Meet Tony ELumelu's Wife Who's A Medical Doctor


Tony Elumelu is one of Nigeria's industrious businessmen who is from Delta state, Nigeria. Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu is a well known Nigerian and African entrepreneur, an economist, banker and investor. He is popularly known as the (retired) chairman of United Bank of Africa (UBA), current chairman of Heirs Holdings and Transcorp. He is also the founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

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.
After his basic education, Tony Elumelu acquired an honors degree at both graduate and masters levels in Economics from Ambrose Alli University – formerly known as Bendel State University – and Lagos State University respectively. He proceeded to acquire more degrees from business schools of Harvard, USA; the International Institute of Management Development IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

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.
After he retired from UBA in 2010, Tonu Elumelu founded the Heir Holdings – a company that invests in financial services, energy, real estate and hospitality, healthcare sector, and agribusiness. In 2011, Heir Holdings went ahead to procure a controlling interest in Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp). As a serial investor, Mr. Elumelu was appointed among several leaders in the industry. He became the first African member of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Private Capital Group for Africa (PCGA) Partners Forum on September 24, 2012. This was shortly after he was given a position in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to serve as a Senior Investment Advisor.

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. Mrs. Awele Vivian Elumelu was born in the year 1964. After her basic education, she went ahead to study Medicine and Surgery in the University of Benin in Edo State and graduated from the institution to practice in the field. She married Mr. Tony in 1993 and both have remained together since then, living happily together. She has been a mother and role model for many women out there.

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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Indeed he that findeth a wife, findeth a good thing.

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