Saturday, 17 September 2016

Tony Elumelu on The Platform

Tony Elumelu and ThankGod Okorisha at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2016 in Kigali
One of the highpoints of my participation at the 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa, Kigali, Rwanda, was this exclusive conversation I had with one of Africa’s richest men, Tony O. Elumelu, who is also building the next generation of champions on the African continent. 

Tony is an economist by training, a visionary entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Elumelu holds the Nigerian national honours, the Commander of the Order of Nigeria (CON) and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). In 2011, New African magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa, and a year later, he was recognised as one of "Africa's 20 Most Powerful People in 2012" by Forbes Magazine. 

He told me about the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), and his passion to support young entrepreneurs and startups in Africa. 

Listen or download the full conversation on The Platform Podcast or read a summarized transcript below.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Isreal Bimpe On The Platform

Isreal Bimpe is the first Black President of Pharmacy Students all over the world, an organisation that has existed for over 62 years. He is passionate about Global Health and Social Justice, with a keen interest on strengthening health systems and Health Policies.

He steps on The Platform and we discussed his plans as the first Black African Pharmacy Student President.