Henry Jacques Ninio

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Henry Jacques Ninio (born 27 October 1935) was the 75th Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide, South Australia. Henry Ninio was born in Cairo on 27 October 1935. He migrated with his family to Adelaide in 1956. He completed his university pharmacy studies in Adelaide. He established the Piaf Perfumery chain and Simes Australia with his business partner Alex Siros.

He served as Councillor in Gray ward on the Adelaide City Council and then Alderman before being elected Lord Mayor in 1993. He also served as the president of Beit Shalom Synagogue in 1983.[1]

The French Government has honoured him for his services to perfumery and the French community of Australia.[1] He has 3 children and 6 grandchildren. His daughter, Jacqueline, is a rabbi at the Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Civic Leaders". History. Adelaide Jewish Museum. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio". Emanuel Synagogue. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Condous
Lord Mayor of Adelaide
1993 – 1997
Succeeded by
Jane Lomax-Smith