Author Archives: Joshua Praise

  • Fatou Assah

    Fatou Assah

    Fatou Assah is a member of the Advisory Board at the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), as well as Global Business Manager, Financial Institutions Group at the international Finance Corporation (World Bank Group, an institution she joined in 2000).  She currently focuses on managing Financial Inclusion, Agriculture Finance and SME programs, structuring innovative products for underserved …

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  • Bozoma Saint John

    Bozoma Saint John

    Ms. Saint John is the chief marketing officer (CMO) at Netflix. Previously, she served as CMO at Endeavor, and chief brand officer at Uber. Saint John was also a marketing executive at Apple Music and PepsiCo. Ms. Saint John graduated from Wesleyan University, with a degree in English and African-American Studies. 2

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  • Somachi Chris-Asoluka

    Tony Elumelu Foundation Announces Somachi Chris-Asoluka as Chief Executive Officer

    The Board of Trustees of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, has announced the appointment of Somachi Chris-Asoluka as Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of current CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu.  The appointment takes effect from March 01, 2023. Since the launch of the TEF Entrepreneurship …

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  • TOE at 2022 TEF Selection Announcement Event

    TEF Founder, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu’s Speech at the 2022 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme selection announcement in Kinshasa, Congo-DRC

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  • TOE at 2022 TEF Selection Announcement Event

    TEF Announces Start-Ups Selected from all 54 African countries for its 2022 Entrepreneurship Programme

    …. each entrepreneur receives non-refundable US$5,000 ….56% of beneficiaries are women entrepreneurs Kinshasa, DRC: On Monday, December 5, 2022, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) announced the 2022 beneficiaries of its flagship Entrepreneurship Programme at the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation selection announcement, which was held for first time ever, outside of Nigeria, in the Democratic Republic …

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  • TOE at Admiralty University Convocation Ceremony

    TOE’s Keynote Lecture at the Maiden Convocation Ceremony for the Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State

    “Ladies and Gentlemen I welcome you all to this convocation The Chief of Defense staff has presented, the Chief of Naval staff my friend, the Pro-chancellor of the University of Nigeria, the Vice Chancellor UNN, the representative of Delta state government, Secretary to the Government, all directors and principals of the university our great fathers …

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  • Cop27 News

    David Miliband, Tony O Elumelu: Cop27 is over. Africa cannot wait any longer for climate action

    Let us be frank. The Africans who bear the harshest effects of the climate crisis are those least responsible for creating this crisis in the first place. This month’s Cop27 climate negotiations in Egypt were being called “Africa’s Cop”, a recognition of the daily impact of the climate crisis on communities across the continent. The …

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  • Toe at VOA Interview

    Our Founder, Mr. Tony Elumelu’s interview with Voice of America

    Q: How are you doing this afternoon?  A: I’m doing great, thank you.  Q: So, what has been the highlight of your day because I know you’ve been in a lot of meetings today? A: UNGA 2022 has been very exciting in so many ways, for us as a group, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, we’ve …

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  • Chioma Ogbudimkpa

    TEF Alumni, Chioma Ogbudimkpa, is Promoting Sustainability One Fabric at a Time

    Description of her business Redbutton focuses on work wear for female professionals, fusing African aesthetics, eco-friendly materials, and art from all over world. With every piece, the brand places emphasis on African stories, powerful women and sustainability. Because the African woman is vibrant in nature, the designer creates a balance between colors and texture, in …

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  • Andrew Etuket

    TEF Alumni, Andrew Etuket, is Promoting Healthy Living Through Timnath Health

    Description of his business TIMNATH Health is Kampala’s foremost facility for people seeking to improve their health and fitness. TIMNATH leverages diverse expertise in medicine, nutrition, research, design and technology to offer comprehensive health and fitness solutions to both individuals and corporates. It’s system, the TIMNATH Health Improvement System (THIS), employs a 6-stage cyclic process, …

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