Igho Charles Sanomi

Igho Sanomi will receive the prestigious Martin Luther King Legacy Award for International Service from the Washington-based Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine at the annual International Salute to the life and Legacy of Dr Martin Luther King. The annual celebration, which is hosted by the International Salute Committee, will be held in Washington DC on the 24th January 2015.

In tribute to the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King,  the International Salute recognizes the distinguished leadership and contributions of exceptional individuals who have positively impacted the global community, presenting them with the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award in honour of the pioneering leader of the African-American civil rights movement.

The International Salute has been held annually since 1992 as a way of sharing Dr King’s historical work at home and abroad. In so doing, it brings together a broad segment of the global community to reinforce the importance of continuing the work begun by Dr King.

Mr Sanomi joins a distinguished group of previous International Service award recipients including, the former US Secretary of State, General Colin Powell; Kofi Annan, former Secretary General, United Nations; US Congressman, John Lewis; US Senator Bob Dole and a host of ambassadors from the US, France, Africa, United Kingdom and Germany.

To continue the legacy, Mr Sanomi has also been invited to make the opening remarks at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Global Health Equity Summit on 20th January 2015.

About Igho Sanomi:

Igho Charles 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.

Mr Sanomi 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.

For more information visit: http://www.ighosanomi.com/

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