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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Nigerian billionaire Igho Sanomi grants first ever interview to Forbes

Nigerian billionaire Igho Sanomi recently granted an interview to Forbes magazine where he talked about the real story of how he built his business and wealth. According to Forbes..
Igho Sanomi, 42, is the founder of Taleveras, a $2 billion (revenues) international commodities trading company active over a wide spectrum of global energy markets including crude oil and refined petroleum products, natural gas and power.
Taleveras’ trading arm, now based in Dubai and Abuja, is one of the largest independent energy traders in Africa, with additional offices spread across West Africa, Europe and Asia. The company at its prime moved more than 170 million barrels of crude and oil products annually, and has upstream and downstream assets in a number of African countries.
Sanomi is famously media shy, despite owning one of the largest oil trading companies in Africa and running a philanthropic organization, the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, that donates millions of dollars annually to causes in education and health in Africa and elsewhere. He has twice been recognized by the world-renowned Institute Choiseul based in France, topping the ranks of the Choiseul 100: Economic Leaders for Tomorrow, which ranks young African leaders under 40 who will play a major role in the economic development of the African continent. 
Sanomi has traditionally stayed away from the media spotlight, but he’s finally breaking cover, and for good reason.
“It’s easy to get caught up and carried away by the media hype,” he says briskly, chopping the air for emphasis. “All I ever wanted to do was to quietly build a successful company, keeping to the old traditional way of doing business with a handshake, and performing the contracts we got very well. But as we got successful, a lot of people began to make up stories about us. At first we decided to ignore all the noise and focus on the business, but now it’s gotten to a tipping point and I think it’s a good idea to set the record straight.”
Read the full interview Forbes

13 comments:

naija dj said...

We need young, vibrant and intelligent people like this running Nigeria. Not old the dinosaurs that we are plagued with today

dee boi said...

Cool... dee

joyous baba,LindaIkeji First cousin said...

goodn for him.

Kingsly Anyaegbu said...

Is good to make it young..i tap in wealth bro

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

They always look simple


... Merited happiness

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

They always look simple


... Merited happiness

ahabike daniel said...

Mogul talk

junia said...

He looks humble

Anonymous said...

Linda if this man is single you should marry him. Handsome and rich like you. You too will make Beautiful kids together. That's my prayer for you.

Anonymous said...

More like now that the government contracts have stopped coming, let's use the media to remain relevant so International creditors and probably investors don't think you've become obsolete.
Smart young man. You should have used the media to project and promote yourself from day 1.
I hope it continues to work out for you.

21century said...

Prior to this time, I have carefully studied Sanomi Life and Impact, and must confess that he is an Inspring young Nigeria Leader worthy of emulation. He believes in, "work in silence, let your success make the noise".
I honestly feels he is a perfect for Miss .L. Ikeji, but don't know if linda can cope with his low-key Culture.

Vivian Reginalds said...

WOW
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

sir come and marry me if you're not married.
I would make you happy.
plus i'm smart and not to mention beautiful.

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