MULTI-SECTOR STRATEGIES & RESULTS

Mass Media, Film, Reality TV Productions, Tourism Development, R&D Special Projects, etc.

Over 20+ years of successful due diligences, projects, audits & endorsements, international honors, recognitions, achievements and partnerships…

Extreme PRO Productions, Mass Media & Projects; when you definitively need ‘that guy’ with a long history of mad-skills on the team… -50 to +40 degrees, remote terrains (desert, mountain ranges) etc., hardship conditions – some of us thrive to succeed in adversity.

In the last couple of decades, I have launched numerous initiatives for for film and TV productions, digital media, marketing, tourism destination development, community based tourism, humanitarian works, social economic development initiatives and more. Twenty years of successfully 1) passing all due diligences 2) managing all projects 3) passing all audits by some of the WORLD’S TOP organizations, agencies and firms i.e. World Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mercy Corps International, USAID/J.E. Austin Assoc., USAID/CHF (Global Communities), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), The Asian Foundation, CBS’s The Amazing Race, Syfy’s Destination Truth, National Geography Society, UNESCAP, even The Mongolian Government (Awarded the country’s Ministry Medal of Honor for Leadership – in recognition of two decades of humanitarian/social economic development works) and more. Till today, I maintain one of longest standing history of “getting the job done” when it comes to planning, implementing and managing (finances, grants, sponsorships, donations and more).

Best Episode YET!

Channel 10, The Amazing Race Australia 2019

Awarded The Medal of Honor for Leadership

Mongolian Ministry 2015

Zanjan Fromer and his team provided top notch creative and logistic support for an episode of  "The Amazing Race" for CBS. His creative problem solving and fast thinking helped us get through some very tough situations and in the end added one of the more memorable episodes to an Emmy and DGA award winning season.

Barry Hennessey, Country Producer

The Amazing Race (2006)

One of the World’s Innovative Travel Entrepreneurs

National Geographic Society

World’s Best Travel Experiences - Out of the Ordinary Stays

National Geographic Society

Zanjan Fromer’s creativity ensures delivery of high quality, professional media work that stands out. Always willing to take on a new challenge, he thrives on problem solving and new approaches.

Alan Saffery, Deputy Chief of Party

USAID Funded The Competitiveness Initiative 2000-03

Recommend Community Based Tourism Case Study for Governments during the 63rd UNESCAP Session's Report

United Nations Economic Social Commission for Asia and The Pacific (UNESCAP) 2007

… Most Innovative Tourism Concept in Mongolia… Top of every traveller’s wish list…

Lonely Planet 2008-14

Founder of GERtoGER.org
Published by Famed Publications

“Zanjan Fromer and his team provided top notch creative and logistic support for an episode of “The Amazing Race” for CBS. His creative problem solving and fast thinking helped us get through some very tough situations and in the end added one of the more memorable episodes to an Emmy and DGA award winning season.”

– Barry Hennessey (Senior Field Producer for The Amazing Race)

Recognized Social Entrepreneur
Ministerial Gold Star of Leadership - Mongolia's 2nd Highest Medal of Honor; next is Presidential.
Ministry Medal of Honor
NATGEO Geotourism Ambassador
Certificate of Excellence
Exceptional Partnerships
Zanjan Fromer & Carmen Rohrbach
Exceptional Partnerships
GER to GER and Photographer Without Borders
Exceptional Partnerships
Exceptional Partnerships - Page 14
Exceptional Partnerships
GER to GER and Rough Guides
Exceptional Partnerships
Exceptional Partnerships
GER to GER and New York Magazine
Exceptional Partnerships
Exceptional Partnerships
Exceptional Partnerships
"TRAVELING RESPONSIBLY" - PAGE 31 (SLIDE 13)

THE REAL DEAL

26+ YEARS OF RURAL/URBAN-TO-INTERNATIONAL (VICE VERSA) STRATEGIC MULTI-SECTOR DEVELOPMENT; Strategic Competitiveness Development/Field Specialist/Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

AWARDED THE MINISTRY’S MEDAL OF HONOR FOR LEADERSHIP as well as WASHINGTON D.C. CERTIFIED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY GEOTOURISM AMBASSADOR

Note: for Technical Skill-Sets clarification please refer to “Alaskan Islander: Origin/Skill Sets
 

GER to GER GEOtourism Agency and Foundationwww.GERtoGER.org
June 2005 – Present • Nationwide

Since founding GER to GER, it has become one world’s first social economic enterprises that successfully works with nomadic communities across Mongolia along the country’s multi-industry supply chains to develop remote, regional and nationwide community based tourism services and products. GER to GER, in essence, is a social economic development initiative with a strong humanitarian outreach component that aims to creating sustainable livelihoods for remotely located nomadic families and rural communities via social economic value/supply chain mobilization. Today GER to GER operates across Mongolia’s deserts, open steppes, river valleys, mountain passes and more. Owing to the uniqueness of GER to GER’s approach it has generated countless successes as well as decades of recognitions by famed international institutions – National Geographic Society, Ashoka Changemakers, UNESCAP, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, New York Magazine, USA TODAY and many, many more. GER to GER has been a catalyst towards rural job markets diversification and value added destination product which have generated millions of USD towards Mongolia’s economy, and more. TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1. COMPETITIVENESS 1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 1.3 SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES 2. PROFESSIONALISM

 

The Amazing Race Australia in Mongolia” – CHANNEL 10 stated “The Best Episode Yet!”
April 2019 – October 2019 (6 months) • Mongolia

GER to GER was contracted as Country Facilitator, Fixer, Production Management, etc., responsible for all aspects of The Amazing Race production from assisting with creative, managing location scouts, budgets, pre-production, production and post production, all ground logistics/accommodations, permits, human resources, contracting, etc., till final wrap-up… a lot of preparation went into this globally famed production as being a reality show – they only get one chance to shoot. TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1. COMPETITIVENESS 1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 1.3 SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES 2. PROFESSIONALISM

Adventure-Studio.com – Media & TV Productions (Today www.Zanjan-Fromer.com)
September 2003 – Present • Nationwide/International

I established Adventure Studio after working for USAID The Competitiveness Initiative as a means to continue assisting Mongolia’s meat, tourism and cashmere industries to further strengthen their export marketing efforts. Adventure Studio quickly gained recognition and respect owing to domestic and international works (countless projects: film, tv, digital media, marketing, etc.), and became the cornerstone in Mongolia that international film and tv crews would contract to carry-out their nationwide productions (fixer, production manager, line producer, associate producer, producer, etc.). Overtime, international famed production companies and organizations i.e. National Geographic Society, CBS’s The Amazing Race, UNIVERSAL/Syfy’s Destination Truth, NBC, Arclight, No Strangers, etc., International Productions have all contracted Adventure Studio for production management related works. TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1. COMPETITIVENESS 1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 1.3 SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES 2. PROFESSIONALISM

“Destination Truth” – NBC UNIVERSAL STUDIO’S Syfy Channel
October 2007 (1 month) • Ulaanbaatar to Gobi Desert Region

Adventure Studio was contracted to assist with pre-production, production and post production logistics, transportation, human resources, etc., services. TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1. COMPETITIVENESS 1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 1.3 SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES 2. PROFESSIONALISM

National Geographic Society Washington D.C. Museum
November 2006 (1 month) • Mongolia – Washington D.C.

Adventure Studio was contracted by National Geographic’s Museum to produce the Museum’s Centerpiece Film: “Rebirth of Mongolia’s Traditions” TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 2. PROFESSIONALISM

CBS’s “The Amazing Race USA in Mongolia” –  This Season won both EMMY and DGA Awards
March 2006 – June 2006 (3 months) • Mongolia 

Adventure Studio was contracted as Country Facilitator, Fixer, Production Management, etc., responsible for all aspects of The Amazing Race production from assisting with creative, managing location scouts, budgets, pre-production, production and post production, all ground logistics/accommodations, permits, human resources, contracting, etc., till final wrap-up… a lot of preparation went into this globally famed production as being a reality show – they only get one chance to shoot. This season of The Amazing Race won both EMMY and DGA Awards. TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1. COMPETITIVENESS 1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 1.3 SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES 2. PROFESSIONALISM

World Bank Mongolia and World Bank D.C.
June 2005 – October 2005 (4 months) • Mongolia

Contracted by the World Bank to lead a team of multi-industry specialists to design and carryout a cross-industry survey, data-crunch and produce an overall cross-industry (tourism, etc.) social economic value/supply chain map and analysis report for World Bank’s Multi-Industry Competitiveness Business Climate Report. TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1. COMPETITIVENESS 1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 1.3 SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES 2. PROFESSIONALISM

USAID/CHF’s Ger Initiative
June 2004 (1 month) • Mongolia

Adventure Studio was contracted as Project Manager/Filmmaker of over 16 short films about CHF International’s community SMEs across Mongolia. TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1. COMPETITIVENESS 1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 1.3 SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES 2. PROFESSIONALISM

United States Agency for International Development – The Competitiveness Initiative
2000 – Spring 2004 (4 years) • Mongolia – International (Globally)

Contracted via J.E. Austin Associates – In brief, I was contracted/tasked with assisting Mongolia’s main industries (meat, tourism and cashmere) through its post-soviet transitional development via foundation laying ‘Open Market Initiatives’ to re-establish its market competitiveness through mass-media, filmmaking, producing a broad diversity of multi-industry destination/export marketing materials, branding, etc., for the National Associations and their respective member companies – literally 100s of project deliverables were produced, distributed across Mongolia and abroad. Those country-level international Open Market Initiatives led to the establishment/strengthening of Mongolia’s rural to international supply chains to a broad range of non-soviet federation countries e.g. Europe, United States, Asia, etc., which ultimately opened the doors to today’s ‘Open Market Economy’ that Mongolia enjoys. TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1. COMPETITIVENESS 1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 1.3 SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES 2. PROFESSIONALISM

USA Embassy
October 1999 (1 month) • Mongolia

Short Term Assignment – Review the Mongolian Labor Law. Skill-sets: Mongolian Language

USAID/Mercy Corps International – Mongolia Gobi Initiative
November 1998 – April 1999 (5 months) • Mongolia

Short Term Assignment – Contracted by Mercy Corps International to convert existing data-sets into nationwide digital/interactive GIS database maps that mapped the underground water flows, watersheds, etc., to assist projects focused on supporting Mongolia’s nomadic families. TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2. PROFESSIONALISM

Soros Foundation
September 1997 – December 1997 (3 months) • Mongolia

Short Term Assignment – Part of the Annual Report Team TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS: 1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 2. PROFESSIONALISM

Mongolian Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment
October 1996 – December 1996 (2 months) • Southwestern Gobi Desert

Short Term Assignment – Expedition Support for American/Mongolian Biologists. Shortlist of Skill-sets: Expedition Management, Mongolian Language, Cultural Liaison

Mongolian Alternatives Center NGO
October 1995 (1 month) • Mongolia

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Skill-set Shortlist: Mongolian Language

Alaska Sightseeing Cruise West
May 1992 – November 1994 (2 years 6 months) • Southeast Alaska and Columbia River

General marine/land related seasonal tourism on and off ship both in Alaska and along the Columbia River. Professional starting point where I had learned numerous professional skills via the ship’s chef, customer service crew, deckhands, 1st officer and captain: cooking, marine navigation, ship maintenance, customer service, etc. Shortlist of Skill-sets: Marine Tourism Related, Cooking, Deckhand, Marine Travel & Safety, etc.

SHORT-LIST: CMO/STRATEGIC FIELD SPC. ACCOMPLISHMENTS

PROFESSIONALLY COMMITTED: 26+ Years Invested into Mongolia’s Social Economic Development