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
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.- See more
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