Country: Guyana Industry: Financial Services & Business Management Niche: Established Businesses
Abbelle Johanna Bakr was born in Georgetown, Guyana which is on the Continent of South America to parents Rita and Abu Bakr. At the age of six (6) years old she moved to the Bronx, New York where she attended Our Lady of Angels Catholic School. Outgoing and athletic, Abbelle played basketball, softball and held many school positions including honor society. At age 13, Abbelle and her mother moved to New Jersey where she attended St Vincent’s Academy and Clifford J. Scott High School. During these years Abbelle enjoyed writing short stories, poems, competing in track and field and participating in various clubs to include: modeling and science clubs.
An aspiring Doctor, Abbelle began as a pre-med major, however changed her major in sophomore college year to Psychology and Education. This was mainly due to her fascination of human behavior and after recently giving birth to her first daughter, a desire to educate and mold young people. Abbelle attained her B.A. in Education and Psychology from Rutgers University in 1997. Abbelle continued in the field of Education, working with young children and counseling disadvantaged youth in her neighborhood. After being promoted to School Director, Abbelle went back to the University and became certified in Accounting and Business Management. All of this led to the journey or path that she continues to pursue today. Abbelle currently works in the field of Financial Management and Consulting. Since moving to St. Croix in 2002 with her family to include her two daughters Che’na and Adynah , Abbelle has pursued a career as an Entrepreneur and is currently the owner and operator of IBCVI &Co., a Financial and Business Management Company. She is also the founder of Integrity Women In Business Center, Inc., a non- profit organization that supports local women, women-owned and/or disadvantaged businesses. The organization supports its local community by offering seminars and workshops, technical assistance and other outreach services.
"IBCVI's Mission is to assist in the transformation of lives by providing our customers with strategic financial management tools, services and necessary resources; while encouraging our community in building generational wealth."
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