Suhrid graduated from the London School of Economics with an undergraduate in Geography and Economics, followed by a masters degree in Development Management. He works as an Economist in the sugar team at UK- based consultancy firm LMC International, where he works particularly closely with the sugar sector in India and in Africa. He has also recently been involved in a major LMC study assessing the prospects for Myanmar’s sugar industry. Over the last seven years, Suhrid has worked, in various capacities, in the sugar and wider agricultural sector across Africa and India
Dr. Prasert Tapaneeyangkul is the former Secretary-General of the Office of the Cane and Sugar Board (October 2008-September 2012), and the former Chairman of the Cane and Sugar Fund (2009-2012), Ministry of Industry. He currently is the President of the Environmental Engineering Association of Thailand, an Executive Board Member of the Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (Public Organization), and Advisor to Cristalla Co., Ltd.
His past experience involves industrial environmental and safety management, environmental law and renewable energy. He has extensive consulting experiences in both private and public enterprises and organizations.
He is a Graduate of the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University and received his Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering with Distinction) from the I.N.S.A..Toulouse, France. And in addition he is also a graduate of the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University.
Chief Executive Officer of Guangdong Zhongqing Sugar Group Co., Ltd
Vice Director-General of China sugar association
Vice President of Guangdong Sugar Association.
Mr. Liu graduated in 1989 from South China Agricultural University with master degree majoring in Agronomy, After which he received his doctor degree in 2005
From 1989 Mr. Liu has been engaged in white sugar industry. With 24 years of experience of manufacture, operation and trading, Mr. Liu is familiar with China' cane’s cultivatation, sugar production, technology, industry system, government policy, sugar merchandise and future market, supply-demand relation and pricing.
Pak Suryo obtained his MBA from Hull University, England.
His working experience began as a Government Civil Servant till 1994 at Ministry of Finance Department. Thereafter he becames Director in national / and multinational private sector of various industries and services .
He then worked in the sugar refinery environment since involved as pioneer in the establishment of sugar factory owned by PT Jawamanis Rafinasi in the year 2001/2002 as Director. Suryo joined Wilmar Indonesia as Corporate Affairs for Sugar Refinery Groups since 2010 – now heads the Government Relations and Export-Import department.
He is also the Chairman of the Indonesian Refined Sugar Association (AGRI) since 2011 and previously served as Secretary General of the AGRI for a period of tenure.
Ms. Gina Bautista-Martin is the first lady Administrator of the Sugar Regulatory Administration. By heart, she is a real sugarcane farmer who understands how to grow sugarcane and knows how a farmer feels when the price of sugar goes below profitable levels. Her passion for sugarcane and for the small farmers turned her into a successful farmer and a civic leader.
She obtained her management prowess through her post-graduate study on Program Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management. Her deep concern for the welfare and development of her countrymen, most especially the grassroots, is manifested by her profession as a Physical Therapist and through her achievements as leader and organizer in the different industry and civic organizations of the country.
Previously, she held key positions in various civic and sugarcane industry organizations such as the Asociacion de Hacienderos Silay-Saravia (AHSSI), AHHSI Planters Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Silay-Saravia Railways Cooperative, BJB Agro-Industrial Company Inc., Sugar Industry Foundation Inc., Lanatan Agro-Industrial Inc., Mulawin Real Estate Corporation, Associate Missionaries of the Assumption Philippines (AMA Phil), SIMAG Foundation, Kabuhi Foundation of Silay City, Association of Foundations, and Negros Economic Development Foundation.
As SRA Administrator, she represented the country in various international conferences and meetings such as the International Sugar Organization (ISO) Conference in London, head of the sugar industry delegation to the USDA in lobbying the country’s sugar quota.
Mr. Alisla is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of the Philippines. He has extensive experience in rural development management, including projects in agriculture, agroforestry, crop diversification, renewable energy, reforestation, and community development. He also manages farming and food service businesses.Engr. Alisla started in the sugarcane industry with the Philippine Sugar Research Instituteas GIS Coordinator. He managed the digital mapping of the major sugarcane areas of thePhilippines, finishing about 80% of the whole country before joining the Sugar RegulatoryAdministration (SRA) as Chief of Staff.Engr. Alisla is adviser to the SRA Administrator and the SRA Board on matters relating tosugar and ethanol policy, regulation, research & development, and strategic industrydirection. He improved the SRA regulatory framework as Chief Regulation Officer andAction Officer of the Sugar Monitoring and Anti-Smuggling Task Force. He is the maincontributor in the drafting of the Sugarcane Industry Roadmap of the Philippines whichespouses the diversification of the Philippine Sugarcane Industry into Sugar, Ethanol andPower. As Alternate Member of the National Biofuels Board (NBB), he actively participatesin the crafting of policies towards the development the Philippine Bioethanol Industry.He has represented the Philippines in international conferences and meetings, notably inthe International Sugar Organization, among others. His insights are reinforced by hisworking visits to major sugar producing countries of Brazil, Thailand, and India. He haspresented papers on the Philippine Sugar and Ethanol Industries at the Sugar AsiaConference, Global Ethanol Conference, Asia Ethanol Summit and other national andinternational fora.
Mr. Ortega joined CMAA in 2010 as CFO and administrative director. Prior to that, he has worked in several companies mainly in the agribusiness and construction industry as Executive and Financial Director, such as Pedra, PHB and GAFISA. Mr. Ortega received a BSc in Civil Engineering from FEB-SP and a master degree from FGV with the extension in the Ohio University.”
Mr. Mukesh Kumar is the Executive Director of Vishwaraj Sugar Industries Limited. Mr Kumar has done his graduation in the field of Chemical Engineering from Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri, Ranchi University. He has over 25 years of experience in Sugar, Distillation and Petroleum Industry. He has travelled widely through Africa, Asia and Europe.
He is responsible for the operations and strategies of Vishwaraj Sugar Industries Limited, which is a fully integrated sugar company operating in North West Karnataka, India. Presently he is implementing the expansion plans of the company by expanding the sugarcane crushing capacity from 5,500 TCD TO 11,000 TCD, Co-generation power plant capacity from 36.4 MW to 66.4 MW, and the distillery capacity from 35 KLPD to 100 KLPD
Dr. Manjunatha S Rao, is the General Manager (Research & Development) of E.I.D Parry India Ltd, a company with a history of 225 years in sugar. Manju, an agricultural graduate (Genetics & Breeding) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi began his research career in crop improvement by developing new varieties of corn, peal millet, sunflower and cotton. Manju worked for 12 years in Thailand, focusing on sugarcane research and development for increasing productivity and efficiency through innovative research and technology transfer. The breeding program on diversification for Energy (Multipurpose varieties for fiber & ethanol), farmer acceptance selection and international collaborations with leading research institutes were initiated during his stay in Thailand. He later worked on bio fuels using sugar and lingo-cellulosic crops during his tenure with Shell. Overall Manju has over 22 years of experience in research, productivity improvements, technology transfer, and diversification, in Integrated Sugar Business, Agriculture, Seeds, Tissue Culture and Bio-fuels. Apart from publishing and presenting research papers, Manju is also a member of a several scientific and governmental committees at both national and international level. Manju is a firm believer that "people are the most valuable resource in Corporate Research".
Kent is the Chairman/CEO of the Signatures of Asia Co.,Ltd one of the three largest Sugar exporter/trader from cambodia, and the top 10th rice exporter . He is also the CEO for Bayon Heritage Holding Group Co.,Ltd , company involved in Fertilizer Distribution
He is also the Board Director of the Federation of the association of small and medium enterprise in Cambodia and Member of the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce
Pam Yates has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons), Post Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology and an MBA from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. She has 15 years’ experience working in the food manufacturing and food ingredient industries in Oceania and throughout Asia. She has held key technical and commercial positions in Australia, Thailand and Singapore. Previous roles include Business Development Manager for Givaudan Oceania.
Pam joined Mintel in 2011 and now works closely with food ingredient companies and food and drink manufacturers throughout Asia Pacific.
She is based in Singapore as a Senior Global Food and Drink Analyst, specialising in the Food Science, analysingglobal and region trends in ingredients, emerging science and technology, nutrition, health and wellness, and food safety, regulation and labeling.
President, Sugar Technologist's Association of IndiaCEO and Executive Director, Simbhaoli Sugars Ltd, New DelhiDirector, Integrated Casetech Consultants (P) Ltd,Elected for 2nd term as a President of Sugar Technologist Association of India which is the apex body of all the stake holders of Indian sugar industry including sugar engineers, technologist, machinery manufacturers, scientist, and farmers etc.Responsible for operations and strategies of Simbhaoli Sugars which has three sugar and distillery units producing raw and refined sugar, cogeneration of power and ethanol. Build solid rock track of success in critical time of sugar industry and took company to $333 million turnover.Primary driving force of Integrated Casetech Consultants Pvt Ltd, a technology vertical company presently executing number of projects in more than 10 countries including Myanmar.
Dr. Sanda Kyaw Win obtained her Ph.D in 2010 major in Agronomy from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos and a professional sugarcane agronomist in Myanmar. Since she has graduated from the Yezin Agricultural University for her first degree in 1996, she joined to the Myanmar Sugarcane Enterprise under Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. She also obtained Master of Agricultural Science major in Crop Science from Yezin Agricultural University and was trained one year in Israel for green house crop production. Prior to transferring Head Office of Department of Industrial Crops Development, she was a sugarcane researcher in Sugarcane Research and Seed Farm, Pyinmana, Myanmar andalso takes responsible for International Relation Unit in Planning and Research Division of Sugarcane Education and Technology Development Division.She has 17 years of experiences in the field of sugarcane production and management.
Mr. Zaw Win obtained his bachelor degree in Agricultural Science from the Yezin Agricultural University (YAU), Myanmar in 1977. He obtained the World Bank Scholarship to pursue his Master study program in Plant Breeding at the Ohio State University , USA from 1988 to 1990.He has worked in Ministry of agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI) for (33) years. He was assigned as Estate Manager in Mudon Rubber Estate from1993 to 1996. He tried to get the improved rubber varieties, and conducted the rubber training to smallholders of rubber plantation. After that, he also assigned as Regional Director in Tanintharyi Region about (6) years from 1996 to 2002. Next, he worked as Head of Planning and Extension Education division in Myanmar Perennial Crops Enterprise (MPCE) in Yangon from 2002 to 2008. And then, he also promoted as Director of Planning Division of Department of Industrial Crops Development (DICD) in Nay Pyi Taw.