Jean Claude Gandur

About Jean Claude Gandur

Birth Day: February 18, 1949
Birth Place: Switzerland
Birth Sign: Pisces
Residence: Switzerland
Alma mater: University of Lausanne and Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Occupation: Businessman
Known for: Former Chairman and CEO of Addax Petroleum

Jean Claude Gandur Net Worth

Jean Claude Gandur was bornon February 18, 1949 in Switzerland. Swiss tycoon held IPO of oil venture Oryx Petroleum in 2013. Toronto-listed company is developing big finds in Iraq's Kurdistan region and drilling for more. Unfortunately the slide in oil prices knocked 50% off Oryx shares in the six months to February 2015. Gandur got his start in oil trading. Later through control of the Addax & Oryx Group he parlayed contacts in Africa into oilfields in Nigeria and a vast network of fuel storage and distribution assets across Sub-Saharan Africa. Was among the very first movers into Iraq. Sold publicly traded Addax Petroleum to Sinopec for $7.3 billion in 2009, but still operates a vast fuel distribution business in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite European parents, Gandur grew up in Egypt and has one of the world's best private collections of Egyptian antiquities. Obsessive collector also has horde of post-War European art, ancient European artifacts, clocks and furniture.
Jean Claude Gandur is a member of Energy

💰 Net worth: $2.1 Billion

2010 $1.9 Billion
2011 $2 Billion
2012 $2 Billion
2013 $2.1 Billion
2014 $2.3 Billion
2015 $2.1 Billion
2018 $2.1 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1949

Jean Claude Gandur was born in Grasse, France in 1949. Gandur studied law and political science at the University of Lausanne and history at Pantheon-Sorbonne University.

2009

Gandur started as an oil trader. He was Chairman and CEO of Addax Petroleum until its takeover by Sinopec Group in August 2009 for $7.3 billion.

2013

His new Toronto-listed oil company Oryx Petroleum held its IPO in 2013, and it is developing large oilfields in Iraqi Kurdistan. As of November 2014, his net worth is $2.3 billion.