Abeles, Sir Peter

Abeles, Sir Peter
▪ 2000

      Hungarian-born Australian business executive who immigrated to Australia in 1949 and soon after cofounded Alltrans Pty Ltd., a small transport company with two trucks; by 1999 Alltrans had merged with or taken over several other firms, and the resulting multinational corporation, TNT Ltd., had transportation operations in at least 180 countries. Abeles was knighted in 1972, appointed to the board of the Australian Reserve Bank in 1984, named Australian of the Year in 1987, and made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1991 (b. April 25, 1924, Vienna, Austria—d. June 25, 1999, Sydney, Australia).

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