Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu has been named along with others in a newly released Ebony Magazine "Ebony Power 100."
Elumelu was listed along other prominent African American and African dignitaries including the Mayor of Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot; Co-Founder, FUBU, J Alexander Martin; Vice President, Global Partnerships, Google, Incorporated, Bonita Coleman Stewart.
In a statement made by the company chairman Willard Jackson, shows that the company enlisted Elumelu in the Ebony Power list, as a way to appreciate his effort in the country including, his effort to encourage entrepreneurship and improve the economic state of the country by reducing poverty on the African continent.
Willard Jackson added that its decision to shortlist the prominent African American and African influencers is a medium to showcase and celebrate Black people and their contributions to global development.
He said, “We are thrilled to be able to recognize those who are making a difference for our people around the world.
“Every name on the list is a leader and has had a positive impact on the African-American community. They shape perceptions, influence culture and galvanize communities. They are game-changers at a time when we need people to get in the game.”