Nigerian economist and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, has clinched TIME100 Impact Awards 2022.
The Chairman of Heirs Holdings was honoured with the inaugural TIME100 Impact Awards for his selfless humanitarian activities and support for business up-scaling for Africans in Africa.
Apart from Tony Elumelu, six other global leaders were also honoured.
The awards were presented at the Museum of the Future in Dubai, Business Insider Africa reports.
During his acceptance speech, Tony Elumelu advocated for more entrepreneurs and investments across the world to fastrack the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
He explained this by telling the story of his humble beginnings and how he was able to birth the Tony Elumelu Foundation through hard work and focus.
“The world is in need of people like us—more than ever before,” he said to the crowd, which included celebrities, politicians and prominent business leaders.
“We should pull resources together; we should commit now to help in any way possible in economically empowering others,” he said.