Souleymane Diarrassouba serves as the Minister of Commerce and Industry for the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. Before joining the Government in January 2017, Souleymane Diarrassouba was the Managing Director of the Atlantic Business International Group, the financial, control and development holding company of the Atlantic Bank and Insurance entities in Sub-Saharan Africa. His expertise in the banking sector earned him the positions of President of the Federations of Banks of the West African Monetary and Economic Union, President of the Professional Association of Banks and Financial Establishment of Côte d'Ivoire, and Vice-President of the Ivorian Employers' Association. He previously served as Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Trade, Crafts and Small and Medium-Enterprise Promotion, and Minister of Industry and Mining.
He holds a DES in Banking from the CNAM of Paris, a DESS in Audit and Management Control, and a Master's degree in Management from the National University of Côte d'Ivoire. He is AMP certified by the MDE Business School, in partnership with the IESE Business School of Barcelona. Souleymane Diarrassouba was awarded the titles of Officer of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, and Officer of the Order of Agricultural Merit of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.