Tonye Cole Biography. Currently the APC gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 elections, Tonye is a Nigerian businessman, also the co-founder and former Group Executive Director of Sahara Group.
Tonye Cole’s Biography
Tonye Cole was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on the 11th of January, 1967. He attended Corona School, Victoria Island and later King’s college, Lagos. Later, he proceeded to King’s School, Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Patrick is also an alumnus of University of Lagos where he bagged a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Engineering, then a Portuguese Certificate from Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil.
The business man is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2014.
Brazilian architectural firm Grupo Quartro SA in Goiania Brazil was where he started his career as an Architect from 1990 to 1992. Cole was also involved in the design and implementation of the urban planning and city development of Palmas, the capital city to the state of Tocantins in miles away South America.
Moreso, Tonye was the architect responsible for the design of The Ministry of Justice Building, Palmas, Tocantins and the various residential houses in Goiania, Palmas and Brasilia among others. Tonye returned to Nigeria in 1993 and was quickly employed as the Director of Operations with the Nigerian office of Empressa Sul Americana de Montagens S.A.(EMSA) a Brazilian Civil Engineering Company from 1993 – 1996, which is allegedly the 7th largest engineering firm in Brazil that was awarded a World Bank. He financed water project valued at about S5.8m for the Lagos Water Corporation.
Mr Cole is an ordained minister of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and leader of Team Nehemiah. A body within the church that is responsible for the delivering the vision of the church in transforming the Redemption Camp in Nigeria to a modern city. Specifically he is a motivational speaker, writer, teacher and mentor. This politician, is the author of “Morning Reflections” a daily devotional published in 2013.
He is the son of former managing director of the Daily Times Newspaper and former Ambassador of Nigeria, Brazil Patrick Dele Cole.
Tonye Cole Biography: Age
Mr Patrick was born on the 11th of January in 1967. Currently, he is 56 years.
Tonye Cole Biography: Family
He is married to Dr. Sylvia Cole. And is blessed with 3 children. Vanessa Cole, Serena Cole and TJ cole.
Tonye Cole Biography: Achievement
Tonye Patrick Cole is a Nigerian businessman, he 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 neighbouring West African countries to East Africa and beyond. The Group operates in 38 countries around the world with over 4,000 employees and annual turnover of $11 billion. He was directly responsible for building the Group’s global expansion and upholding her corporate governance principles, maintaining her status with global institutions like the World Economic Forum, where he was a key member of Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), The United Nations), he was a pioneer member of the advisory board of the Private Sector Advisory Group for the UNDP Sustainable Development Group Fund (SDG-F), The African Philanthropy Forum amongst others.
Tonye Cole Networth
Tonye Cole is worth over $500 million, making him one of the richest men in Nigeria
2023 Gubernatorial Elections
Tonye Cole emerged the APC gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 elections, which is slated to hold in February 2023.