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Arvi Parbo

Australian business executive

Sir Arvi Hillar Parbo AC FTSE (10 February 1926 – 1 May 2019) was an Estonian-born Australian business executive. He was the chairman of three of Australia's largest companies at the same time. Parbo was born in Tallinn, Estonia. [1]

Parbo joined Western Mining Corporation in 1956 and over the next 12 years held the positions of Underground Surveyor, Underground Manager, Technical Assistant to the Managing Director, and Deputy General Superintendent. He was appointed General Manager in 1968 and became a Director in 1970. In 1974, Parbo was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of Western Mining Corporation.

Parbo died in Melbourne on 1 May 2019, aged 93.[2]

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  1. "Sir Arvi Parbo". wasma.com.au. WA School of Mines Alumni (WASMA). Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  2. Evans, Nick; Garvey, Paul (1 May 2019). "Mining industry giant Sir Arvi Parbo dies, aged 93". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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