The Bigio family settled in Haiti in 1896 and has always been involved in commercial activities from the outset.
The first family operation – Founded by Isaac Jacques Bigio (1870 – 1942) – was the establishment of a cotton gin house to supply the garment factories back in Manchester, England.
With the addition of new members, the family quickly involved itself in both local and export trade of commodities such as campeachy wood, coffee, cacao and others.
Although the Bigio family is originally from Livorno, Italy, our Chairman’s father – Charles Shalom Bigio (1906 – 1968) – arrived to Haiti via Aleppo, Syria. Aleppo at the time was a very important commercial center for Jewish families trading commodities between the Far East and Europe.
What is today known as the GB Group was born in 1972 when our Chairman, Gilbert Bigio, took the decision to leave the historical commercial activities of the family to pursue his own visions and dreams.
Since then, through tireless effort and the unwavering
belief that the impossible is in fact possible,
the GB Group has evolved into what it is today.