Top Gambian business tycoon dies in Beirut blast

Aug 6, 2020, 10:00 AM

A prominent Gambian business tycoon, George S. Madi, the chairman and managing director of S Madi, passed away on Tuesday 4 August 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon, The Point has learned. He was 77.

His company, Shyben Madi, has and is playing a key role in Gambia’s economy by providing regular basic commodities, soul representative of Japanese cars: Nissan, Suzuki and Yamaha.

His company used to contribute to the health sector and wrestling as well.

Late Madi was a Japanese honourary consul.

He was awarded in 2019 by the government of Japan in recognition of his efforts in improving the cordial relations between The Gambia and Japan.