ELUMELU NAMED AN “EMERGING TITAN”

Coming on the heels of the recent conferment of the African Banker of the Year Award on the Group Managing Director/ CEO, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, he has added another laurel to his kitty again. This time, he has been conferred with the award of “Emerging Titans” in Nigeria by Vivante Media Enterprises Limited; promoted by the Dr. Pat Utomi.

Elumelu was honored alongside other notable Nigerian including the Chairman of The National Communications Commission, Mr. Ernest Ndukwe and former Nigerian High Commissioner to The United Kingdom, Dr. Christopher Kolade, at the Expo Center, Eko Hotel, Lagos .

Professor Pat Utomi, Chairman of Vivante, said Elumelu was chosen in recognition of his immense contribution to economic development as he epitomizes the face of a the new Nigerian.   According to him, “the likes of Tony Elumelu are champions of nation building. It is our duty to recognize and celebrate them.”

Deputy Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations, UBA Plc, Mr. Martins Anyanwu received the award on behalf of Mr. Elumelu describing the UBA helmsman as not only nationalist but afro-centric in outlook. Under the leadership of Mr. Elumelu he said UBA has consolidated its leadership status in the Nigerian Banking Industry and is sure footed in its regional expansion drive.  With presence in 11 African countries, UBA plans to extend to another eight before the end of the next financial year he said.

Tony Elumelu has been gaining increasing recognition as one of the leading and widely influential corporate leaders in Africa since he conceived and managed the merger of legacy Standard Trust Bank Plc and UBA Plc in 2005, a union that has grown to the largest financial services group in West, Central and East Africa .

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