Mathieu Kadio-Morokro, the Founder and President of the Petro Ivoire Group, is a prominent business figure in Ivory Coast. He was ranked as Marcopolis' #6 most powerful business leader.
Having a vision to be his own boss and to nurture a sector that has many possibilities and room for growth in Africa, Mathieu Kadio-Morokro is the initiator of the petroleum company that started in 1994. He is the President of the Petro Ivoire Group and a leader in the oil and gas sector. Petro Ivoire is a distribution company for petroleum products. Its distribution is based on the creation of open gas stations for consumers and the merging of high-tech materials. Mathieu Kadio-Morokro is trained in chemical engineering, and later joined Shell Ivory Coast in 1971. After nearly 23 years at Shell, he wanted to expand the potential of Ivory Coast's oil and gas sector. He has earned the trust of banks and investors who continue to see the bigger picture of Petro Ivoire and the oil sector. To date, Petro Ivoire has a capital of USD 1.23 billion.With a successful 16 year track record and growing profits, Mathieu Kadio-Morokro transferred the CEO position to his nephew Sebastien Kadio Morokro. As for the future, Petro Ivoire made its debut in the New York Stock Exchange, which gives the company another platform on the global economic stage.