Elumelu returns to Harvard as school develops TEF case study

Tony Elumelu
Tony Elumelu

Chairman of UBA Group, Transcorp Group and Heirs Holdings Tony Elumelu will on Thursday, February 29, 2024, be at Harvard Business School, the graduate business school of Harvard University.

On Wednesday night, Mr. Elumelu announced this on Instagram, sharing old photos of his visit to the varsity.

The school will spotlight the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), recognising the foundation’s philanthropic achievement in a case study.

“Nostalgic memories as I return to Harvard this week to attend the class on the Tony Elumelu Foundation case study developed by Harvard Business School,” Elumelu wrote.

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The case study, first of its kind on any philanthropic organisation in Africa, is to be launched on Thursday before a class of graduate students in Boston, Massachusetts and will explore the foundation’s unique approaches and transformative initiatives, showcasing how strategic philanthropy offered by TEF is driving positive change and elevating countries and communities.

The Harvard Business School session will provide a platform for thought leaders, scholars, and business enthusiasts to engage in a meaningful discussion on the role of philanthropy in shaping sustainable and inclusive economies.

Since the launch of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme in 2015, the foundation has trained over 1.5 million young Africans on its digital hub, TEFConnect, and disbursed over $100 million in direct funding to 20,000 young African women and men, who have collectively created over 400,000 direct and indirect jobs.