COLE, Tonye Patrick

Born January 11, 1967
Nigerian Billionaire Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sahara Group Ltd. On September 2, 2018, Tonye Patrick Cole resigned appointments as Executive Director and day to day responsibilities to the company with immediate effect and has moved to public service and active politics.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Dr. Sylvia Cole
State of Origin: PortHarcourt
Father's Name Ambassador Patrick Dele Cole
Mother's Name
Number of Male Children 1
Number of Female Children 2

NAMES OF CHILDREN: Vanessa, Serena and TJ Cole.

Profession Entrepreneur
Working Experience

Co-Founder, Sahara Group; Founder, Nehemiah Youth Empowerment initiative; Board Member, TV Africa; Board Member, Enactus Nigeria; Board Member, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping; Board Member, Digital Jewels.

Previous Appointments:

– Independent Non Executive Director, Atlas Mara Limited (a/k/a, Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Limited), December 3, 2013-October 02, 2017.

– Member, World’s Economis Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative.


– Winner, Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Kingdom Oil and Gas Council, 2017.

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