African Millionaires: Igho Sanomi

This is a continuation of a series featuring millionaires across Africa who have turned heads with their dynamic approaches in the business, oil, and technology industry.



Igho Charles Sanomi II was born in 1975 in Agbor Delta State, Nigeria. Sanomi entered the world of business shortly after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Mining at the University of Jos in Northern Nigeria. He rose quickly to the position of Executive Director with Sarian Oil and Cosmos Oil AG, Cosmos Oil AG, an international Oil Trading Company with its core activities in West Africa.  During his time in this role he single handedly developed the company’s trading operations by negotiating the export and delivery of fuel oils from West Africa to the United States Gulf Coast. He also developed a strategic alliance with a major international oil trading group based in Zug, Switzerland. This partnership oversaw the import and export of millions of tons of refined petroleum products to and from the West African coast.

Sanomi is the CEO of the Taleveras Group which he founded in 2004. In addition, he is also Chairman of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation board of Trustees, Dickens Sanomi Foundation is a non profit charitable organization which he founded in memory of his late father. He also sits as Chairman and Co- Chairman at various companies, which he founded or co-founded. These companies activities span from telecom to shipping, aviation, and real estate investments.

His vision and drive has made the Taleveras Group an internationally recognized energy and power conglomerate, with offices in London, Geneva, Cape Town, Dubai, Ivory Coast, Abuja and Lagos.