Igho Charles Sanomi II is the young, dynamic founder and Chairman of Taleveras, an internationally recognized energy and power conglomerate. He also acts as Chairman or co-chair on the boards of companies with interests as diverse as construction, telecommunications, shipping, aviation and real estate.
As the driving force behind Taleveras, Mr Sanomi has been instrumental in the expansion and diversification of the company’s operations. Annually, Taleveras trades hundreds of millions of crude oil barrels and millions of tons of fuel oil, jet fuel, gasoline, condensates and liquefied petroleum gas. The company’s oil exploration and recovery activities include the acquisition of production sharing contracts (PSCs) for three offshore oil blocks in Ivory Coast and rights to a further two oil blocks in Nigeria.
In the power sector, Taleveras is working in partnership with Nigeria’s Federal Capital Development Authority on the construction of several electrical substations. Additional substations are also under construction in the Niger Delta region as part of the National Integrated Power Project. In 2010 the Taleveras coordinated a number of well known power industry suppliers to construct an 185MW power station and distribution substation. The second phase of this project, involving the delivery of a further 200MW capacity is currently in progress. Most recently, Taleveras lead a consortium that acquired a majority stake in the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution company via a process of competitive tender. This company will be responsible for the distribution of more than 2,000MW of power in River State, Nigeria.
In his role as Chairman, Mr Sanomi ensures that Taleveras is always focused on activities that deliver social and economic benefits to the regions where they take place. Thanks to his strong leadership Taleveras shares Mr Sanomi’s personal ideals of ethical conduct, humanitarianism and environmental sustainability.