Elumelu Takes Africa Private Sector Agenda to 2015 WEF

Nigerian Business Leader and Philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, CON will be a leading voice, highlighting the African private sector agenda at the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF).
Mr. Elumelu has been invited to speak on several high-level panels and will host key events during the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, themed “The New Global Context.”
The event will take place between the 21st and 24th of this month.
WEF 2015 will gather more than 2,500 participants from 140 countries, hundreds of journalists, an estimated 40 heads of state, and other politicians. An estimated 1,500 business leaders from the world’s top global companies will also be in attendance.
Africa is engaging more strategically and proactively than ever before at WEF. At a time when new leadership is required to address increasingly complex and interlinked global problems; a new set of people are stepping up to contribute. The complex, volatile, interconnected nature of the world’s economies and societies, means that Africa can be both the source and the solution to many of these issues.
Below is a list of the panels and hosted events in which Mr. Elumelu will participate.
Confronting the Challenge of Catastrophic Outbreak Panel – What critical lessons can be learned from the 2014 Ebola outbreak to prepare us for the future?
Panelists are Alpha Condé, President of Guinea; Tony O. Elumelu, Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation; Seth F. Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, GAVI; Margaret Chan Director-General World Health Organization (WHO).
Closing the Energy Gap in Africa Panel – Exploration of how innovative financing mechanisms combined with regulatory and policy interventions can provide sustainable energy in Africa.
Panelists are Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire; Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of the Republic of Mali; John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana; Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings on Wednesday, January 21.
Unlocking Global Institutional Capital for Africa to be hosted by Tony O. Elumelu, CON and Aliko Dangote.
Invitees include global and African CEO’s from the world’s biggest companies and brands, as well as potential investors and key international business partners and policy makers on Thursday, January 22.
Heirs Holdings Celebrate Africa Cocktail Party hosted by Tony O. Elumelu, CON. The will be special performance by African mega-star D’Banj and live music from all over the continent on Thursday, January 22.
The World Economic Forum is creating a working group of African leaders to build political momentum for a sustainable energy transition in Africa.
Panelists include Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire; Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of the Republic of Mali; John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana; Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings; Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, Undersecretary-General and Special Representative, United Nations on Friday, January 23.
Tony O. Elumelu, CON is the Founder and Chairman of Heirs Holdings, a privately held investment vehicle, with interests in the power, resources, financial services and hospitality sectors. He is Chairman of Transcorp, Nigeria’s largest listed conglomerate, and pan-African financial services group United Bank for Africa and Seadrill Nigeria.
He is also Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, which focuses on empowering entrepreneurship across Africa. He is the creator of Africapitalism, an economic philosophy that calls for long-term investments in key sectors in Africa, to spark economic prosperity and social wealth.

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