Mr. Tony Elumelu, a foremost Nigerian Economist, would be hosted by US President, Barack Obama, today. The event is a prelude to Obama’s scheduled trip to Kenya in the summer for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Tony Elumelu has been identified as one of the promoters of global entrepreneurs. Just recently,
The Tony Elumelu Foundation recently inaugurated 100 million dollars Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, aimed at assisting in growing 10,000 start-up companies across Africa for over a decade.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation released a statement saying the White House entrepreneurship celebration would bring established and emerging entrepreneurs across the world seeking the support and commitment of investors, governments, private foundations and individuals, together.
Speakers expected to join Obama and Elumelu in the event include Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks; Barbara Corcoran, founder of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners. Others are Daymond John, Chief Executive Officer and founder of FUBU; Antonio Gracias, founder of Valor Equity Partners and Julie Hanna, founder of Kiva.
The event would be streamed live on the website of the White House.
Tomorrow, Mr. Elumelu would share his reflections on “Entrepreneur Led Development: A New Model for African Development” in a speech at Georgetown University with an audience of faculty, students, alumni and guests of the university.
Tony O. Elumelu is an economist by training, a visionary entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Tony is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation.