Bernard O. Otremba-Blanc, Ph.D.

Trustee

Dr. Bernard Otremba-Blanc is Chairman & CEO of the BOA Group, an international business consulting organization. Dr. Otremba-Blanc has a multicultural background. He has lived and worked in Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iran, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka and the United States. He studied in Germany, France and the United States and holds a Master’s degree in business administration as well as a Ph.D in economics.

Dr. Otremba-Blanc has held numerous key-executive positions and has for over a decade managed the U.S. subsidiary of a multinational global market leader in construction technology, as Chairman of the Board & CEO, responsible for all the Americas.

He served in Military Intelligence of the German Air Force, was deployed to a NATO unit, and held the highest NATO security clearance.

Some of Dr. Otremba-Blanc’s main areas of expertise are in corporate match making, government relations, venture capital, merger & acquisitions, technology transfers, etc. His industry experience ranges from computer graphics to engineering, construction technology, aviation and hospitality. He has earned several prestigious awards, including the Blue-Chip Enterprise Award for innovative marketing from the United States Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. and the Business Ethics Award among others. He has also received numerous citations from the Governor of Arizona, the Arizona Department of State, the City of Phoenix, German Bundestag, the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), the German State of Baden-Württemberg, the German Free State of Saxony, Lufthansa, the Arizona Department of Commerce, Arizona State University, Rotary International, and many other organizations for his international activities and achievements. He has been listed in several editions of “Who’s Who in America”.

In March of 2002, the President of Germany bestowed upon Dr. Otremba-Blanc the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland), for his endeavors in fostering and sustaining American- German relations.

In August 2002, he was appointed Honorary Consul of Germany by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal Foreign Minister and was shortly after accredited by the United States Department of State in Washington, DC.

Dr. Otremba-Blanc is a U.S., French and German citizen and speaks English, French, German and some Spanish.