Agricon Global Corporation Announces the Addition of a Board Member and the
Addition of an Advisory Board Member
LEHI, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/13 -- Agricon Global Corporation
(Agricon) (OTCBB: AGRC), announced today the election of Peter Opata
as a new director. Mr. Opata joins James U. Jensen, Rene Mikkelsen,
Soren Jonassen, and Robert Bench on the board, bringing the total
number of directors to five. Agricon also announced that Mr. Allan
Kronborg, will serve on Agricon's Advisory Board and also as a
business consultant to the Company.
Mr. Opata, age 45, graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon in
1996. He joined Lowe and Partners, a global network of agencies that
build great brands, as an Advertising and Marketing Executive in
March 1997. He was responsible for global companies, including BMW,
Barclays Bank, Unilever and Scancom, now MTN. In September 1999, Mr.
Opata moved to Denmark where he attended Aalborg University, and
acquired a Masters Degree in Development Studies and International
Relations. With a great desire to use the new knowledge acquired, he
joined Ghana Foreign Service in October 2002.
Mr Opata's years in the Ghana Foreign Service has helped him acquire
valuable diplomatic experience. He was a member of Ghana's delegation
to the COP 15 Climate summit in Copenhagen in 2009. He was also a
member of Ghana's delegation to the International Working Group (IWG)
on the Ivory Coast Peace Process in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 2006. Peter
Opata has lived in most of the ten regions of Ghana; he speaks
English, French and four Ghanaian languages.
Mr. James U Jensen, Chairman said "We are pleased to have Mr. Opata
join our board. His broad international experience and specifically
his contacts and associations in Ghana, will benefit our company in
many ways. His experience with international politics will also be a
benefit as Agricon seeks to initiate and expands its global
Mr. Kronborg, age 51, was educated in mechanical and energy
engineering. From 1986 through 1997 he served in various senior
management positions in companies with international operations, and
in 1997 formed his own healthcare company. He is an active
entrepreneur with interests and experience in real estate and
starting companies and running their operations in China, Czech
Republic, Lithuania, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. He has recently
taken an interest in the business and growth opportunities in Ghana.
Mr. Robert Bench, President and Director said "We are pleased to have
Mr. Kronborg join the Company; we welcome his wealth of international
business operations and growth to Agricon's operations and expansion
efforts in Ghana. Allan will also support the Company in a business
consulting role, as we seek to expand our operations in Ghana. Allan
is very excited about the economic environment in Ghana and all of
West Africa, he will assist us in finding existing companies for
potential acquisition or joint venture efforts in Ghana.
About Agricon Global Corporation
Agricon is a development stage
smaller reporting public company that recently acquired 3,200
hectares (8,000 acres) with an option to acquire an additional 3,200
hectares in Ghana, West Africa. Agricon will begin to develop the
land to be used for cultivation and production of rotation crops such
as maize (corn), rice, sunflower, soya and canola.
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