Tony Elumelu was born March 22, 1963, in Jos, Plateau State to a family of five, his mother Suzanne Elumelu, owned restaurants and was an entrepreneur while his father Dominic Elumelu was a business man. Although Tony was born in Jos, he hails from Onicha-Ukwu in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. He grew up together with his four siblings, and one of his brothers is into politics. Hon Ndudi Elumelu used to be a former member of the Nigerian House of Representatives.
Tony Elumelu started his career in banking at Union Bank of Nigeria Plc as a Youth Corps member of the Nation Youth Service Corps, in 1985. He achieved major success as a businessman when he led the largest merger in the banking sector in Sub-Saharan Africa to acquire the United Bank for Africa (UBA) – a bank he later transformed into a Pan African institution by attracting more than seven million customers in nineteen African countries.
Tony Elumelu is indeed well to do and married to Awele Vivien Elumelu who is a medical doctor. They got married in 1993 and have seven children together --five girls and two boys (twins).
Dr. Vivian Elumelu has worked as an employee at places like Lagos State University Teaching Hospital as well as Grantham and District Hospital in the United Kingdom. In 2018, Dr. Awele Vivian Elumelu was appointed by public–private global health partnership organisation, Gavi as its Chairperson for Immunisation in Africa.
As the Chairperson of Avon Healthcare Limited and the Founder/CEO of Avon Medical Practice, a growing network of full-service clinics and onsite facilities with corporate institutions, Dr. Vivian Awele Elumelu is focused on expanding and improving access to quality healthcare in Nigeria. She is indeed just like her husband and they have been described as Africa's power couple.
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