It was the party to be seen at during the Cannes Film Festival, where being seen was the whole point. Her husband controls the jeweler, De Grisogono, through a dizzying array of shell companies in Luxembourg, Malta and the Netherlands. But the lavish party was possible only because of the Angolan government. The country is rich in oil and diamonds but hobbled by corruption , with grinding poverty, widespread illiteracy and a high infant mortality rate. Today, it faces a total loss. Now, a trove of more than , documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and shared with The New York Times, shows how a global network of consultants, lawyers, bankers and accountants helped her amass that fortune and park it abroad. The empire she and her husband built stretches from Hong Kong to the United States, comprising over companies and subsidiaries. Among the businesses was the Swiss jewelry company, which records and interviews reveal was led by a team recruited from Boston Consulting. They ran it into the ground. Under their watch, millions of dollars in Angolan state funds helped finance the annual parties on the French Riviera.
The Angolan Government has, since , been trying to prosecute Isabel dos Santos for past corruption crimes that may have led to Angola's ongoing recession crisis. However, she remains in exile in Portugal. She studied electrical engineering  at King's College in London. In the past 20 years dos Santos has held management positions in a number of companies listed on European stock exchanges. Dos Santos returned from London in the early s to join her father in Luanda and started working as a project manager engineer for Urbana , a subsidiary of Jembas Group, that had won a contract to clean and disinfect the city. The widespread use of walkie-talkie technology paved the way for her subsequent foray into telecoms. Over nearly 20 years she expanded her business interests, leading to the creation of several holdings, in Angola and mostly abroad, making substantial investments in high-profile entreprises, especially in Portugal.
It is the first bank in both the Philippines and Southeast Asia. It provided credit to the National Treasury and printed and issued the Philippine peso fuerte , a precursor to today's Philippine peso. It was the first government bank in the Philippines and the third Philippine bank during the Spanish era. They were originally called Philippine peso fuerte PF , or "strong pesos". First printed on May 1, , they were redeemable at face value for gold or silver Mexican coins. The first deposit with the bank was also done on that day by a man named Fulgencio Barrera. Three days later, a Chinese man named Tadian became the first borrowing client of the bank after the bank discounted to him a promissory note amounting to ten thousand pesos fuertes.
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