• 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.

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  • Chiemezie Nwosu

    There’s Nothing More Incredible in Life Than Reinventing Yourself

    I’m in my final days at the Tony Elumelu Foundation’s Marketing and Corporate Communications department, and I have to say, the journey here so far has been both tasking and exciting. Tasking in the sense that creating social media content isn’t easy stuff, especially for someone like me who isn’t social media savvy; it has …

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  • Tobenna Etumnu

    My Journey to Heirs Holdings as a Graduate Trainee

    It still seemed so surreal reading the mail that I had been selected after I had come to terms with probably not making the cut as I had waited so long to get a response. If anything, it reinforced my belief that with commitment and discipline, you can achieve anything. Tony Elumelu once said, ” …

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  • Chineye Akandu

    My Transition into the Corporate World and Immersion into the 3 Core Values

    We have concluded the first three weeks of classroom learning and training, and I can assure you that I have been fully immersed in the three core values of the group: Enterprise, Execution and Excellence. The Heirs Holdings graduate trainee programme is truly an immersive learning and development programme. It is the second week of the …

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  • Nurudeen Odetayo

    How I got into the Heirs Holdings Graduate Trainee Programme

    Every weekday for the next 3 weeks, I make my way to the top floor of the Heirs Place building. This floor, a glass and tile open plan office space, is where the Tony Elumelu Foundation team carries out their daily activities. A team I am now a part of, courtesy of being part of …

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  • Chimezie Nwosu

    Welcome to TEF, Chiemezie!

    Hey there, If you’re reading this, you should know that I successfully made it through my first week as a Graduate Trainee at Heirs Holdings. And frankly, I feel really special. 18000 applicants and only 61 selected! I mean what are the odds. So before you continue reading my journey so far, please give your …

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  • Chinenye Akandu.

    Heirs Holdings Graduate Trainee: A Dream Come True!

    My brother once told me that the search for a job in Nigeria is a job on its own. I never fully understood what he meant by that until I completed my NYSC programme and embarked on the job-hunting journey. I can vividly recall how worried I was towards the end of my service year; …

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  • It was 2 long months of waiting, but I finally got into the coveted HH Academy

    Yay! I got into Heirs Holdings as a Graduate Trainee. I mean, I’m going to work in Tony Elumelu’s organisation and I’ll probably see him physically. I’ll be chilling with the big boys. For the first six months, I’ll be undergoing both classroom training and on the job training in different subsidiaries across different functional …

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  • Moyo Olisa

    The “Imposter” that stole Christmas

    All my life, I have struggled with imposter syndrome. Growing up, I was always the youngest, the tallest, the scrawniest, and then my adult years took me to new places where I constantly felt out of place and never thought I was qualified to be included.  Imposter syndrome, this crippling, overwhelming and suffocating feeling, has …

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