Tonye Cole

Tonye ColeAs an Executive Director of the Sahara Group, Tonye Cole is responsible for the new ventures and business development as well as enforcing corporate ethics and compliance. He also manages and spearheads the Group’s upstream exploration and production activities in West Africa.

Leveraging an ever expanding portfolio of qualifications, Sahara has grown to become a multi-national company of repute with business offices spanning various continents, and business interests in areas like real estate, oil & gas, upstream, midstream and downstream, bunkering, engineering services, etc.

He is an alumnus of the University of Lagos and Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil. A merit honours graduate of architecture, Tonye Cole worked as an architect for frontline Brazilian architectural firm Grupo Quartro SA in Goiania Brazil (‘90-‘92) where he was involved in the design and implementation of the urban planning and city development of Palmas, the capital city of the newly created state of Tocantins.

He is happily married to Dr Sylvia Cole with three children.

His hobbies include riding power bikes and dedicating his life to the service of humanity.

Tonye Cole will be sharing on an exceptional piece he has dubbed “I am a Nigerian created for impact”.