Today, many know Tony Elumelu, Chairman, UBA Plc, like the back of their hands. The reason, without a doubt, is known to all.
But he is certainly not the only one who has done the Elumelu family proud. Among the other professionals who have done so well for themselves and the family is Peter Elumelu Chairman/ CEO, Pet Jibson and Company Limited. He, like his elder brother and banking wizard, commands a great deal of respect in both corporate and political worlds.
The astute businessman, who is described as humble and down-to-earth, played host to friends, family and business associates when he turned 60 last Sunday.
The birthday party, which held at the Oriental Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, started with a thanksgiving service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Fountain of Power parish, Lekki, Lagos. The grand reception, which was the second leg of the memorable event, was attended by the crème de la creme at another venue later in the day.
Elumelu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt and a Master of Science degree in Financial Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). He has attended several local and international courses on corporate governance and risk management.
He is an astute businessman cum politician, with over 27years experience cutting across the private and public sectors of the economy. He currently sits on the Board of several companies, including African Prudential Registrars Plc. He was also the Chairman, Board of Directors of Delta State Urban Water Board, Asaba; and he is also a member of the Institute of Directors.
He was appointed to the Board of Africa Prudential Registrars Plc on February 14, 2013 and the Board of Transcorp Hotels on November 11,2014