On June 16th 2016, Good Steward LLC conducted a webinar on Sales Optimization and Management for Startups in which 350 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs participated. They wrote about the experience and the importance of coaching startups. The topic of our presentation was Sales Optimization and Management for Startups and our objective was to strengthen the ability of startups by Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs […]


CEO Parminder Vir, OBE will be attending the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).  This Summit will be the 7th installment in a series previously hosted by the United States and the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya. The summit will include a wide range of workshops, panels, ignite talks, pitch competitions, mentoring, and networking sessions […]

Agribusiness Twitter Chat

The Tony Elumelu Foundation will be hosting a Twitter chat with Professor Calestous Juma on the 18th, June, 2016. The chat will last for 30 – 45 minutes and will discuss the relevance of agriculture to Africa and the potential Africa’s entrepreneurs hold for Africa’s transformation. Visit our Twitter channel here to join us at 2pm, WAT

After reaching out to 304 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs from the Agricultural sector, conducting a research on the opportunities and challenges they face, we are glad to launch this report on Unleashing Africa’s Agricultural Entrepreneurs at the World Economic Forum  Africa in Kigali, Rwanda. We will be hosting  a workshop alongside Grow Africa (a WEF initiative to transform Africa’s agric sector) […]

Once every year, the stars align and some of the world’s greatest intellectuals, business leaders and philanthropists gather at the London School of Economics (LSE) to discuss their roles in accelerating the development of Africa. The platform? The LSE Africa Summit tagged ‘Africa within a Global Context’. This year, I honoured the invitation extended to the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) […]

  On April 27, The Ogun State Government hosted a number of 2015 and 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs together with some of their mentors to an interactive session in Abeokuta, the state capital. The session which held at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry was coordinated by Otunba Bello Ashiru, the Honourable Commissioner and Abimbola Adebakin, the Chief Operating Officer […]

Parminder Vir at LSE

Parminder Vir at LSE Africa Summit

CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation will be speaking at the LSE Africa Summit tagged ‘Africa Within a Global Context’ here in London at 4:15pm on 23rd, April, 2016. She will be discussing ‘Philanthropy: investing in Human Capital alongside H.E Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president of Nigeria and also a philanthropist, Ashish Thakkar, founder of The Mara group; Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Special Envoy on Gender, […]

‘The Story of Champions: The Model of a Fulfilled National Business Champion’ By Tony O. Elumelu, CON delivered at The Ivorian National Council of Employers’ 2016 ACADEMY Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire April 21, 2016 Your Excellency President Alassane Outtara/Prime Minister Duncan Cablan; Your Excellency, Deputy Prime Minister Xavier Luc Duval of Mauritius; Mr. Jean Kacou Diagou; My Fellow Entrepreneurs and Africans; […]

LAGOS, NIGERIA – Parminder Vir OBE, CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation has reiterated the huge role of government in formalizing and organizing the creative industries to turn them into a great contributor to the national economy. Ms. Vir said this while speaking at a panel “Creatives and Entrepreneurship: The Creative Industry in the 21st Century” at the African Business Conference organized by […]