Karim Kisrwani

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December 31, 2009
Karim Kisrwani arrived in Australia in 1957.He Began working in a factory then commenced importing goods from Lebanon. In 1969 opened his travel agency in which he located a Westpac Bank Branch, and was appointed as the first volunteered interpreter in Western Sydney. He is one of the founders of the Australian Lebanese Cultural Association, and received its first worldwide recognition Medal for his services. He played a vital role in establishing the Australian Lebanese Migration Committee in 1975, Australian Lebanese Medical Mission in 1976, Australian Lebanese trade Chamber, The World Maronite Society in Australia, the Maronite society in Australia, Friends of Lebanon Society in Australia which honored Australian ex-servicemen who served in Lebanon during World War Two, The Australian Christian Assembly, Auxilia's branch in Australia, the Arabic radio station ABS where he is its Chairman. He was also a member of the Fund Raising Committee for the Westmead new Children Hospital. He exported meat and medicine to Arab countries and currently runs his construction company. Recently, he has been appointed as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Australian College of Technology. Karim has served and assisted hundreds of Australian Lebanese in many ways, and continues to do so.

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