Fish and Meat Protein Production
Fruits and Vegetable Production
Value-Addition and Distribution
Farm Management and Development
Consulting and Systemic Training
Green Energy Applications
Founder & CEO
Mr. Mbaezue has three decades of experience with infrastructure planning, design, construction management, and real estate development amounting to over $2.5 Billion in construction cost, including USAID and World Bank funded projects.He is involved in public-private business partnerships for international development initiatives on multiple countries in Africa and the U.S. Consultant to Local, State and Federal Government agencies in the U.S. and for State and Federal Government agencies in several African countries, he led a $1.3 Trillion, 35-yr Social Infrastructure Master Plan. Sectors include farm estate development, public works, agriculture, construction, oil & gas, and telecom.
Nony Mbaezue is a seasoned business leader and has professionally practiced in the USA and Africa for over 30 years, both in the private and public sectors, including farmland development, public works, agriculture, construction, oil & gas, and telecommunications. He is adept at developing and leading project planning, design and implementation teams and manages varied client relations successfully. In 1992, he acquired controlling interest in a 21-year-old architecture/engineering consulting firm, AIM Partners, PLC, and has grown the firm to perform multi-million-dollar design and construction projects on an international basis, working in association with affiliate firms. He re-organized AIM Partners into a design-build firm, AIMM-KSGW Partners LLC, in 2016 and re-tooled its affiliate firm, The McMeadoy Group Ltd., providing CM and EPC services. He has implemented large infrastructure projects in joint venture or major subcontract teaming relationships with mid-sized firms and with Fortune 500 Companies. Mr. Mbaezue brings his in-depth knowledge of international development, farm infrastructure & facilities construction, and African trade & shipping to bear on Century Green’s agribusiness ventures. Mr. Mbaezue holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in engineering, construction, and executive management from Texas Southern University, Texas A&M University, and Georgia State University, respectively. He will serve as Chair/CEO until Century Green employs a suitable replacement for him.
Esendugue Greg Fonsah
Esendugue Greg. Fonsah is a veteran agriculture entrepreneur and professor with over three decades of experience in agribusiness matters, including farm management, agricultural production, marketing, trade, and the fresh food industry policy. Nicknamed “The Banana-Man” due to his decades of experience serving in various corporate executive positions with Multinational Banana Companies, he has also provided services to small and limited resource farmers worldwide. Held executive positions with Aloha Farms Inc. Hawaii USA, Lapanday Foods Corporation (Philippines), Del Monte Fresh Produce International, Cameroon (Senior Project Manager and Global Quality Assurance Coordinator)
He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, MBA, and Ph.D. As a Professor of Agriculture and Applied Economics, he has written extensively, with over 665 publications (scientific journals, books, book chapters, etc.), and given over three hundred presentations the world over. Prof Fonsah has won five dozen awards, recognitions, and achievements in the past 20 years at UGA, amongst them, the 2020 and 2014 Senior Scientist Award of Excellence in Extension; the 2009 Sigma Xi Award for Creative Research, and the 2006 United States President’s Volunteer Service Award for dedicating at least two years or 4,000 hours to serve others at home and abroad, from President George W. Bush. His goal is to share his experiences by empowering the future generation of Youths in Africa and around the world, to become better leaders, scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs, and citizens. Hence, Prof Fonsah will resume a Chief Operating Officer position for projects implementation as necessary.
SVP – Sales and Marketing
Successful entrepreneur specializing in food value addition, international distribution and logistics, investments, and operations; brings over 45 years of experience in global sales, marketing, and new product launches. Mr. Guidry is a Wholesaler, Marketing Consultant and Certified Bulk Commodity supplier to USDA AMS & USAID Feeding Programs. He Built the #1 U.S. Food Distribution Company in Armenia, increased annual revenue by $10 million, and achieved the #1 market share for U.S. Eggs in the Middle East by utilizing the U.S. Export Subsidy Program. His United States Federal contract performance exceeds $ 152 Million.
Peter Guidry has over three decades of experience in global sales, marketing, and entrepreneur product launches and has expertise in new market development, with an established record in reaching business objectives. At Hidden Villa Ranch Fullerton, CA, where he served as Director, New Business Development, he created sales channels in Armenia, Bahrain, Dubai, Hong Kong, Oman, Philippines, Kuwait, American Samoa, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. As CEO of Guidry Liaison International, he sells processed food to the US government and is a Certified Bulk Commodity supplier to USDA AMS & USAID Feeding Programs.
Mr. Guidry brings exceptional business acuity to the Century Green Consortium where he champions new market entry and strategic business alliance. He has created a strong supply chain and product off-take capacity for CGC and coordinates sourcing of farm and food processing inputs and manages logistics and sales channels. He earned a BBA from California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA and MBA from Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA.
SVP – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Patience, Perseverance & Synergy are the cornerstones of Tim McNany's philosophy to success as a principal of Alastar Advisory Group, LLC. Tim brings a wealth of leadership experience to the Century Green Consortium. A celebrated business community leader, he received the 2016 “Ambassador of The Year” award from the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This devotion to helping others succeed is a cornerstone of his professional reputation among the clients he serves. Tim maintains a working relationship with twenty alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program, some of whom have become beneficiaries of the Century Green program in Africa. He believes partnering with such smart, visionary young leaders is key to unlocking Africa’s potential to create a better future.
As a member of the MCAI-NY Executive Team, Tim assisted in establishing the first ever documentary film festival held on the 60th Anniversary of The United Nations, a 3-day event showcasing 150 films addressing the original 8 millennium goals to be resolved by 2015. After a decade of serving clients in commercial real estate Tim turned his talent and time to pursue his passion – Media Arts. His work has since appeared in National Geographic World. He was inducted into the “Who’s Who in American Art” and more. Tim has several successful documentaries to his credit including “Lift Every Voice,” a film Tim co-produced that was featured by Human Rights Watch International in NYC. He has earned degrees from Boston University in psychology and Center for The Media Arts, New York City. Tim was also a student of biology and life sciences having studied the Morphology of lower plants to Cultural Anthropology.
Tim has forged relationships with strategic partners nationally & internationally by providing business owners with custom tailored solutions that increase sales. He is adept at reducing costs and utilizing existing client relationships to generate new revenue streams.
EVP – INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING
Mr. Eduardo Bacolod is a development planning professional engaged in agriculture and forestry, infrastructure and housing, cooperatives, transportation, small-scale farming, alternative energy, and education. He has gained proficiency in agriculture and agribusiness from development projects funded by the World Bank, the European Union, the Asian Development Bank, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, the USAID, and the Government of the Netherlands while employed with three national government agencies in the Philippines and as a consultant for development projects. Commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in preparing the national agriculture development policy of Fiji, he further served as investment consultant for the detailed implementation plan of the Fiji 2020 Agriculture Sector Policy Agenda.
Mr. Bacolod proposed fund generation program for commercial capital investment and bilateral development, including the framework plan for the establishment of the Fiji 2020 Agriculture Investment Fund. Mr. Bacolod brings to Century Green his expertise in integrated agro-industrial development, bioenergy and food parks development, alternative energy, industrial greenhouse, and agroforestry. He supports research, funding negotiation, and project management with clients in the US and in African countries. Based on his years of previous experience, he has compiled and honed business models that resulted in the publication of books entitled Modernizing Philippine Agriculture, Model Farms for Agricultural Modernization, and Model Agro-Industrial Infrastructure Systems. Mr. Bacolod earned a Master of Science in Social Development Planning and Management from University of Wales Swansea, Wales, a Diploma in Project Management and Programme Administration from Management for Development Foundation, Ede, The Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from University of the Philippines Los Baños Laguna, Philippines etc.
MS. PAULA THOMAS
Ms. Paula Thomas is a business and project management professional with excellent skills and experience garnered from Program Management, Commercial Banking, and IT Software Enterprise management. She is adept at fostering innovation and business growth. Her experience in project management and administration in the banking and IT sectors in Africa and in the US Healthcare sector is of great benefit to Century Green’s investment and project delivery system. As Investment Manager, she leads our business analysts, develops program/project management systems, and implements financial management and A/R staff supervision. Proficient project delivery and good return on investment has been the hallmark of her career. Ms. Thomas earned a Master of Science Project Management from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK, MBA Marketing from Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT), Diploma in Business Studies from ESUT Business School, and Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Imo State University, Nigeria.
Mr. John Parkerson serves as corporate counsel for Century Green Consortium. Mr. Parkerson is an international business attorney at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in Atlanta; and he is Adjunct Professor at Emory Law School and the Scheller College of Business at GA Tech. His law practice focuses on cross-border business and related corporate and commercial transactions; international compliance; export/import; international aviation; sustainable airport area development; and governmental affairs. Parkerson was an international attorney in Delta Air Lines’ Law Department from 1993-2008. Before Delta, he served as a Judge Advocate General (“JAG”) Army officer in a variety of international law assignments.
Parkerson also serves as Honorary Consul General and Foreign Economic Counselor of Hungary. He focuses primarily on cultivating business, educational and cultural ties between Hungary and companies, institutions and individuals in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. He holds leadership roles in many civic and charitable organizations, including past President and current Board Member of the World Trade Center Atlanta, current Secretary of the Atlanta Consular Corps Board, and a Board position on the Atlanta Council for International Relations. Mr. Parkerson holds degrees from prestigious educational institutions, including Emory University (B.A., M.A. J.D.); Boston University (M.A.); and The Georgia Washington University (LL.M.). He is married, with two grown children; and he is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
Henry Yu, a seasoned and retired banker of 37 years, is a global executive having covered Emerging Markets and developed countries. Henry has had an excellent banking career, involved in domestic banking, international banking, and cross border trade and investments. Henry concluded his banking career in 2015 when he was Managing Director of the Global Financial Institutions of Fifth Third Bank. Henry was COO of Asian Investors Consortium from 2016-2018 engaging in Private Equity Fund investing in Asia.Not a typical banker, Henry has coverage of major areas of banking including domestic and global lending, foreign bank relationship management, credit administration, compliance, import/export financing, trade banking and finance, treasury management, retail administration, domestic and international operations, investment banking (asset securitization-CDO & CLO, IPO, M&A), and wealth management (structuring and distribution).
In addition to having domestic corporate client relationships, Henry has managed customer relationships (companies and financial institutions) in most Emerging Market economies. Originally from HK, Henry is well-versed in business with and in Asia. He is a well-rounded banker having been involved in Investment Banking (IPO, M&A, Asset Securitization), Commercial and International Multinational Lending, Treasury Management, Credit Administration, Compliance, Foreign Bank Relationship Management, Trade Finance, Global Supply Chain, and Fintech. Mr. Henry Yu is an Advisor of Century Green Consortium, LLC.
Henry Yu is also an avid volunteer promoting U.S./China and U.S./Emerging Markets business relationships and transactions. Through Henry’s 30 years of coverage on Emerging Markets, and in particular Greater China and Asia, he is a frequent speaker and lecturer on Asian/U.S./China business to universities in Georgia (Emory University, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Wesleyan College, Memphis University, Florida International University and Vanderbilt University), and universities in China, namely Sichuan University, Suzhou Institutes, Jiliang University, Beijing Language and Culture University and Jinan Universities. Henry is continually active as a volunteer promoting business between Hong Kong/Asia and the U.S. His current affiliations include President of The Hong Kong Association of Atlanta; Chairman of The National U.S. Hong Kong Business Association (Atlanta is one of 12 chapters); Advisory member of Global Commerce of the Metro Atlanta Chamber; Board of Director and Chair of Audit Committee of a Chinese EV firm listed on NASDAQ; Senior Advisor of AsiaPlus Capital Limited, an investment and M&A firm based in Shanghai covering Asia.
Mr. Don Remy is a Information Technology professional with over 10 years of hands-on experience with multiple technologies, operating systems, processes, networks, and environments. Mr. Remy has accumulated years of leadership experience during his tenure with various organizations and he has proven to be deft at working with a multitude of various people and stakeholders. Mr. Remy brings value and make a deep impact with the technology environment and logistics coordination at Century Green Consortium. He has technical core competencies in Voalte, Citrix Workspace, AirWatch, DUO Mobile Admin Management, Cisco Finesse, SCCM Remote Tool, DBeaver, ExtraHop, Solarwinds. His certifications include CompTIA Network+, 2021; CompTIA Security+, 2020; CompTIA A+, 2019; Google IT Support Professional Certificate, 2018; and AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Target 2021.
Logistics Supplier and Advisor
Mr. Brent Olwage will be serving as the Logistics Supplier and Advisor to the Century Green Consortium through his South African and US registered companies. Mr. Olwage brings over 25 years of logistics and shipping experience throughout the world, but with a specific and dedicated passion towards the African Continent which he calls home. Total Logistics Solutions will be responsible for facilitating the cross trade of all materials and equipment both to and from the project bases as well as being responsible for the adequate Marine and GIT (Goods-in-Transit) liabilities and protection for the project. Mr. Olwage is married with twin daughters and is a born and raised South African still residing in Johannesburg.
Dr. Gary Burtle
Dr. Gary Burtle has worked in Extension, Teaching and Research aquaculture for 34 years at the University of Georgia. Prior to that he worked at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff for four years and with industry for four years. Having recently retired from UGA, he brings his extensive agriculture experience and technical knowledge to Century Green as Advisor.
Dr. Burtle has written bulletins, fact sheets, book chapters, and journal articles on aquaculture and pond management topics. He works with a variety of aquatic species including catfish, freshwater prawns, marine shrimp, crayfish, carp species, and centrarchids. Experience in international consulting and research includes feed formulation for tilapia and African catfish feeds, general aquaculture for Cameroon, Ghana, and Mali, and rice-fish systems in Nigeria. Floating feeds and local ingredient formulation are goals in the Nigerian research project. Cooperation with the University of Ibadan, Nigeria includes advisement for PhD and Masters degree students. Review of research plans and participation in degree examinations are integral to the Nigerian cooperation. Dr. Burtle was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2020 and the Senior Extension Scientist award in 2007 for the UGA Tifton Campus College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. In 2016, Dr. Burtle was recognized as a Team Leader in Catfish Marketing Demonstrations at the Sunbelt Exposition by the Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute, Auburn University, Alabama.