Igho Sanomi is a Nigerian businessman, trained engineer and philanthropist, with a vast interest in oil, telecommunications, maritime, aviation and real estates.
Igho Charles Sanomi 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, 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.
In 2004, Igho Sanomi founded the Taleveras Group, a Nigerian energy trading company.
Taleveras trades over 100 million barrels of crude oil as well as several million tons of gasoline, LPG and jet fuel.
In April 2012, Taleveras acquired production sharing contracts (PSCs) for three offshore oil blocks in Ivory Coast.
In June 2013, Taleveras sold a 65% stake in one of its Ivorian offshore upstream projects to Lukoil of Russia for an undisclosed price.
Taleveras also owns a stake in a power distribution firm in Nigeria.