CEO, Coris Bank International
Born in 1964, he began his professional career in 1985 through the creation of two companies operating in the fields of commercial vehicles with two wheels and trading.
A diverse career
The strategy of making his activities quite diverse has already started around 1995 in hotels, graphic industry and transportation. It later continued with the development and consolidation of different activities in business consulting, property management and communication. It is thanks to his experience as manager and to his successes in business, that he started to be seen as a sophisticated investor; he helped Burkina Financial (FIB), Burkina Faso’s financial institution that was facing structural difficulties, to recover. Just after few years of management, he came to establish the country’s best financial institution, something which he will later turn it into a Universal Bank: Coris Bank International.
Coris Bank International and a series of achievements
2008 is the beginning of a rich adventure for Mr Idassa as Promoter and CEO of Coris Bank International. Thanks to his vision and efforts, and after his second year in office, he made of it Burkina Faso’s most profitable bank before international groups of banks, established more than 20 years ago. In 2010, he started the construction of the financial group Coris, creating Branch stock brokerage (Coris Bourse) and the Insurance Branch (Coris Assurances). In 2011, the external development strategy and the creation of subsidiaries and branches (under the single license) progressed and got concretised in 2012 with the obtaining approval of Ivory Coast’s first subsidiary.
In addition to his duties as CEO, Mr. Idrissa Nassa is notably Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts of Burkina. He was also made Officer of the National Order in Burkina Faso in 2010. He has to his credit several awards including Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2002 “Global Entrepreneurship” in Canada.