Monday, 24 June 2024

Tonye Cole, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Sahara Group

Nigeria

Champion's Profile

Tonye Patrick Cole is the co-founder and former Group Executive Director of Sahara Group an energy conglomerate with operations spanning the entire energy chain in Nigeria and neighboring West African countries to East Africa and beyond.

UNDP SDG

Good Health and Well-Being and Quality Education

Description and impact

In addition to founding and running one of Nigeria's largest energy conglomerates, Mr. Cole also spearheaded and developed work carried out for the Sahara Foundation globally. He continues working to inspire the youth of Africa through charities such as his NGO, Nehemiah Youth Empowerment initiative, which aims to influence change in Africa by bringing together young and emerging leaders to develop and implement practical strategies that will produce positive outcomes for millions Through the Nehemiah Youth Empowerment Initiative, Cole regularly supports other foundations like the Down Syndrome Society, Slum2School Foundation, and Bethesda School for the Blind. He also serves on the advisory boards of various youth focused charities such Africa 2.0 Foundation and Sapinda Rainbow Foundation.