Sir Arvi Parbo, Estonian-born Australian businessman, Died at 93

Sir Arvi Hillar Parbo was born on February 10, 1926, in Tallinn, Estonia and died on May 1, 2019.

He was a business executive.

Sir Parbo recently served as the chairman of three of Australia’s largest companies.

He joined Western Mining Corporation in 1956 and throughout the following 12 years held the places of Underground Surveyor, Underground Manager, Technical Assistant to the Managing Director, and Deputy General Superintendent.

He has delegated General Manager in 1968 and turned into a Director in 1970.

He was selected Deputy Managing Director in 1971 and progressed toward becoming Managing Director around the same time.

During 1977, the Arvi Parbo Medal was granted to a building understudy from the University of Adelaide out of the blue.

Starting at 2017, the Sir Arvi Parbo Medal is granted yearly, in the organization with Engineers Australia.

In the New Year Honors of 1978, Arvi Parbo was named a Knight Bachelor for his administration to industry.[3]

In 1986, he surrendered his Managing Director position at WMC and turned into the organization’s Executive Chairman.

Sir Arvi was Chairman of Alcoa of Australia from 1978 to 1996, Chairman of Munich Reinsurance Company of Australia from 1984 to 1998 and Chairman of Zurich Australian Insurance bunch from 1985 to 1998.

Arvi Parbo was named a Director of the Aluminum Company of America from 1980 to 1998, Hoechst Australian Investments from 1981 to 1997, Chase AMP Bank from 1985 to 1991 and Sara Lee Corporation from 1991 to 1998.

In June 1993 he was elected a Companion of the Order of Australia and had his picture painted by the craftsman, William Dargie.

The work is in the gathering of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

He was a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE).

Arvi Parbo was the ATSE’s President from 1995-1997.

Arvi Parbo was accepted Fellow of the Royal Society of Victoria (FRSV) in 1997.

Sir Arvi Parbo passed away at 93 years old.