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PRESS RELEASE - DEATH OF JOSEPH KADJI DEFOSSO

The KADJI DEFOSSO family regrets to announce the death of the industrialist and businessman Joseph KADJI DEFOSSO, who died on August 23, 2018 in South Africa at the age of 95, following an illness.

Born around 1923 in Bana in western Cameroon, Joseph KADJI DEFOSSO left his native village to start a business. He began in DOUALA with the sale of food products, equipment and office supplies. He later invested in the promotion of cinemas throughout Cameroon, including the legendary capitol hall in YAOUNDE in 1964.

In 1972 he started the brewery business by creating Union Camerounaise de Brasseries (UCB), producers of King Beer, Kadji Beer, K44 and special soft drinks.

In 1995, he founded the Kadji Sports Academy (KSA).

His group set up in 1960 went into the field of production of plastics (POLYPLAST), in the flour mill (SCC – Société des Céréales du Cameroun, insurance (AGC – Assurance Générale du Cameroun).

Joseph KADJI DEFOSSO was also active in the real estate sector with the KADJI SQUARE and the CAURIS, HIBISCUS and BAOBAB buildings.

In order to encourage excellence and promote education, Joseph KADJI DEFOSSO created the Fu'a Toula Kadji Defosso Foundation.

Raised to the Dignity of Grand Officer of the Order of Value, Joseph KADJI DEFOSSO died at the age of 95 following an illness leaving inconsolable many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The funeral program will be communicated later.

 THE KADJI DEFOSSO FAMILY

 

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