Businessman & Entrepreneur
ALAN ROSS MEURANT
Businessman & Entrepreneur
ALAN ROSS MEURANT
Since 2005 Ross has established business interests in aqua culture and fisheries development – from Morocco to Syria and Papua New Guinea. In 2015 Ross was prime speaker on sustainable fisheries as guest of the Moroccan government at CRANZ Montana ‘Sustainable Resources: Africa’ conference, and an official guest at the 2017 forum.
He is share holder in a NZ company authorised by NZ Ministry Foreign Affairs & Trade to trade food into Iran and is currently chair of a NZ group who design & build transportable meat slaughter & process units to NZ export certification and Halal approval.
Ross is also trustee and manager of Russian owned forestry and property assets in New Zealand.
As a result of personal relationships with the owners of major New Zealand fisheries, meat and dairy production facilities and concomitant commercial arrangements, Ross developed a pervasive network within the primary sector of the country.
A former Member of Parliament (1987–1996) and Member and the Executive Council of New Zealand, Ross was Under Secretary (junior minister) Agriculture & Forestry; Cabinet Committee Industry & Commerce & Chair Select Committee Fisheries.
Ross Meurant was a Member of Parliament for nine years. Prior to entering parliament he was a commissioned officer in the NZ police. Subsequent to parliament, he owned equestrian facilities; was elected to local government as a councillor; consulted to several major fishing companies, was engaged by parliamentary services as adviser to Rt. Hon Winston Peters and emerged as a key figure in the Scampi Affair, which falsely alleged political corruption.
From 2004 he has lived and worked in Zimbabwe, Russia, Czech Republic and the Balkans. From 2007 he extended his business to Morocco, Syria and U.A.E.
Ross has a bachelor degree in politics and management, a master’s degree in economics, statistics, law and policy and C.O.P’s in law.
In 2016 Ross was appointed Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Morocco (see MOROCCAN CONSULATE)
MOROCCO • WESTERN SAHARA • TUNISIA • SYRIA • RUSSIA • SERBIA • BELARUS • NORTH KOREA
• Commercial opportunities
• Financial transfers
• Political connections
• Assistance with bureaucratic impasse
• Visa and travel advice
• Education exchange
• Enquiries and humanitarian assistance
SAFE AND SENSIBLE
Since 2005 Ross Meurant has progressively established a network of well connected people in countries where the commercial, cultural, bureaucratic and political intricacies may confound and/or intimidate.
Lack of understanding and/or inadequate advice can result in missed or bungled opportunities.
COMPANIES SEEKING HELP
For companies seeking new opportunities or companies with existing arrangements but confronted with bureaucratic barriers, whether in Morocco, Western Sahara, Tunisia, Syria, Russia, Serbia, and North Korea: Meurant International Group Ltd can help!
Ross Meurant operates in these countries via experienced professionals with whom over time he has nurtured mutual trust and respect. Such elements are critical for progress in these fields often foreign to ANZACs.
Avoid the labyrinth of pedantic bureaucracies which can stifle initiatives and which in some cases are plagued with corrupt opportunists. Play safe and sensible.
MEURANT INTERNATIONAL GROUP LTD
New Zealand registered company with share holdings in diverse offshore and NZ registered companies including:
• Renegade Meat Co Ltd
• Sustainable Fisheries Policy (PNG) Ltd
DESTINATIONS NZ LTD (CZ)
A Czech Republic company initially providing immigration service but now confined to investment support
RMFT & RMMK TRUST
Property owning Trusts
We have a number of other ventures and consultancy interests
RENEGADE MEAT COMPANY LTD
Developing an Export Meat Company to operate a Transportable Export Meat Slaughter Processing Plant sourcing beef and sheep stock from a select network of NZ farmers.
AQUA CULTURE TECHNOLOGY
Previous operations includes delivery of NZ technology to Morocco, U.A.E. & Syria via MENA Aqua (which included funding a NIWA (www.niwa.co.nz) site feasibility study) and Syria via Meurant International (funding research & feasibility studies by former NIWA employees).
Provision of sustainable fisheries policy based on NZ Quota Management (QMS) prepared by contracted NZ PhD’s in marine biology. Operations in Syria via Meurant International and in Papua New Guinea via Joint Venture in Sustainable Fisheries Policy Ltd (PNG).