My name is Jose Raul Ban and I was born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina on June 11th 1965. My grandparents emigrated from Croatia, so this allowed me to get Croatian citizenship and passport. I have been coordinator of the technical area at the Regional Agrotechnical Center for more than 35 years. It is an institution located in Venado Tuerto: www.centroagrotecnico.com.ar
The institution has grown in identity, integration and innovation and has been transmitting values of respect and commitment for more than 55 years, thus achieving agricultural education and training and its derivatives. Today it has more than 1000 young people in primary and secondary school.
My professional interests include language acquisition, education and tools to teach in a remarkable natural environment. For more than 25 years I have been responsible for educational exchange programs with the countries of Croatia, Belgium, Italy, France, USA and New Zealand, achieving the representation of the MAST ARGENTINA program after a technical evaluation carried out at the University of Minnesota.
My goal is always to achieve an alternative for progress so that young people have opportunities globally.
Since 2001 I have my own business as I am passionate about vehicles, thus creating a company FORMABA SA in my home town Venado Tuerto, Province of Santa Fe, Argentina, today being a leader in sales of parts for Ford and Chevrolet cars.