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Biography of Abbas JABER

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Born on 18/06/1958 (format : day/month/year)

Biography :

Abbas Jaber born in the town of Thiès in Sénégal on 18 June 1958 with Lebanese parents. Abbas Jaber left Senegal in 1984. Prior to that having studied at the University of Dakar. 

Today he is the managing director of the Advens Group, working alongside his brother Mazen, they handle the export of prime food stuffs such as sugar, flour, wheat which they buy on the open markets in Africa. His company is one of the leading European Trading companies in the agro-alimentary buisness.

Started in 1988, Jaber Negoce became Advens in 2004 and bought SUNEOR (ex Sonacos - Senegal) in 2005 and has thus reinforced its activity in the groundnut industry. As a major player in this field Advens has become a major player in the Senegalese economy both in terms of revenue and food production.

He is a keen collector of 19th and 20th Century African Art, and a keen amateur pilot.

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Last update : 01/07/2009

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