a bank he later transformed into a Pan African institution by attracting more than seven million customers in nineteen African countries.
After he retired from UBA in 2010, Elumelu founded the Heir Holdings – a company that invests in financial services, energy, real estate and hospitality, healthcare sector, and agribusiness.