Ever since he launched out in the corporate world may specifically the banking industry, the man Tony Elumelu, for over two decades now, has been a big brand and recurring decimal, with very impressive records.
The Ambrose Alli University, Ekopma – trained economist and an MBA degree from University of Lagos, has shown the bravely deposited in him to veer into all odds in the banking sector, with many barriers broken.
As the MD/CEO of defunct standard Trust Bank, STB, Tony Elumelu put his expertise and team together to acquire the then suffering UBA at very staggering amount with all the assets and liabilities in tow.
He was to become the pioneer MD/CEO where he served meritoriously for many years before bowing out some years ago. He came back into the saddle again a couple years back to UBA, this time around as the chairman of the first generation bank, which has since then been posting fantastic and huge profit after tax margin.
Interestingly, this financial guru is that most of the people who have worked under him in several capacities have also been performing excellently in their various executives positions. A quality imbibed in them by Tony Elumelu over the years.
After he left UBA as MD/CEO, Tony floated a flourishing concern known as HEIRS holding, which is into many spheres of the economy, he also floated an NGO, Tony Elumelu Foundation which is mainly into philanthropic activities for the less privileged. He is also a member of many economic and business groups who are tapping into his vast business resourcefulness and acumen; while his business forays outside Nigeria are indeed immeasurable, he is without a doubt emerging an undisputed corporate and business colossus.