Côte d’Ivoire’s PETROCI appoints Fatoumata M’Balou Sanogo as new CEO

Fatoumata M’Balou Sanogo, former Total Energies well engineering expert, has been appointed to run Côte d’Ivoire’s state-controlled oil firm PETROCI Holding.

The company said in a statement issued Tuesday the board of director made three decisions, including the appointment of F. Sanogo.

She is replacing former CEO Vamissa Bamba, removed from the position. “With her long and rich experience in the oil industry, Fatou Sanogo brings her expertise to Côte d’Ivoire, which is in the midst of developing its oil potential with the latest discoveries in the Baleine field,” the holding said in the statement.

The graduate from UK-based Hult International Business School and Institut national polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny of Yamoussokro, was before her appointment, CEO of Abidjan-based MARINE & OIL SERVICES INTERNATIONAL until June 1st this year.

She also previously worked at ExxonMobil, TotalEnergies, Eni, Halliburton and Schlumberger.

Baleine field reportedly boasts 2 billion barrels of oil and 2.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas. ENI is expected to operate the field.

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