Jabbour Holding Group has evolved from humble beginnings to become one of Australia’s most diverse companies. Reflecting the broader interests of the Chairman, Mr Roland Jabbour, many of the group’s subsidiary companies maintain a focus on the Arab world, and more specifically on enhancing economic, educational and trade links between Australia and the Arab region.
The group brings together expansive travel and tourism , international education, construction and property development and investment businesses all focused on providing exceptional outcomes for clients and stakeholders.
Jabbour Holding Group employs highly skilled staff in Australia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, Iran, Libya, and Kuwait. This transnational presence enables the company to respond quickly to the changing nature of commercial opportunities in Australia and the Arab region.
Jabbour Holding Group reflects a long-standing affinity for cross-cultural exchange and a sincere and tested commitment to participating, facilitating and assisting in the growth and expansion of the very best of Australian enterprise both at home and abroad.
Roland Jabbour, Esq, JP is the founding chairman of the Jabbour Holdings Group, Mr Jabbour has a long history in strengthening Australian-Arab relations with an extensive background in facilitating high-level relationships across education, government and economic sectors.
Over the years, Mr Jabbour has been at the forefront of Australia’s emergent and important relationship with the Arab world. This aspect of his public contribution has included leadership positions in federal bodies such as the Council for Australian Arab Relations (CAAR) and the Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI). In 1992, Mr Jabbour’ s commitment to enhancing knowledge and cross-cultural communication also inspired him to found the peak community body, the Australian Arabic Council (AAC).
Mr Jabbour’s four decade career in commercial and public life has included honours such as the Australian Medal for the Centenary of Federation of Australia for Service to the Australian Community and his nomination for Australian of the Year (2004).
Integrity, a determination to succeed and the desire to enhance Australian access to, and understanding of, the Arab region have informed Mr Jabbour’s public life and are the values which underpin the philosophy of the Jabbour Holdings Group.
Roland Jabbour CV
- Chairman of the Jabbour Holding Group of Companies
- Chairman of the Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI).Vic
- Founding and current director of the Australia Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ALCCI)
- Founding and current director of the Australia Oman Business Council (AOBC)
Founding and current Chairman of the Australian Arabic Council (AAC)
- Former Vice Chairman of the Council for Australian Arab Relations, (CAAR) Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Appointed on the recommendation of the Governor General as a Justice of the Peace for the State of Victoria.
- Admitted in 1991 as a member of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices
- Founding Chairman of the Darebin Ethnic Communities Council
- A founding member of the former Victorian Government Joint-Arabic Standing Committee on Educational Cooperation
- An appointed board Member for the Victorian Police and Community Multicultural Advisory Council (PACMAC)
- Appointed as a board member of the La Trobe University Centre for Dialogue
- Served as a member of the (Ismaa) reference group ,National consultations on eliminating prejudice against Arabs and Muslims in Australia (An Australian Human rights and equal opportunities commission project)
Australian Medal for the centenary of federation of Australia, awarded on behalf of the Governor General & the Commonwealth of Australia, for service to the Australian Community
- Certificate of appreciation awarded by the Premier of Victoria in recognition of voluntary service to the community, (2001)
- Finalist for the Australian Ethnic Business awards, (2009)
Nominated for the Australian of the Year award, (2004)