Dr. Cosmas Maduka CON

Cosmas Maduka is a Nigerian business magnate and the founder/CEO of Coscharis Group.

Cosmas was born on December 24, 1958. He hails from Nnewi, Anambra State and was born to late Peter and Rose Maduka. Cosmas began his education, but dropped out in elementary three, few years after losing his father. As a result, he began to assist his mother in her business. He was hawking Akara (bean cake) with his brother so as to fend for the family.

Later, at age 7, Cosmas was taken to his maternal uncle to serve as an automobile apprentice. He served his uncle who sold motorcycle parts in Lagos. Unfortunately, at age 14, his uncle relieved him of his duties.

After trading in motorcycle parts for a while, in 1977, Cosmas established the Coscharis Motors now Coscharis Group. Coscharis is a combination of his name and his wife’s – Cosmas and Charity. Coscharis started the importation and distribution of automobile spare parts, accessories of Japanese vehicles and all other kinds of automobile products.

The company grew and expanded and in the 1980s, the Nigerian government decided to grant importation licence to 10 Nigerian companies. Coscharis was among the selected companies and that was the beginning of a new dawn for the company.

Today, Coscharis is the sole distributor of BMW in Nigeria. It also markets Range Rover cars, Rolls Royce, and other American car brands like Ford.

Cosmos holds an honorary Ph.D (Business Administration) from the University of Nigeria. He also became an alumnus of Harvard Business School (Executive Education Program) in 2003.

President Goodluck Jonathan awarded him the National Honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), 2012.
He served as a Director in Access Bank Plc. between 2000-2012 and President/Chairman of the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation for 16 years. During his tenure, the team participated in the Olympic Games, Atlanta 96, Athens 2000, Sidney 2004 and Beijing 2008.