Nicola Colangelo

We regret to inform you that our beloved founder Nicola Colangelo died in Fiumaretta, Italy, on the 24th July at the age of 73.

Nicola is survived by Carolina Colangelo, his devoted wife, his mother, Delma Ventarelli, and his brother, Franco Colangelo. Nicola has also left behind an extended family of people he adopted along the way, who all shared his vision.

A leader, a friend and a mentor we will all deeply miss. A real visionary man with exceptional intuition and work ethic who always kept the well being of his dear ones and his employees at the top of his mind.

Nicola was born on the 26th October 1943, in La Spezia, to Delma Ventarelli and Giuseppe Colangelo. He married, the love of his life, Carolina in 1974. He came to Tanzania in 1965 and he created what is now Coastal. Nicola will be remembered for his drive to explore and build sustainable projects. His perseverance, aspirations and work in conservation have placed a footprint and have defined his legacy in the Tanzanian private sector. He will also be remembered for his generosity and great role he played in advancing the lives of all those worked for him.

He has set milestones in many sectors of Tanzanian economic activity, amongst which construction, transport and the tourism industry. In his endeavours, he was always looking for innovation without forgetting the human factor.

More about memorial service will be communicated.

Family, staff and friends of Nicola