Engineer Alberto Pereira is an Agronomist and a Lawyer. He has been an active member of FGBMFI Nicaragua over the past 24 years. He is married, and he is currently a successful businessman in several branches of business, mainly in the car sales. His first chapter was the Country Club of which he now is the President. He has occupied different responsibilities with vitality and achievement in the area of finance.
In 2014 he held the position of National Treasurer of FGBMFI Nicaragua and was also appointed International Director. He faithfully supported the leadership of Dr. Richard Shakarian in different parts of Latin America, and he loves with passion his gift of motivating people to get to know God through this wonderful Vision.
He has visited different nations such as Nigeria, Congo, Israel, Indonesia, Russia, Spain, Italy and all Latin America. His commitment to this organization is remarkable and he continues, to this day, motivating people to be part of this organization and, together with his family, he has been actively working on all the projects in which he has been invited.
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Gideon gave his life to Christ in the trunk of his car after being abducted by armed robbers. After receiving Christ, his life and family completely changed.
Gideon is personally active and diligent in bringing others to Christ. He has traveled to 44 nations and in his travels, he has been involved in opening new chapters and encouraging business men to move forward in the
Dr. Richard Shakarian in the excerpts of his book “Still The Happiest People” page 200 had this to say about Gideon: “He has a heart filled with compassion for others, is steadfast and never wavers under pressure. He has total confidence in the Lord”.
Gideon is a geologist, serial entrepreneur and tech investor. His current businesses are in Oil & Gas, Mobile Tech, FinTech and Payments.
He has served as an International Director for a decade and as International Treasurer for slightly over six years. As International Director at Large, he will carry out some special duties for the International President and the International Board.
Gideon is married to Kate and blessed with a daughter, Jael.
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR AT LARGE Specializing in
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND PROTOCOLS
John Kennedy Opara
John Kennedy Opara, PhD., OFR, JP graduated from the University of Calabar, Nigeria and earned a Master’s degree from University of Jos Nigeria and later proceeded to the same university to obtain his PhD in Applied Microbiology.
He went to Harvard University and Stanford University, USA to obtain post graduate certificates in Leadership. He studied also at the prestigious Oxford University obtained a postgraduate diploma in Leadership. He also did some management program work with Columbia University, New York USA and Cambridge University London United Kingdom. He is well read and has traveled widely.
He had served under four successive presidents in Nigeria, where he occupied different positions as Special Assistant on Religious Matters. He was appointed the Pioneer Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (Presidency) from 2008-2016, when he left office.
He was honored by the USA Parliament in conjunction with the African Leadership Magazine as the best Public Servant in Africa in 2013. He remains the only public servant to take a seated Nigerian President to Israel. He initiated the youth and family pilgrimage.
In 2014 the federal government of Nigeria honored him with a National Honor: Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) in appreciation for his numerous achievements.
Today he is the chairman/CEO of CSS Group of Companies majoring in Agriculture, construction, food processing and packaging, Aviation and Renewable energy.
In FGBMFI he has held several positions from the president, to International Director @ Large. He led the first FGBMFI airlift from Abuja to Gambia, Senegal, Burundi, and Sweden among other countries.
He loves and serves the Lord passionately especially in schools, marketplace or events through the fellowship. He is currently an International Director at Large of the fellowship. He is married to Mrs. Amaka Opara and has two lovely daughters: Esther and Deborah.
CHAIRMAN OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS and
SPECIAL ASSISTANT OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
HondurasGerardo Rivera has a degree in Business Administration from the National Autonomous University of Honduras and a Master's in Business from the Catholic University of Honduras. He has studied in administrative, financial, leadership, insurance and reinsurance issues in Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, the United States and Spain.
The last 12 years he has been General Manager of Seguros del País, S.A. Insurance Company, a member of Corporación BI, the largest Private Financial Group in Central America.
Gerardo Rivera has been President of the International Junior Chamber of Tegucigalpa, President of the Honduran Chamber of Insurers, which brings together all the Insurance Companies that operate in Honduras, and Vice President for Central America, Panama and the Caribbean of the Inter-American Federation of Insurance Companies (FIDES) organization that brings together all associations of insurance companies in the countries of America and Spain.
He has been married to Lorena de Rivera for 34 years and they have 4 wonderful children.
He is a member of the Full Gospel Business Men´s Fellowship International since 1996 (22 years) where he has served as Secretary, Treasurer and Chapter President, Field Representative, Regional Director, Zonal Director and other positions.
He is an International Director of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International in Honduras.
He has coordinated Encuentro Zonales, National Conventions, a Latin American Summit of Leaders and the World Conventions of Honduras in 2017 and Las Vegas in 2018.