Joseph-Désiré Biley, the President of TRCI (Tropical Rubber Côte d'Ivoire) and FNISCI (Fédération Nationale des Industries et Services de Côte d’Ivoire), the National Federation of Industries and Services in Ivory Coast, is a prominent business figure in the country. He was ranked as Marcopolis' #7 most powerful business leader.
Joseph-Désiré Biley is a graduate of l'Essec in Paris. From 1975 to 1997, he was in charge of imports for the Nestlé Group. While at Nestlé, he helped with European Union Directives. He also helped lead the export of Ivorian Nescafé to more than 50 different countries such as Poland, Hungary and other Eastern European countries. He became the President of Tropical Rubber in Ivory Coast, which is a Singapore company that exports rubber—one of Ivory Coast's main exports.
In 2000, he became President of the National Federation of Industries and Services. It represents 80% of the country's enterprises and helps assist the government in tax and legal affairs.
To date, Tropical Rubber is worth a capital of 2 billion CFA francs and is involved in the processing of natural rubber that is exported to international companies such as Good Year, Bridgestone, Firestone and Continental. As a President, his duties include but are not limited to rehabilitating an industrial plant that serves as the main processor of rubber. He has nurtured the partnership between Ivory Coast and the Singapore subsidiary, while also creating a name in the global rubber producing industry.