Last week at the Global Network for Advanced Management Programme fireside chat with Chairman, UBA Group, and Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Heirs Holdings, Mr Tony O. Elumelu, C.F.R, moderated by Professor Chris Ogbechie, Dean, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University.
During his session, Tony O. Elumelu, C.F.R shared his entrepreneurial experience and insights, highlighting viable opportunities, challenges for the African entrepreneur and the future of business in Africa.
Here are a few key points from his session:
1. Every business needs support to succeed. Support in the form of capital, and the right environment.
2. What is a dream without opportunities? What is ambition without a platform? Connection, collaboration and luck are key.
3. There is a big challenge, the challenge of infrastructure but for entrepreneurs, there are more opportunities in problems.
4. The real job for an entrepreneur is not in having dreams but in the process of converting those dreams into reality and this requires hard work and resilience.