BioPrime Management Team

BioPrime Agri Industries Inc. is the exclusive distribution and Marketing Company for BioPrime, in the Philippines and throughout the ASEAN region.

Ben Mead – Chairman

Ben relocated to asia in 2014, bringing with him over 20 plus years of executive management experience in the energy. industrial, resources, and agricultural sectors for both public and private companies. Since then, he has concentrated on founding start-up opportunities in the ASEAN agricultural sector, particularly large-scale plantation of energy crops and other high value species for the energy specialty in markets. He also founded The Mead Foundation, which is involved in a number of active intiatives in the Philippines, including medical mission, job creation, and ongoing environmental care.

Mark Quinn – President

With over 24 years of technical and operational experience in the renewable energy industry in emerging markets, as well as extensive knowledge of biomass production from managed plantations in the Philippines, India, and Ghana. Mark was a biofuels pioneer who contributed to the market acceptance of biomass as an economically viable fuel for power generation. His experience includes funding biotechnology and microbiology R&D laboratories in India for 5 years, to evaluate various alternative fuels such as fast-growing tree species,algae,and grasses in a controlled experimental environment.

Bruce McConnell – Senior Vice President

After graduating with Certificate of Technology of Mechanical Design (CAD) and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia, Bruce went on to travel, live, and work some of the most remote and challenging regions in the world. This earned him some 35 plus years of business experience in a variety of commercial operational roles in East Africa, Afghanistan, the UAE, Pakistan, as well as UKAID humanitarian assistance program in West Africa. He most recently served as chief operational officer of an NGO, establishing charitable organizations in Russa, Uzbekistan, and the Philippines.

Jim Paul Porticos – Vice President of External Affairs

Jim has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Horticulture and a specialization in Production and Field Management, as well as a Master of Public Management from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, where he also studied Agricultural and Rural Development. He has over 25 years of farm operational experience, specializing in the banana industry in the Philippines and other Asian countries, including Mozambique. Additionally, experience in quality assurance, farm operations, production, logistics, marketing, and trading positions, with a focus on containerized, pressurized ripening systems.

Bernard Canapi – Technical Director

With more than 35 years of experience in agricultural research, extension, sales, marketing, and business development, as well as knowledge of international leadership development programs. Bernard earned a Bachelor of Science in Crop Protection from Cagayan State University, Piat Chapter, in 1980. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science in Entomology with a minor in Weeds from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos. He served as Country Director until his retirement in 2018, and is a well-known figure in the agricultural industry, with extensive local and international networks.