Africa’s Agenda Must Change to Poverty Alleviation – Tony Elumelu Tells World Economic Forum on Africa

5th May 2017
Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony O. Elumelu, with President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, and President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu.

The Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, was recently at the World Economic Forum on Africa, alongside regional and global leaders across the continent, where he participated in the opening plenary session ‘Leadership in the Era of Disruption’ with other notable private and public sector leaders. 

This year’s WEF Africa gathers representatives from business, government and civil society to set priorities for Africa to achieve inclusive growth, while challenging African leaders on accountability and responsiveness to the needs of their people. 

Tony Elumelu with panelists at WEF Africa.

During the plenary session Tony Elumelu stressed the need for all African leaders to embrace legacy. “Some leaders are short-term in orientation and do not think of how they will be remembered beyond today. If leaders embrace legacy and it guides them, they will fix Africa,” he said. 

Other panel discussants were Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International; Rich Lesser, Global Chief Executive Officer and President, Boston Consulting Group, USA and International Business Council; Lindiwe Mazibuko, Leader of the Opposition, Parliament of South Africa. 

Watch the panel discussion HERE.