Igho, Young Nigerian Billionaire Tops List of 100 Leaders of Tomorrow
The world renowned Choiseul Institute for international politics and geo-economics has just released its ranking of the top 100 young economic leaders of Africa with Igho Charles Sanomi topping the rank of 100 economic leaders of tomorrow.
The annual independent study 'Choiseul Africa 100' by the Parisian institution, takes into account the economic leaders of Africa, up to the maximum age of 40, who will play a major role in economic development in the African continent in the near future.
The ranking is the result of work conducted over several months, which appealed to many experts and specialists on the continent, the result of which ranked Sanomi, CEO of Taleveras Group at the top of the league table.
The full list includes successful business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and drivers of innovative projects on the African Continent.They embody the dynamism and renewal of a whole continent and carry the hopes of an entire generation.
In classifying the selected profiles, the independent research centre weighted several criteria including: the image and the reputation; background and skills; power and function; influence and networks; potential and leadership.The sum of points obtained in the different categories of criteria determined the final standings.
Overall Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa and Cameroon were the most represented countries in the ranking. Mr. Sanomi on being informed of this prestigious accolade said: “It is a great honour to have been included in the rankings and to be amongst such esteemed colleagues from around the continent. All of us have important roles to play in the development of the continent in the years to come. I am pleased to be able to perform my part in the economic development of the continent as a whole.”
The top ten on the Choiseul 100 Africa list are: Igho Sanomi, Taleveras Group, Nigeria; Mohammed Dewji, METL, Tanzania; Hisham El Khazindar, Citadel Capital, Egypt; Isabel Dos Santos, Unitel International Holding, Angola; and Tidjane Deme, Google, SenegalOthers are: Nomkhita Nqweni, ABSA Captial, South Africa; Mehdi Tazi, Saham Assurance Morocco, Morrocco; Marlon Chigwende, The Carlyle Group, Zimbabwe; Ashish Thakkar, Mara Group, Uganda; and Janine Diagou Wodie, NSIA Bank, Cote D'Ivoire.
Sanomi II is the young, dynamic founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Taleveras Group, an internationally recognized energy and power conglomerate with offices in London, Geneva, Cape Town, Dubai, the Ivory Coast, Abuja and Lagos.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. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, created in memory of his late father.
In addition to the Taleveras Group, the Dickens Sanomi Foundation is one of the key mediums through which Mr Sanomi supports his chosen charities, which are selected on the basis of their impact and effectiveness. The Dickens Sanomi Foundation places a high priority on the development of the Nigerian child and organises a number of competitions designed to encourage literacy and artistic accomplishment.