- To be the provider of choice wherever energy is consumed
My name is Asharami
and I am Sahara.
I'll be your guide."
"Our history tells a story
of the pursuit of excellence
in energy provision
"The guiding principles behind
our operations are designed to
focus on our people
Sahara Group is a leading privately owned Power, Energy, Gas and Infrastructure Conglomerate established in 1996 with operating companies active in the downstream, midstream, upstream, infrastructure and power sectors. Sahara has presence in different locations including Africa, The Caribbean, Asia and Europe.
The Group's strategy is to replicate its successes in Oil and Gas sector in the Energy & Infrastructure sector. To achieve this, Sahara has set out a roadmap for investing in people, processes, strategic acquisitions, principal investments and continuous expansion within, initially, the West African energy & infrastructure space, and then globally.
Operating companies spanning the entire energy value chain
"Using the priceless gifts of nature to make the world a better place is a quest that requires global partnerships. We are positioning our people and processes to support renewable energy initiatives to deliver a clean future of sustainable growth and development."
The thought process that goes into our work is vital; we are constantly in search of the next big idea - one that is compelling enough - to reinvent opportunities that ensure we achieve our set goals and serve as a precursor for future performance milestones.
We continue to stretch our imagination to develop ground-breaking work, maximize our operational capacity, forging into virgin terrain.
We remain focused on exceptionally meeting the needs of our consumers and welcome new ventures that are strategic fits to our purpose.
We anticipate and exceed customer expectations through sustained strategic engagements. We welcome new business alliances that align with our purpose.
The first Sahara Group Company - Sahara Energy Resource Ltd (SERL) started in 1996 with the objective of developing, facilitating and implementing seamless and sustainable business processes between oil producers, oil marketers and oil traders, first in Nigeria and then worldwide.
The founding partners of SERL- Tonye Cole, Tope Shonubi and Ade Odunsi have professional qualifications in Architecture, Business Administration and Accounting, respectively. Sharing a vision and a desire to play an active role in the development of Nigeria's growing petroleum industry, they harnessed these diverse skills to offer insightful consulting services to companies that traded in crude oil and refined petroleum products.
Over the last 18 years, Sahara Group has become well established in the Oil and Gas industry and has built a reputation around the world for excellent service delivery and professionalism.
The Group, in addition to major achievements in the Oil and Gas sector, now has operations and assets in Utilities, Farming, Infrastructure Development and Real Estate with offices in Nigeria, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Benin Republic, United Kingdom, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Angola.
Today, the company continues to make substantial investments in human capital development in its locations across the globe to ensure that it is equipped to navigate boundaries, explore and develop opportunities in the Energy sector.
"Dreams are the vehicles that transport us into the future. We believe dreams exist in every one of us, young or old. That is why we are committed to providing our customers with the very best of what they need to get to where they want.We ensure that we provide the power to fuel your dreams"
At Sahara, we operate in an environment where individuals are not only encouraged to strive for excellence in their work, but to also enjoy the experience. This is founded on the premise that we produce our best work in a setting that promotes creativity and allows individuals express themselves.
We believe that each individual in the Sahara family adds to the cultural tapestry that makes us the eclectic, yet cohesive
entity that we are. Our strength as an organization lies in our individuality and diversity.
At Sahara, we do not rest on our laurels, rather we are relentlessly re-examining our strengths and processes to attain our vision of being the "provider of choice wherever energy is consumed".
The Sahara Group developed its corporate governance and business principles in order to deliver outstanding performance over the long term. This can only be achieved where everyone conforms to a set of high standards and sustainable shared values.
At Sahara, our sustainable long-term success is based on the highest integrity of our people in business relationships over the years, providing best practice in the development of our conduct, provision of a safe and secure working environment and treating every employee with fairness and respect. We have also ensured that we manage our impact on the environment and communities we operate in, and set appropriate and consistent standards for dealing with service providers and suppliers.
At Sahara we value our people - they are our most important asset. The energy, enthusiasm and integrity of our people have opened avenues to new and existing businesses and forged a reputation for the highest standard in all that we do.
The Sahara Business Principles are our core beliefs and behaviour that guide the way that Sahara and its employees conduct business. There will never be a trade-off between our performance and principles.
At Sahara, we strongly uphold our corporate values and passionately conduct our business in a highly ethical manner that promotes free enterprise, excellence and competitiveness.
In view of this, all our third party business partners are expected to abide and attest to our behavioral standards as set out in the policies and charters in the under listed links:
Over the last years, Sahara has been involved in initiatives, alliances and activities aimed at developing and strengthening its corporate governance and compliance systems. Some of these alliances include our partnership with the World Economic Forum – Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) and the Sustainable Development Goal Funds (SDG-F).
The thrust of this pursuit of best practice is to ensure Sahara operates a sustainable enterprise that conducts its businesses transparently and efficiently to the benefit of all stakeholders.
Sahara also believes that by applying itself to the highest standards of good governance, it will serve as a model for other businesses to enhance the quest for corporate responsibility and citizenship in Africa and the world. This is confirmed by Sahara's membership of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiatives (PACI) and signposts our firm resolve to this cause. PACI induction letter