10th Asia Sustainable Oil Palm Summit,

30-31 Jul, 2018 - Bali, INDONESIA

Pullman Bali Legian Beach

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About our Event Speakers

We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.

Speakers at this Event

Fadhil Hasan

Fadhil Hasan

Corporate Affairs Director

Asian Agri

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Fadhil Hasan

Fadhil Hasan

Corporate Affairs Director

Asian Agri

AGENDA SESSION

Partnership with smallholders to improve efficiency

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 11:20 AM

PROFILE

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Fadhil Hasan joined Asian Agri group in 2017 as the Director of Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining Asian Agri, Fadhil has more than thirty years’ experience in conducting economic policy research and consultancy in macroeconomics, industries, agricultural and public policies, both in government and private sectors. He graduated from Bogor Agricultural University, earned an MSc from Department of Economics, Iowa State University, USA and finished his Ph.D. program at the University of Kentucky, USA majoring in Agricultural Economics.
He also has an extensive experience in the palm oil industry where he was the Director of Sustainability at the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), a newly established institution initiated by the main palm oil producing countries (Indonesia and Malaysia) and Executive Director of the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA).

Mr. Joseph Tek Choon Yee

Mr. Joseph Tek Choon Yee

Managing Director

IJM Plantations Berhad

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Mr. Joseph Tek Choon Yee

Mr. Joseph Tek Choon Yee

Managing Director

IJM Plantations Berhad

AGENDA SESSION

Stakeholder engagement – Key to driving sustainability and innovations in the palm oil sector

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 01:50 PM

PROFILE

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Mr. Joseph Tek Choon Yee graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a
bachelor’s degree in Science (First Class Honours) and successfully earned a Master
of Philosophy (Plant Breeding) from Cambridge University, England.
He is presently the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of IJM Plantations
Berhad and also Board Member of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

Peter de Haan

Peter de Haan

Director Sustainable Landscape Management

Aidenvironment Asia

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Peter de Haan

Peter de Haan

Director Sustainable Landscape Management

Aidenvironment Asia

AGENDA SESSION

Unfolding the landscape approach in Ketapang, West Kalimantan

Day 2 [Tue 31, July], at 09:35 AM

Afternoon Chairman's Introduction

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 01:45 PM

PROFILE

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Peter de Haan works at the Asia office of Aidenvironment in Bogor Indonesia. As Director of Sustainable Landscapes Programs he is responsible for the development and implementation of sustainable landscape programs, with an emphasis on the oil palm and forestry landscapes in Indonesia. Peter holds degrees in Agricultural Economics and in Tropical Agriculture. His working experience of 40 years spans agriculture, natural resources management, landscape management, water management and institutional development worldwide.

Dr. Suan-Choo Cheah

Dr. Suan-Choo Cheah

Chief Scientific Officer

ACGT Sdn Bhd

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Dr. Suan-Choo Cheah

Dr. Suan-Choo Cheah

Chief Scientific Officer

ACGT Sdn Bhd

AGENDA SESSION

Overcoming the Ganoderma Threat with Biotech Solutions

Day 2 [Tue 31, July], at 11:35 AM

PROFILE

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Dr. Cheah was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of ACGT Sdn Bhd in August 2006 to spearhead the establishment of the company as a centre of excellence in genomic science.  Prior to joining ACGT, she served 23 years in various research positions in the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), retiring in 2004 as the Head of MPOB’s Advanced Biotechnology and Breeding Centre (ABBC).

Dr. Cheah obtained her BSc and MSc degrees in Genetics from the University of Malaya in 1973 and 1976, respectively.  She graduated with a PhD in Microbiological Chemistry from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK in 1982, under the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship Award.  Following this, she served as a post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US.  In 2004, Dr. Cheah earned an Executive MBA degree from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

Dr. Cheah has been managing research projects in the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, genetic engineering and genomics in the last 36 years.  In the 1980s, she pioneered research in oil palm biotechnology when plant biotechnology was still in its infancy.  Her research findings have appeared in over 120 scientific papers in journals, books and conference proceedings, and she has been named as co-inventor in eight patents filed.  During her career, she supervised 6 PhD and 14 MSc students.  In 2003, she was made a Fellow of the Malaysian Scientific Association (FMSA) for her contributions to science and technology in Malaysia.

Ali Muhammad Lakdawala

Ali Muhammad Lakdawala

Vertical Head - Oil & Fats Procurement

ITC LImited

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Ali Muhammad Lakdawala

Ali Muhammad Lakdawala

Vertical Head - Oil & Fats Procurement

ITC LImited

AGENDA SESSION

Palm path in 2018-19 - Will it be more politicized

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 09:10 AM

Chairman’s Introduction

Day 2 [Tue 31, July], at 08:30 AM

PROFILE

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Ali Muhammad Lakdawala lead the procurement division in charge for Edible Oils & Fats at India’s premier FMCG conglomerate, ITC Ltd, India.
Prior to joining ITC Ltd, worked as a Senior Commodity Research Analyst and Trader at  Anand Rathi Commodities Ltd, India the only analyst given the opportunity to operate with three different commodity verticals (Energy Market, Edible Oil & Oilseeds and Spices). Previous work experience also includes as Research Analyst with renowned organization, Unit Trust of India (UTI) Commodities.
This culminated in numerous international report publications, being quoted in various business press (Bloomberg, Dowjones, Reuters, Economic Times, Platts, etc), invited as a Guest Speaker for Commodity Markets at various Global Conferences and Visiting lecturer at Mumbai University, India.

Tan Joon Sheong

Tan Joon Sheong

Chief Researcher (Breeding)

Felda Global Ventures Research & Development Sdn Bhd

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Tan Joon Sheong

Tan Joon Sheong

Chief Researcher (Breeding)

Felda Global Ventures Research & Development Sdn Bhd

AGENDA SESSION

Recent trials & successes with Felda's 3 Way Cross in close density planting

Day 2 [Tue 31, July], at 10:35 AM

PROFILE

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Dr. Tan graduated from University of Nottingham with a PhD in Bioscience. He specialises in plant disease resistance particularly in oil palm. He is currently the Head of Planting Material Division in FGV R&D where he is responsible for the release of advanced planting materials of oil palm with special traits. He has more than 15 years of experience in oil palm R&D

Rino Afrino

Rino Afrino

Deputy Secretary General

Indonesia Palm Oil Smallholder's Association (APKASINDO)

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Rino Afrino

Rino Afrino

Deputy Secretary General

Indonesia Palm Oil Smallholder's Association (APKASINDO)

AGENDA SESSION

Realizing the oil palm rejuvenation program in Riau & challenges faced

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 10:50 AM

PROFILE

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Rino currently serves as Deputy Secretary General of Indonesia Palm Oil Smallholder's Association (APKASINDO).
He is also a member of working group in the Indonesia Palm Oil Platform (FOKSBI-UNDP). 
and  a member of Smallholders empowerment and replanting program, Oil Palm Plantation Fund Management Agency
He graduated from petroleum engineer Trisakti University in Jakarta and achieved his master degree from  University in Riau.

Rezal Kusumaatmadja

Rezal Kusumaatmadja

Chief Operating Officer

PT. Rimba Makmur Utama

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Rezal Kusumaatmadja

Rezal Kusumaatmadja

Chief Operating Officer

PT. Rimba Makmur Utama

AGENDA SESSION

Protecting Indonesia’s peat ecosystem – Katingan Mentaya project

Day 2 [Tue 31, July], at 09:05 AM

PROFILE

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Rezal Kusumaatmadja is the COO of PT Rimba Makmur Utama. He has more than 15 years of experience in natural resource management, community-based planning, forest conservation and sustainable forest management. Rezal is also actively involved in the international REDD+ initiatives serving as an advisory board member to the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) from 2010 until 2017 and a member of the REDD+ Social Environmental Standards (REDD+ SES) international standards committee from 2009 to 2013.  Rezal holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Hawaii and a bachelor’s in city and regional planning from Cornell University

Dato'. Tony Peng

Dato'. Tony Peng

Chief Executive Officer

All Cosmos Industries Sdn Bhd

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Dato'. Tony Peng

Dato'. Tony Peng

Chief Executive Officer

All Cosmos Industries Sdn Bhd

AGENDA SESSION

Bio Fertilizer from oil palm biomass – recent trials & successes

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 02:50 PM

PROFILE

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Dato' Tony Peng, has more than 19 years of experience in the agriculture-related business. He spent substantial
time on R&D in the area of agricultural biotechnology. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
from the China University of Science and Technology, and an MBA Degree from the University of Honolulu,
Hawaii, USA. He is also pursuing a PhD in Bio-Composting Technology in University of Putra Malaysia
(UPM). He is currently the advisor of Institute of Bioproduct Development under University Technology Malaysia
(UTM). Dato’ Tony was selected by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), as one of the
Specialist Advisors in the working committee of Research and Innovation of Agricultural Green
Technology lead personally by MOSTI

Rajinder Singh

Rajinder Singh

Principal Research Officer/ Group Leader - Genomics Research

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

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Rajinder Singh

Rajinder Singh

Principal Research Officer/ Group Leader - Genomics Research

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

AGENDA SESSION

Increasing productivity and sustainability via innovative application of the SureSawitTM Shell testing

Day 2 [Tue 31, July], at 11:05 AM

PROFILE

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Rajinder has been with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board for the last 18 years. He holds a PhD in Plant Genetics and is currently the Head of Genomics Unit of the Advanced Biotechnology & Breeding Centre, at the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB).

Edoardo Cavallo

Edoardo Cavallo

Adviser, Impact Investment Solutions

Financial Access Consulting Services

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Edoardo Cavallo

Edoardo Cavallo

Adviser, Impact Investment Solutions

Financial Access Consulting Services

AGENDA SESSION

Replanting challenges for smallholders - Creating access to long term finance at scale

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 11:50 AM

PROFILE

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Edoardo Cavallo is an Impact Investment Adviser at Financial Access Consulting Services B.V.. He has expertise in financial sector assessment, transaction advisory and financial modelling as well as on credit risk management. Recently, he has been involved in the design of numerous smallholder financing programs aimed at improving sustainability across commodities value chain and the development of a smallholder credit scoring tool.

Mr. Cavallo holds a dual master in International Management from Bocconi University and in Finance & Investments from Rotterdam School of Management and is CFA candidate. He is fluent in Italian, English, French and competent in Spanish

Mohamed Fazil Bin Mohamad Saad

Mohamed Fazil Bin Mohamad Saad

Head of Biogas Utilization Unit

Felda Palm Industries Sdn Bhd

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Mohamed Fazil Bin Mohamad Saad

Mohamed Fazil Bin Mohamad Saad

Head of Biogas Utilization Unit

Felda Palm Industries Sdn Bhd

AGENDA SESSION

World's first palm-based commercial scale bio-compressed natural gas plant- Felda's success story

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 03:50 PM

PROFILE

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Mohamed Fazil started working for Felda Palm Industries since 2004 in various capacity such as chemist, mill assistant manager & lead internal auditor for ISO 9001 & 14001.  In 2012,he was seconded to MYBiomass, SPV for GSIAC initiative for 8 months before joining the Biomass Department  responsible for biogas project implementation, utilization & monitoring. He is currently the project leader for world’s first palm-based bioCNG plant in Malaysia

Mr. Douglas Tan

Mr. Douglas Tan

Group Managing Director

ABS Innovations Sdn Bhd

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Mr. Douglas Tan

Mr. Douglas Tan

Group Managing Director

ABS Innovations Sdn Bhd

AGENDA SESSION

Digital transformation of Oil Palm Plantations

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 02:20 PM

PROFILE

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Douglas Tan is the Managing Director of ABS Innovations and has over 15 years’ experience in implementing business improvement and digital transformation programs for a multitude of companies from property development and healthcare , logistics companies to plantation companies. Among the plantation companies included are Sinar Mas, Asian Agri, Cargill Plantations, Wilmar, Univanich, Sime Darby and United Malacca Berhad

Mr. Michael Yeong

Mr. Michael Yeong

Regional Business Development Manager-Sepuran / Membranes

Evonik Malaysia Sdn Bhd

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Mr. Michael Yeong

Mr. Michael Yeong

Regional Business Development Manager-Sepuran / Membranes

Evonik Malaysia Sdn Bhd

AGENDA SESSION

Biogas upgrading from Palm oil mill effluents

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 04:20 PM

PROFILE

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Micheal  is currently the Senior Business Manager for Evonik Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Currently he is actively promoting the use of membranes(SEPURAN®) in upgrading of biogas from POME across South East Asia. He is also currently the Vice President of Membership in Asia Pacific Biogas Alliance(APBA) -2018 term. The Asia Pacific Biogas Alliance was founded in 2014 to promote the sustainable growth and development of the Biogas industry in the region.

Anne Rosenbarger

Anne Rosenbarger

South East Asia Commodities Manager For the Food, Forests and Water Program

World Resources Institute (WRI)

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Anne Rosenbarger

Anne Rosenbarger

South East Asia Commodities Manager For the Food, Forests and Water Program

World Resources Institute (WRI)

AGENDA SESSION

Chairman’s Introduction

Day 1 [Mon 30, July], at 09:00 AM

Countdown to 2020: current challenges and opportunities in implementing corporate sustainability commitments

Day 2 [Tue 31, July], at 08:35 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/151026/speakers/AnneRosenbarger.jpgAnne has been based WRI in Indonesia for the last five years, concentrating primarily on the links between sustainable oil palm development and forest conservation in the region. Her most recent focus is on increasing the sustainability of companies in SE Asia via Global Forest Watch Commodities, a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that unites satellite technology and open data to provide business-relevant analyses for better supply chain management.