Lewis Marks has nearly two decades of experience in Mongolia, one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (PRWEB) May 14, 2014
Consolidation Services Inc. (now Mongolia Holdings, Inc., the "Company") (OTCQB: MNHD) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mongolia Equipment Rental Corporation, announced that the Company has appointed Lewis Marks to its Advisory Board.
Mr. Marks has lived and worked in Asia for 37 years with a residence and business operations in Mongolia for most of the last 18. He currently serves as a Director of CWT Mongolia, importing diesel into Mongolia from Russia; is a shareholder of Bayandari LLC, a Mongolian agriculture company focused on wheat production from approximately 34,000 hectares outside of Ulaanbaatar; and is a Director of Tsast Impex LLC, the second largest construction company in Mongolia.
Mr Marks also serves as Member of the Board of Directors of the LIM Japan Fund, a role he’s had since 2002.
From 1980 to 1993 he was with Marc Rich & Co. AG (purchased by Glencore International AG in 1993) and remained with Glencore International AG from 1993 to 2000, where part of his responsibilities included selling Mongolian copper into China. Prior to that, from 1977 until 1980, he practiced law at Yanagida & Nomura in Tokyo, Japan (formerly Yanagida & Sakuragi).
Mr. Marks earned his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and his Juris Doctor from the School of Law, State University of New York at Buffalo.
He speaks Mongolian, Japanese, German, English and Mandarin.
Company EVP, Michael Telford, stated: “Lewis Marks brings a highly relevant background to the Company’s Advisory Board. He understands Mongolia very well, and given that our Hertz Equipment Rental clients will be primarily construction companies, Lewis’ industry experience there and knowledge of the country’s infrastructure and real estate development projects make him invaluable as an advisor.”
Consolidation Services Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Mongolia Equipment Rental Corporation, is the Hertz Equipment Rental franchisee in Mongolia. The exclusive franchise for Mongolia allows the Company to operate a business of renting, selling and maintaining equipment for use in construction, mining, materials-handling, commercial and industrial activities under the unique plan and system of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation and Hertz Equipment Rental System.
Mongolia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With double-digit GDP growth, a predominant mining sector and an influx of outside investment, the country is beginning to experience a boom in commercial and residential construction. Additionally, the Government of Mongolia has committed to significant infrastructure development to enable more efficient extraction and delivery of its natural resources to international buyers - primarily neighboring China. Mongolia is an independent, Western-friendly democracy of approximately three million people, leveraging its natural resource base and creating a thriving modern economy.
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