UBA's Chairman and GMD/CEO in strong showing at World Economic Forum (WEF) 2015


Chairman, UBA Board of Directors and Philanthropist, Mr Tony Elumelu and Group Managing Director/CEO, Phillip Oduoza were active participants at the  World Economic Forum, which took place from  Wednesday, January 21, to January 23, 2015 in Davos, Switzerland.
MD, Milken Institute, Mindy Silverstein; GMD/CEO, UBA Plc, Phillips Oduoza; Head of Africa for WEF, Elsie Kanza; CEO, Investec Asset Management, Hendrik du Toit; President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; Chairman, UBA Plc, Tony Elumelu; Director, Private Capital Group for Africa (PCGA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Agnes Dasewicz; DG, SIDA, Charlotte Petri-Gornitzka; President, Africa Development, Donald Kaberuka 

UBA's Chairman and  GMD/CEO  participated in different high level panels as influential voices for the African private sector.

Mr. Elumelu  participated in different panels discussing the various challenges facing the African continent, where he challenged African leaders to “start doing, and stop talking”

On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Mr, Elumelu joined other panelists including; Alpha Condé, President of Guinea;  Seth F. Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, GAVI; Margaret Chan Director-General World Health Organization (WHO) to discuss  “Confronting the challenge of catastrophic outbreak.”
President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; Chairman, UBA Plc, Tony Elumelu; and President, Africa Development, Donald Kaberuka

Later on the same day, Mr. Elumelu was  on another panel that focused on “Closing the energy gap in Africa.” This high powered panel included; Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire; Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of the Republic of Mali; John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana.

On Thursday, January 22, 2015, Mr. Elumelu and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, jointly hosted a discussion that centered on “Unlocking Global Institutional Capital for Africa” with participants that included global and African CEO’s from the world’s biggest companies and brands, as well as potential investors and key international business partners as well as policy makers.
UBA Chairman, Tony Elumelu, CON, and Tony Blair, former Prime Minister, UK 

Later on Thursday evening, Mr. Elumelu hosted an invitation-only networking cocktail reception tagged “Heirs Holdings Celebrate Africa Cocktail Party”  with special performance by African  mega-star D’Banj and live music from all over the continent.

Also, the same day, Mr Oduoza was a key speaker at a WEF session that focused on "Africa's Growth Markets; what societal, economic and political shifts are accelerating Africa's competitiveness" where he called for increased regional collaboration in Africa.

GMD/CEO, UBA Plc, Phillips Oduoza and DG, SIDA, Charlotte Petri-Gornitzka;

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Mr, Elumelu  joined other top African Energy Leaders including; Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire; Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of the Republic of Mali; John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana; and Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, Undersecretary-General and Special Representative, United Nations, for a group press conference aimed at building political momentum for sustainable energy transition in Africa.
President, Africa Development, Donald Kaberuka; and GMD/CEO, Phillips Oduoza 

WEF 2015 brought together more than 2,500 participants from 140 countries, hundreds of journalists, an estimated 40 heads of state, and other politicians. About 1,500 business leaders from the world's top global companies were also in attendance.


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