Officers and Directors
Jorge Oteo, President, Director
A native of Mexico City, Mr. Jorge Oteo has dual Mexican/U.S. citizenship, is bilingual in Spanish/English and understands and interacts very well in the Latin American business culture. He has extensive international experience as a business development executive, including having recently promoted and sold a Mexican copper mining project to China Minmetals Corp., one of the world’s largest metals traders. His positions include International Commercial Officer for United Bank of Denver, VP and Branch Manager for Rothschild Financial Corporation of Denver, and Sr. V.P. and Business Development Director for American International Depository & Trust, Denver. Mr. Oteo has raised over $12 million in private capital for startup companies, and managed the purchase of 30,000 acres in Mexico, during which time he secured a financial partnership of $1,000,000 with the Mexican government. As the founder and President of Prizma Industries, Denver, he managed a staff of 60 and negotiated over $7 million in equipment purchases in Germany, Mexico, and the U.S. Mr. Oteo is a Director of the non-profit Emergency Family Assistance Association in Boulder. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Christopher F. Knud-Hansen, Senior Scientist, Director
Dr. Chris Knud-Hansen brings to BioGreen scientific and real-world expertise in the beneficial use of clinoptilolite zeolites for both agricultural and aquatic applications. Dr. Knud-Hansen is a limnologist (freshwater ecologist) and recognized expert in nutrient management in aquatic systems, bio-statistics and experimental design, water quality analysis, and warm-water aquaculture. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles, one book, and has presented original research at international scientific conferences since 1982. Research interests have included the use of natural zeolites for aquaculture and agriculture applications. Dr. Knud-Hansen is a former Director and past president of the Colorado Lake and Reservoir Management Association, a former Regional Director for the North American Lake Management Society, and is a Certified Lake Manager. He has served on the faculty of the National University of El Salvador (with the Peace Corps), Michigan State University, the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand) and the University of Colorado, Boulder. His formal education includes a B.A. degree in Biology from Gettysburg College, a M.S.P.H. degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. degree in Limnology/Ecology from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Jan Krason, Senior Advisor
Dr. Krason is recognized as one of the world experts on natural zeolites. Dr. Krason founded GeoExplorers International, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, in 1974. GeoExplorers is a highly professional, internationally renowned consulting firm serving corporations, institutions, investors, and international governments and organizations. Dr. Krason was the discoverer of the Mexican zeolite deposits now owned by BioGreen Technologies, Inc. Dr. Krason graduated from the University of Wroclaw, Poland with both a Master of Science and a Ph.D. degree in Geology. He worked at the university as a research scientist and associate professor from 1956-1966. Dr. Krason has been a project geologist in Egypt, and served as an expert and advisor to the Kingdom of Libya. He has over 50 years of worldwide professional experience in over 70 countries and has authored and co-authored over 100 scientific publications.
Manuel Lozano, Mining Engineer
Mr. Manuel Lozano is BioGreen’s Mexico-based mining engineer. After graduating from Univeridad Autonoma de Zacatecas, School of Mines in 1977, Mr. Lozano worked throughout Mexico for various exploration and production companies, including Exporaciones y Minas SA de CV of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and Mexico Compania Industrial de Zacatecas of Zacatecas, Mexico. Mr. Lozano taught mining engineering at his alma mater for ten years before becoming a full-time mining consultant from 1995 to present. Lozano has provided consulting and surveying for BioGreen at the Eva concession.
Jesus Ayax Alba Pasco, Senior Geologist
Jesus Alba has been the founding partner and General Director of the mining consulting firm of Adminas, S.A. de C.V. since 1997 and has worked extensively for many years with BioGreen’s President, Jorge Oteo. A graduate in Geological Engineering from Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico, D.F., “Ayax” is very well known and widely respected for his expertise with various minerals and his past employment with numerous US oil and mineral companies, including Phelps Dodge and Anglo-American. In addition, Mr. Alba has taught geological engineering at his alma mater.