11th Asia Sustainable Oil Palm Summit,

12-13 Sep, 2019 - Jakarta, INDONESIA

Le Meridien Jakarta

 

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

Mr. Jin Xi Cheong

Mr. Jin Xi Cheong

Founder

Poladrone Solutions Sdn. Bhd

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Mr. Jin Xi Cheong

Mr. Jin Xi Cheong

Founder

Poladrone Solutions Sdn. Bhd

AGENDA SESSION

GAP Using Drone Monitoring and Big Data Analytics

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 02:00 PM

PROFILE

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Jin Xi is currently the CEO of Poladrone, a leading UAS (drones) solutions company in Malaysia. He was awarded as a Forbes Asia 30 under 30 recipient in 2019 for Poladrone’s work in the agriculture sector. He is a certified remote pilot under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Australia and holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from Monash University Australia.

To date, Poladrone has mapped and analysed over 250,000 hectares of agriculture land within South East Asia with deep understanding on how drones can increase productivity in plantations. They are also manufacturing their own agriculture spraying drone customised to fit local requirements and believe automation is key to sustainability in the agriculture sector.

Jumpei Kato

Jumpei Kato

Chief Business Officer

Green Earth Institute Co.,Ltd

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Jumpei Kato

Jumpei Kato

Chief Business Officer

Green Earth Institute Co.,Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Converting Palm Oil Waste Into High Value Added Chemicals

Day 2 [Fri 13, September], at 11:00 AM

PROFILE

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Jumpei Kato, is the Chief Business Officer of Green Earth Institute in charge of oil palm projects in Malaysia & Indonesia.  Green Earth Institute aims to produce high value chemicals from oil palm waste using its technology in a Malaysian trial by 2022 with hopes of partnering with palm oil companies . Empty fruit bunches will be used but also palm trunks.

Dr. Meilina Ong Abdullah

Dr. Meilina Ong Abdullah

Principal Research Officer - Advance Biotech & Breeding Centre

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

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Dr. Meilina Ong Abdullah

Dr. Meilina Ong Abdullah

Principal Research Officer - Advance Biotech & Breeding Centre

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

AGENDA SESSION

Is Clonal Oil Palm a Sustainable Solution ?

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 11:50 AM

PROFILE

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Dr. Mei Abdullah is a Senior Principal Research Officer and currently heads the Breeding and Tissue Culture Unit. Educated entirely in Malaysia, she has been involved in oil palm biotechnology research for more than 24 years. Her initial research concentrated mainly on understanding the molecular aspects of oil palm tissue culture, which sparked her curiosity in epigenetics. Her current active involvement in the oil palm genome programme and breeding, which led to several major discoveries thus far, further paved her interest in genomics and epigenetics research for crop improvement.

Tuti Suryani Sirait

Tuti Suryani Sirait

Auditor

PT Sucofindo

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Tuti Suryani Sirait

Tuti Suryani Sirait

Auditor

PT Sucofindo

AGENDA SESSION

Comparing All Certification Standards (RSPO, ISPO & MSPO) & Latest Updates Related to Absolute Requirements for Obtaining the Certificate

Day 2 [Fri 13, September], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

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Tuti Suryani Sirait graduated from Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB). She has worked for 25 years at Sucofindo and during that time had experience as a Senior Lead Auditor. In the ISPO field, she has contributed to the establishment and renewal of the ISPO through meetings with the government and as an ISPO trainer held by the government. In the RSPO fied, she has been involved from 2009 as a Senior Lead Auditor, actively participating in RSPO meetings through the Certification Body  Regular meetings and RSPO annual meetings (RoundTable meetings).
She currently works as the Asia Regional Checkmark Training, which is responsible for carrying out endorsed RSPO Training in Asia and also conducts consulting services in the same field.

Nicholas Whittle

Nicholas Whittle

CFO

PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana TBK

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Nicholas Whittle

Nicholas Whittle

CFO

PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana TBK

AGENDA SESSION

The Indonesian Palm Oil Industry – Staying Resilient to Market Challenges

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 09:00 AM

PROFILE

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Mr. Nicholas Justin Whittle serves as Independent Director of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk since December 2016. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Oriental Studies (Japanese) from University of Cambridge, and Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, New York.

He was an Independent Consultant of PT Capital Inc Tbk, Siam Cement Consortium-Feasibility Study for Underground Coal Gas, CSG Boremaster-investment proposal and financial modelling, PT ODG Indonesia, Robust Resources Ltd and PT Surya Semesta Internusa Tbk. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Hot-Hed International SA (2006-2011), Technical Advisor to the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (2001-2005), and as Senior Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor at PT Kim Eng Securities (1999-2001).

Mr. U. R. Unnithan

Mr. U. R. Unnithan

President

Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA)

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Mr. U. R. Unnithan

Mr. U. R. Unnithan

President

Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA)

AGENDA SESSION

Malaysia’s B10 Biodiesel Program – Making It Work

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 10:50 AM

PROFILE

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Mr Unnithan is the Founder & CEO of SUMWIN Group- specialized in value added Food, Feed, Oleo-chemicals, Neutraceuticals & Renewable Energy.. He has 35 years of Corporate & Professional experience in the field of Oils & Fats, Oleo-chemicals

 22 years as Executive Director of CAROTINO Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, responsible for all Palm Oil downstream businesses of the group.
Worked with the Unilever Group in India at a Senior Management level.

He is President of the Malaysian Biodiesel Association; actively involved in the implementation of the Biodiesel program in Malaysia since 2001.
He owns 3 Patents in the field of Oils & Fats

Oscar Tjakra

Oscar Tjakra

Executive Director

RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

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Oscar Tjakra

Oscar Tjakra

Executive Director

RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

AGENDA SESSION

Positioning of CPO vs Other Edible Oils – Implications Of Current Political Trends, Soybean Trade and Sustainability

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 10:20 AM

PROFILE

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Oscar Tjakra is an Executive Director in Rabobank's global RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness department. He is located in Singapore, and focuses on palm oil and grains and oilseeds sector.  Oscar holds a Master of Science in Applied Finance from Singapore Management University and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University. In his previous role, he was Senior Vice President of Freight Research with Oldendorff Carriers Singapore, where he led global supply and demand research of the grains & oilseeds sector

Julia Majail

Julia Majail

Director - Standard Development

Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

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Julia Majail

Julia Majail

Director - Standard Development

Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

AGENDA SESSION

RSPO New Updates In Incentivising Oil Palm SmallHolders

Day 2 [Fri 13, September], at 09:50 AM

PROFILE

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Julia joined the RSPO Secretariat Office in July 2011, based at the RSPO Secretariat Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In March 2018, she assumed the role as the Director of the Standard Development Department for RSPO.  She is responsible for the development and implementation of sustainability standards, procedures and guidelines for RSPO, and the overall management of the Standard Development department, including providing advice and input of strategic and policy significance to facilitate decision making. Prior to her current role, she was the Smallholder Program Manager for RSPO.
Julia has a Bachelor's degree in Social Science majoring in Mass Communication and Political Science, and a Master's Degree in Education Management.

Mr. Enoku Tay

Mr. Enoku Tay

Vice President Director

PT. Pulau Sambu

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Mr. Enoku Tay

Mr. Enoku Tay

Vice President Director

PT. Pulau Sambu

AGENDA SESSION

Coconut – Making A Comeback

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 05:00 PM

PROFILE

Mr Enoku Tay started his career in the Sambu group in the Coconut production department in 2004. In 2006, he became the Vice GM responsible for procurement, sales, production as well as logistics. In 2016, he became the Vice President Director of Sambu Group, the world's largest and most integrated coconut producer in Indonesia

Hariri Sadiman

Hariri Sadiman

Managing Director

Jerami Indah Sdn Bhd

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Hariri Sadiman

Hariri Sadiman

Managing Director

Jerami Indah Sdn Bhd

AGENDA SESSION

A Smallholder’s Perspective on its Journey to Being Certified

Day 2 [Fri 13, September], at 12:00 PM

PROFILE

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Hariri Sadiman graduated from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree. He had worked with PETRONAS, the Malaysian oil & gas company. Before he retired from PETRONAS in 2005, he was involved in project management, knowledge management & materials management. He started his smallholder oil palm farm in 2007 with guidance from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). He was a recipient of two Awards: Member of MPOB 30 Ton Club, 2012 & Outstanding Oil Palm Smallholder (Peninsular Malaysia) 2014

Paul Boon

Paul Boon

Team Leader

Indonesia-Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Program (IACCBP)

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Paul Boon

Paul Boon

Team Leader

Indonesia-Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Program (IACCBP)

AGENDA SESSION

Sustainable Practices On Integrating Cattle Breeding Into Palm Oil Plantations

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 04:30 PM

PROFILE

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Mr Paul Boon is an Indonesia-based International Development professional with extensive experience in South East Asia with a focus on rural livelihoods and sustainable integrated agriculture farming systems. Paul worked as advisor, team leader and program director for bi-lateral, multilateral and private agencies. Paul holds a Masters in Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture from Belgium and is a member of the Asset Based Community Development Asia Pacific Network and the Australian Institute of Management. Currently Paul is the Program Director for the Indonesia Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Program

Wahyu Darsono

Wahyu Darsono

Ranch Manager - Oil Palm-Cattle Integration

PT. Buana Karya Bhakti

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Wahyu Darsono

Wahyu Darsono

Ranch Manager - Oil Palm-Cattle Integration

PT. Buana Karya Bhakti

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 04:30 PM

PROFILE

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Wahyu Darsono hold a PhD degree in Animal Science from IPB University, Bogor Indonesia. His area of academic specialization was in Rural Science and Livestock Industry. He works at PT Buana Karya Bhakti as a Ranch Manager of Palm Cow Integration Department (SISKA Ranch) since 2016.

James Veale

James Veale

VP - Agri Solutions

SAP Asia Pacific Japan

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James Veale

James Veale

VP - Agri Solutions

SAP Asia Pacific Japan

AGENDA SESSION

Applying Block Chain Technology To Enhance Palm Oil Traceability

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 02:30 PM

PROFILE

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James joined SAP four years ago to head up the APJ regions growing Agri Business initiatives. James has over 20 years experience in Agri commodity trading which lead him to a deep understanding of the entire agri supply chain from Farm to Fork. Having consulted for over 100 agri companies from Norwegian agri co-ops to the largest US agri traders, James has a wide understanding of Agri business challenges and opportunities. Most recently James was GM of a software company specialising in agri and mineral bulk handling solutions based in Adelaide.
James is driving SAPs Agri innovation in the region and is one of the key drivers behind the SUSTAIN initiative, to trace every MT of Palm Oil via blockchain to prove its sustainability credentials. James is also driving innovation around IOT, drone imagery/surveys and predicative analytics – all using the power of SAPs HANA platform. James has a BSC in Engineering, a masters degree in design engineering , am MSc in computer science and a MBA

Sheldon Lahra

Sheldon Lahra

Director of Customer Experience & Development

ABS Innovations Sdn Bhd

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Sheldon Lahra

Sheldon Lahra

Director of Customer Experience & Development

ABS Innovations Sdn Bhd

AGENDA SESSION

Becoming Sustainable Through Operational Process Digitalisation & Organisational Development

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 03:00 PM

PROFILE

Sheldon has a background in F&B technology, Enterprise Software Sales, and Experience Management Consultancy. His experience has led him through small start-ups, privately owned Australian organisations, and global companies; all of which aim to provide and implement digital tools to drive sustainability, profitability and growth. Currently, he is managing customer experiences and business development for ABS Global, an international organisation specializing in the implementation of business performance improvement programs and digital tools which deliver quantum leaps of improvement in  profitability and growth.

 

Christopher Wiggs

Christopher Wiggs

Consultant

Aidenvironment Asia

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Christopher Wiggs

Christopher Wiggs

Consultant

Aidenvironment Asia

AGENDA SESSION

Supplier Group Mapping Program – Stepping Up Efforts For Deforestation Free Palm Oil Supply Chains

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 04:00 PM

PROFILE

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Christopher Wiggs has a background in wildlife conservation, having worked for many years with primate rescue and conservation NGOs in Indonesia and the UK. His work involved both caring for captive primates and providing administrative support to conservation projects. As many primates in Indonesia are threatened by agricultural expansion, he became involved in efforts to prevent forest loss by palm oil companies, principally through the mechanisms of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. This work lead to him to study for an MSc in primate conservation at Oxford Brookes University in the UK. For his MSc project, Christopher worked with Aidenvironment to conduct a study in to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil complaints system, analysing its strengths and weaknesses and how effective it has been at conserving forests on plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Christopher joined Aidenvironment Asia in July 2017, bringing his previous experience in wildlife conservation to efforts to improve sustainability in palm oil supply chains, and improving stakeholder mechanisms for sustainable palm oil. 

Dr. Ir. Donald Siahaan

Dr. Ir. Donald Siahaan

Principal Researcher & Head of Research Group

Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute (IOPRI)

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Dr. Ir. Donald Siahaan

Dr. Ir. Donald Siahaan

Principal Researcher & Head of Research Group

Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute (IOPRI)

AGENDA SESSION

3 -MCPD And GE challenge – What Is Indonesia’s Stance And Concerns?

Day 1 [Thu 12, September], at 11:20 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Audrey Chiu

Audrey Chiu

Regional Marketing Manager

BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd.

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Audrey Chiu

Audrey Chiu

Regional Marketing Manager

BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd.

AGENDA SESSION

Advancing Our Journey Towards Sustainable Palm

Day 2 [Fri 13, September], at 11:30 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon