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Profile: Reuven Bigio

 
  

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January 1, 2004      Haiti Coup

       Seventy wealthy Haitians and Haitian-Americans officially launch Haiti's first investment bank, PromoCapital. The bank, a 50/50 joint-venture between Haitian and US shareholders, consists of two institutions: PromoCapital Haiti, SA—incorporated in Haiti as a “Soci?t? Financi?re de D?veloppement” —and PromoCapital USA, Inc,—a corporation registered in the state of Delaware. [PromoCapital Press Release, 4/2/2004; USA Today, 4/29/2004] The bank's headquarters are in Petionville, Haiti with representative offices in Washington DC and Aventura, Florida. [PromoCapital Press Release, 4/2/2004; USA Today, 4/29/2004] Its founder, Dumarsais Sim?us, who owns a large food-processing business in Texas, says the bank's investors hope to see annual returns on their investment in the mid- or high teens. He is also the chair of PromoCapital USA. Henri Deschamps, a prominent Port-au-Prince printing and media executive, is the chairman of PromoCapital Haiti. [PromoCapital Press Release, 4/2/2004; USA Today, 4/29/2004] Of the 70 names included on the list of PromoCapital shareholders, nine—Frederic Madsen, Gilbert Bigio, Gregory Brandt, Marc-Antoine Acra, Monique Bigio, Olivier Acra, Ronald Georges, Reuven Bigi, and Sebastien Acra—appear on a US Treasury Department list of people and organizations whose assets had been blocked by the US Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control under the Clinton Administration, until 1994. [Sources: Office of Foreign Assets Control Listing of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Entities since December 7, 1993] And one of them, Hans Tippenhauer, had told The Washington Post on February 23 that the Haitians had enthusiastically greeted the paramilitary rebel forces as “freedom fighters.” [The Washington Post, 2/24/2004]
People and organizations involved: Yael Bigio-Garoute, Yves Joseph, Vanessa Dickey, The Simeus Foundation, Joseph Baptiste, Serge Pinard, Steeve Handal, Jean-Marie Wolff, Jean-Pierre Saint-Victor, Jean-Robert Vertus, Jerry Tardieu, Joelle Coupaud, Jean-Henry C?ant, Josseline Colimon-F?thi?re, Jon Robertson, Jacques Deschamps Fils, Herve Francois, Henry Paul, Gilbert Bigio, Gerd Pasquet, Georges J. Casimir, Julio Bateau, Gregory Brandt, Harriet Michel, Hans Tippenhauer, Henri Deschamps, Hendrik Verwaay, Kimberly Simeus, Laurent Pierre-Philippe, R?gynald Heurtelou, Ronald Georges, Rudolph Berrou, Rudolph Moise, Reuven Bigio, Reginald Villard, Serge Parisien, Sebastien Acra, Patrick Tardieu, Patrick Moynihan, Patrick Delatour, May Parisien, Marc-Antoine Acra, Magdalah Silva, Laurence Bigio, Michael Gay Sr., Nadege Tippenhauer, Monique Bigio, Patrice Backer, Olivier Acra, Gabrielle Alexis, Esq., Gary Jean-Baptiste, Axan Abellard, PromoCapital, Fritz Fougy, Albert Levy, Carlet Auguste, Caroline Racine, Emile Corneille, Elda James, Esq., Florence Bellande Robertson, Elisabeth Delatour, Frantz Bourget, Emmanuel Francois, Dumarsais M. Sim?us, Frederic Madsen, Daniel Rouzier, Fred Tony, Dimy Doresca, Daniel Silva, Daniele Jean-Pierre, Esq.  Additional Info 
          

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