Orgaman Group

The Orgaman Group (French: Groupe Orgaman) is a food production and distribution company based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[3]

Orgaman Group
TypePrivate
Founded1931
HeadquartersAvenue Lt-Colonel Lukusa, ,
Key people
Jean-Claude Damseaux (CEO)
Revenue100 million Euro (2013)[1]
Number of employees
2,932 (2010)[2]

OwnershipEdit

The Orgaman Group is owned by the Damseaux family of Belgium.[1] Its chief executive officer is Jean-Claude Damseaux.[4]

HistoryEdit

The Orgaman Group was founded in 1931 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, then known as the Belgian Congo.[4] It grew during World War II, as the DRC was cut off from Europe.[2] By 1961, the company was passed on to the founder's son, William Damseaux.[2] It was the main meat-processing and distribution company in the DRC in the 1970s and 1980s.[5]

In recent years, Congolese businessman Albert Yuma Mulimbi tried to purchase it, but he was put off by the Damseaux's asking price.[5] By 2013, the company had an annual revenue of 100 million Euro.[1] In 2014, the company shut down two frozen food distribution subsidiaries, Transmac and Mampeza, due to increased tariffs.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Le Bec, Christophe (August 12, 2013). "Les Belges au Congo : prospères dynasties d'affaires". Jeune Afrique. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Cros, Marie-France (June 30, 2010). ""Tu sais lire et écrire, alors travaille"". La Libre Belgique. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "Company Overview of Groupe Orgaman". Bloomberg. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Ballong, Stéphane (May 27, 2014). "RD Congo : le ras-le-bol fiscal des patrons". Jeune Afrique. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Le Bec, Christophe (May 31, 2015). "Portrait : Albert Yuma Mulimbi, l'hyperactif". Jeune Afrique. Retrieved December 23, 2016.