On this day: in history (1975), Igho Charles Sanomi II was born in Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria to Dickens Oghenereumu Patrick Sanomi, a retired Assistant Inspector General of the Nigerian Police. His mother, Mabel Iyabo Sanomi was a renowned nurse and medical entrepreneur from Osun State.
Sanomi attended Federal Government College Warri and University of Jos in Plateau State where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and Mining.
He joined business immediately after his graduation and co-founded Sarian Oil, an Oil Trading Company in sub-Saharan African.He served as the company’s Executive Director. While at Sarian Oil, he helped to develop the company’s trading operations. 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.
In 2004, he founded Taleveras, an 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 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. The company has offices in London, Geneva, Cape Town, Dubai, Ivory Coast, Abuja and Lagos.
Sanomi is also Chairman of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation board of Trustees. The Dickens Sanomi Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in memory of his late father. In 2017, Dickens Sanomi Foundation paid $48,000 medical bill for Ali Ahmadu, a six-year-old boy from Borno State, who was run over by Boko Haram terrorists during their invasion of Chibok village in 2014.The offer enabled young Ahmadu travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for an appointment at a medical facility specialising in spinal cord surgery operations.
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