Mining & Agriculture – Advisory Board
Hans has over 30 years of experience in new business start-up, development, and successful operations primarily in the areas of mining and agriculture in Africa. He currently serves as a Director of MEAH Global and successfully closed various energy, agriculture and water sector projects in Africa and mining in West Africa. Prior to his work with MEAH, Hans was a Director of Redemptive Resources, LTD and successfully guided the investments in the mineral business in Sierra Leone. He excelled in developing relationships with the local chiefs thus he was able to secure and successfully mine mineral rights to alluvial gold deposits in the Nimini Hills and the Gori Hills, along with a diamond deposit in Bakidu.While in the USA during the rainy season in Sierra Leone, Hans received his organic certification to grow organic vegetables in greenhouses. At the same time, he developed an indoor growing system utilizing a new LED grow light technology impervious to climate as a prototype that is scalable to help assist cities and emerging nations in providing healthy food to their people. Currently, He is able to grow 4,500 head of lettuce or other leafy green per annum in a 4-foot by 10-foot space. This unique system is highly scalable and projections are to grow 5,000 head of lettuce per day. Hans has extensive experience in Real Estate development as he has successfully completed numerous projects with dollar amounts exceeding $20,000,000.
Mr. Waldron completed his bachelor’s degree in corporate finance from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He serves as Chief Financial Officer to Bridges To Common Ground and Trac5, a set of nonprofit organizations dedicated to Semitic linguistic common ground research and peacemaking. Mr. Waldron has over 9 years of small business and investment management experience to include real estate, equities, options, and commodities. He has a breadth of business acumen ranging from nonprofit and small business management to technical investment analysis and market research.Mr. Waldron has managed highly complex international projects that involve Muslim/Christian conflict resolution, hostage releases, academic research, publications, and multi-sector project collaboration initiatives, primarily in the Middle-East and Africa. These efforts have required an emphasis on highly-sensitive communications with political, religious and business leaders, all of which have afforded Mr. Waldron a strength for writing, communication, and strategy. Mr. Waldron’s management experience ranges from all facets of “big picture” and day-to-day operations. Among other things, Mr. Waldron has multi-sector experience with precious metal asset management, insurance, annuities, and executive-level staff augmentation.
Legal, Commodities, & FinTech – Advisory Board
James Falvey is a Specialist in commodities, derivatives and FinTech/RegTech, including Dodd-Frank. He works with commodity exchanges, futures commission merchants/broker dealers, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, swap dealers, CCPs, and investment advisers. Jim has worked with various regulators throughout the world, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (US), the Securities & Exchange Commission (US), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (US), European Securities & Markets Authority (EU), the Financial Conduct Authority (UK), among others. Jim has served as General Counsel at the Intercontinental Exchange (“ICE”)(owners the New York Stock Exchange), EurexUS, RJ O’Brien and Green Key Technologies. He also previously was CAO for the U.S. Futures Exchange. Jim has as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, Law Clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Richard Enslen and appointed member of the Technology Advisory Committee for the CFTC. Jim has taught commodity and derivatives courses at the Chicago Kent School of Law and a commodity market course at Penn State University. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA/Government; Georgetown University Law Center with a JD; and Northwestern/Kellogg School of Management with an MBA.
Legal Counsel – International
Mohamed Abdeen’s started his legal practice immediately following his graduation from the University of Khartoum in 2002. His practice has been strengthened by the frequent employment of in house counsel for several major companies with a concentration in corporate law, civil and criminal litigation, intellectual property, food industry, international business transactions, and agribusiness and infrastructure projects.Mr. Abdeen started out as a transactional and dispute resolution lawyer, but he now specializes in advisory work and procurement strategies for projects, construction, engineering, and mining sectors. Mr. Abdeen has been working closely with several leading developers, mine owners, contractors and consultant engineers fro various purposes including assisting them with risk management strategies and bespoke training programs. He regularly advises on all the main standard forms of contract used in the construction industry and is currently dealing with cases involving FIDIC, NEC, EPC and EPCM contracts. Mr. Abdeen’s dispute resolution work includes mediation, adjudication, arbitration, and litigation. Mr. Abdeen is a member of the largest legal network in the world, Prae Legal. This network of alliances offers the clients a single-window service provider to deal with all kind of matters across the world under one umbrella.
Fundraising Executive – Advisory Board
Phil Sheldon is the Board Chairman of Survivors And Victims Empowered where he has been raising millions of dollars a year since 1996 to help prevent the criminal neglect and physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children and to help survivors of these childhood traumas in the recovery process. The organization’s goal is to join with other organizations in both the public and private sectors to stop the abuse of children and remedy the damage caused by this abuse.Mr. Sheldon is also an angel investor in several successful businesses, including Let’s Talk Interactive (LTI), Health Kiosks, Diener Consultants, and iGive, and a patent holder for various laster satellite communication technology. Mr. Sheldon graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1983 with an AB in Political Science and has remained active in political and religious affairs ever since.
Int Business Alliances – Advisory Board
Hassan Wali is a French and Sudanese citizen who specializes in large-scale renewable energy projects with the Sudanese government. Mr. Wali is the owner of a large Sudanese land concession, has an alliance with GSI (U.S.A), and is a partner of GSI Mining (Sudan).Mr. Wali has a deep connection with many tribal leaders in Sudan and uses his sociological and linguistic studies from his time at Lyon2 University to help build relationships with tribes and villages across the country. Mr. Wali, alongside GSI, consults with the Sudanese on how we can build infrastructure, jobs, and sustainability in their communities through mining, processing, and refining projects.