“Entrepreneurship is in my DNA. In my own life journey, I’ve come to appreciate the significance of entrepreneurship in transforming communities, families, and countries.
”Tony Elumelu, founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, was interviewed by Chisom Obi-Okoye, MBA ‘22 as part of the View From The Top speaker series.
Elumelu has invested heavily in the African entrepreneurial landscape and is known for his work supporting and empowering emerging African leaders.
He spoke about the role that the private sector should play in supporting “Africapitalism”, the importance of electricity access for Africans, and his desire to encourage good leadership.“Not just in entrepreneurship, but with everything in life you need to be disciplined.
The journey to entrepreneurship is not linear. But if you are tenacious, you can still achieve it.” View From The Top are student-led interviews with prominent leaders featuring conversations on leadership, core values, and lessons learned. This interview was hosted in partnership with Stanford Seed.
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