Steven H. Kropp, Caballero del Orden (Knight of the Order) Antonio José de Irisarri, Guatemala

Steven H. Kropp, Advisory Board Member, is CEO and President of Comexxco, Inc. as well as Managing Director of the Tencate Nicolon Latin America Division. He is an experienced executive and entrepreneur in the industrial and consumer products industries, and has worked throughout North and South America, Mexico and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Egypt, Turkey and North Africa. Mr. Kropp focuses on developing new foreign markets, business turnarounds, and negotiation at high government levels.

Mr. Kropp is a Member of the Fundacion Ecuatoriana de Estados Maritimos in Ecuador (Overseer for the Galapagos), and the Comite Nacional de Alfabetizacion in Guatemala. He is also active in the Guatemala Trade and Investment Association; the Charlotte Regional Partnership; the World Affairs Council of Charlotte; and the Governor’s International Council in North Carolina, where he represents Guatemala in the North and South Carolina Consular District by promoting trade and tourism.

Mr. Kropp speaks English, Spanish, Italian and Catalan, and is conversant in French and Portuguese. He graduated from the Rocosa School of Textile Design and Engineering in 1969, and the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters from the University of Barcelona in 1966.