Christopher S. Merson

Principal / Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Merson, director of Meridian Development Group, has been active in the real-estate development, investment business in Latin America for over forty-seven years. He has been involved in all phases of development projects from residential, commercial, destination resort hotels and resort condominium development in several countries.

Mr. Merson was instrumental in forming one of the first real estate trusts in Mexico with Banco Nacional de Mexico (Banamex) as a presidential decree in 1970. In turn a thirty year trust was used in 1971 with one of the first resort projects sold through this vehicle to foreigners. During the 1970's, Mr. Merson developed numerous resort properties in Mexico financed through the Group's strong international marketing organization and its offshore financial operation in Bermuda. In the early 70's he was appointed as a principal part of the presidential commission CODIBAC to study and master plan the Baja California Peninsula for future marina and resort development.

 

Mr. Merson has represented large corporate and institutional financing groups for Mexico's investment workouts in the 80's such as Transamerica Corporation and Bank of America. In addition, he was instrumental in the formation as a major stockholder and board member of FMC Agroquimica de Mexico S.R.L. de C.V., one of the top three international agro chemical companies in the world.

Besides owning and managing his own companies, he has actively participated on the board of many international holding companies as well as industrial and financial institutions in Mexico. Mr. Merson was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina as an Anglo/ Argentine, educated in the United States and has lived in South American countries, Mexico, and Spain during the last 45 years.

Mr. Merson is presently resides in Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico.

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