7th Oleochemicals Outlook,

25-26 Sep, 2019 - Singapore, SINGAPORE

Novotel Singapore on Stevens

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. Amit Mohta

Mr. Amit Mohta

Head of Asia Procurement and Unilever Oleochemicals Indonesia

Unilever Asia Pte Ltd

×
Mr. Amit Mohta

Mr. Amit Mohta

Head of Asia Procurement and Unilever Oleochemicals Indonesia

Unilever Asia Pte Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

UNILEVER’S JOURNEY ON SUSTAINABLE PALM INCLUDING SEI MANGKEI

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 10:45 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/190923/speakers/AmitMohta.jpgMr. Mohta has done his Post-graduation in Business Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata (India) with specialisation in Finance and Marketing. Thereafter, over more than 2 decades, he has worked in a variety of global and regional roles within Unilever.

 

Since 2013, he has led Unilever’s Commodities and Ingredients sourcing, including Palm Oil, where Unilever has made significant impact in bringing an impact on transparency while furthering standards and practises on ground with its supply partners. Over the last year, he now leads Procurement for Unilever in Asia and Heads the Unilever Oleochemical business. He is a Chevening Gurukul alumni and studied at the London School of Economics.

Mr. Marco Reyes

Mr. Marco Reyes

CEO

HanCole Corporation

×
Mr. Marco Reyes

Mr. Marco Reyes

CEO

HanCole Corporation

AGENDA SESSION

REFORMING THE COCONUT & OLEOCHEMICALS INDUSTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Day 2 [Thu 26, September], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/190923/speakers/MarcoReyes.jpgMarco Reyes graduated from De La Salle University in Manila with a degree in Chemical Engineering and completed his Masters in Business Administration from the same university.  He is currently the President of HanCole Industries Ltd.  HanCole is a global trading company engaged in oils & fats, oleochemicals, surfactants, and oleochemical derivatives.  He is the Vice-Chairman of United Coconut Associations of the Philippines or UCAP, and the President of Virgin Coconut Oil Philippines.  He has been in the Coconut and Oleochemical Industries for 24 years.

Jeff Ng

Jeff Ng

Managing Director, Chief Economist Asia

Continuum Economics

×
Jeff Ng

Jeff Ng

Managing Director, Chief Economist Asia

Continuum Economics

AGENDA SESSION

GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 11:45 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/190923/speakers/JeffNg.jpgJeff is Continuum Economics' Chief Economist, Asia, and is the company's lead macro and FX analyst for Asia, focusing on China and Singapore. Previously, Jeff was Head Investment Officer, Asia for Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, where he was responsible for Asian market investment views. Prior to that, he spent more than seven years with Standard Chartered Bank as an Asia and ASEAN Economist.

 

Jeff graduated from the National University of Singapore with an Economics degree, and received a Masters’ in Management and Strategy from the London School of Economics.

Mr. Tan Liok Min

Mr. Tan Liok Min

Process Manager Oleo

Desmet Ballestra Malaysia Sdn Bhd

×
Mr. Tan Liok Min

Mr. Tan Liok Min

Process Manager Oleo

Desmet Ballestra Malaysia Sdn Bhd

AGENDA SESSION

BIODIESEL FROM LOW GRADE FEEDSTOCK (UCO/ AF): TECHNOLOGICAL IMPLICATION

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 04:15 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/190923/speakers/TanLiokMin.jpgMr. Tan Liok Min graduated from National University of Malaysia with BSc. (Hons) degree in Chemical Technology in 2003. He has almost 15 years experience in the oils & fats and oleochemical industry starting as specialty fat R&D chemist and then food emulsifier production engineer in leading oil processing companies.


He joined Desmet Ballestra Malaysia 2009 as process engineer; involving in design, startup and project management for oil refining, fat modification, dewaxing, Biodiesel and oleochemical plants.  He was promoted as Process Manager Oleo in 2016.

Dr. Kyle Reynolds

Dr. Kyle Reynolds

Postdoctoral Fellow-Seed Engineering, Agriculture and Food

CSIRO

×
Dr. Kyle Reynolds

Dr. Kyle Reynolds

Postdoctoral Fellow-Seed Engineering, Agriculture and Food

CSIRO

AGENDA SESSION

ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY OF MEDIUM-CHAIN FATTY ACID OILS

Day 2 [Thu 26, September], at 11:10 AM

PROFILE

Dr. Kyle Reynolds graduated from Charles Sturt University in Australia with a PhD in science. His areas of expertise include plant biotechnology and metabolic engineering. He has been involved in various projects that are associated with increasing the production of oil and the modification of fatty acid compositions in plants. He has been working with CSIRO for the past 6 years.

Dr. Julian Conway Mcgill

Dr. Julian Conway Mcgill

Head of South East Asia

LMC International Ltd

×
Dr. Julian Conway Mcgill

Dr. Julian Conway Mcgill

Head of South East Asia

LMC International Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

THE OUTLOOK FOR FEEDSTOCK SUPPLY AND PRICES

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 09:40 AM

Chairman’s Introduction

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 01:30 PM

PROFILE

Dr Julian McGill is the Head of South East Asia at LMC International. He is in charge of research and business development for the ASEAN region. He and his team are based in Kuala Lumpur. A large proportion of his work focuses on palm and other vegetable oils  and their downstream products.


His main research interest is in understanding how growers and processors manage to achieve superior margins, despite operating in a commodity market.


Dr McGill holds an M.A. (Honours) in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and completed his PhD (DPhil) at the University of Oxford.

Mr. Bremen Yong

Mr. Bremen Yong

Director of Sustainability

Apical Group

×
Mr. Bremen Yong

Mr. Bremen Yong

Director of Sustainability

Apical Group

AGENDA SESSION

TRANSPARENT & RESPONSIBLE SOURCING IN PALM VALUE CHAINS

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 02:10 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/190923/speakers/BremenYong.jpgBremen Yong is an MBA graduate with more than 20 years of experience in the corporate and sustainability field. He actively participates in global multi-stakeholder forums, national working groups and standard development processes for the palm oil sector. He began his career in sustainability with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the largest globally-recognised non-profit standard organisation for palm oil. Prior to joining Apical Group, he was the Group Head of Sustainability for a SGX-listed RSPO-certified palm oil management company in Indonesia.

 

As Director of Sustainability for one of the largest processors and exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, Apical Group, he has driven sustainability extensively throughout Apical’s business operations and palm oil supply chain since 2016. He is among the lead initiators of SUSTAIN (Sustainability Assurance & Innovation Alliance), a platform for companies to collaborate, align efforts and build an inclusive industry-wide solution for palm oil traceability and sustainability through technology.

Mr. Tomohiko Amatani

Mr. Tomohiko Amatani

Research Manager, Fabric Care Research Laboratories

Lion Corporation

×
Mr. Tomohiko Amatani

Mr. Tomohiko Amatani

Research Manager, Fabric Care Research Laboratories

Lion Corporation

AGENDA SESSION

DEVELOPMENT OF SUPER-CONCENTRATED LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT

Day 2 [Thu 26, September], at 10:10 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/190923/speakers/TomohikoAmatani.jpgTomohiko Amatani is a research manager of Fabric Care Research Laboratories at Lion Corporation, Japan. He joined Lion Corporation in 2005 after his master's course from  Kyoto University. From 2005 to present he belongs to Fabric Care R&D
and develops value added laundry detergents and softeners with capsulated fragrance. Between 2014 and 2015, his base was moved to Malaysia and Lion's detergent market share grew steady with his contribution.

Mr. Salahudin Yaacob

Mr. Salahudin Yaacob

Assurance Director

Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

×
Mr. Salahudin Yaacob

Mr. Salahudin Yaacob

Assurance Director

Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

AGENDA SESSION

NEW STANDARDS FOR SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL – WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE PALM VALUE CHAIN

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 01:35 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/190923/speakers/SalahudinYaacob.jpgCommitted to making a difference and doing the right thing, Salahudin has chosen a path that allows him to do just that, within an area that he has the expertise for.

 

Salahudin Yaacob joined the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2011 as its Technical Director. Salahudin brings with him more to 20 years of experience with a number of reputable private and non governmental organizations.


Prior to joining RSPO, Salahudin worked for SGS the world largest certification body. His role was to manage the country affiliate’s Natural Resource Certification Section operating the forestry and oil palm certification programme. He is a qualified Lead Auditor for forest management and chain of custody certification under the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) and MTCC (Malaysia Timber Certification Council) certification schemes with more than 20 years experience at national, regional and international levels. He is also involved in RSPO and ISCC (International Standard for Carbon Certification) certification since the start of those certification schemes. He has verified and audited various forestry and oil palm companies and its processing facilities in SEA countries, China, India, Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Salahudin holds a Masters of Philosophy in Environmental and Natural Resources Management from University Malaya. Trained as botanist, he has worked towards the promotion of responsible management of the environment and natural resources across the region involving private business establishment, government agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO).

 

Through his many years of experience, Salahudin has gained a strong foothold of the assurance system as well as the overall management and operation of certification scheme, assurance, oversight and its M&E.  Salahudin is also a committee member of a number working groups at national and international levels that focused on eco-labelling, forest certification and oil palm certification. During his free time Salahudin enjoys reading, sports and outdoor activities.

Mr. Ben Liu

Mr. Ben Liu

Global Head of Commodity

PZ Cussons Singapore Pte Ltd

×
Mr. Ben Liu

Mr. Ben Liu

Global Head of Commodity

PZ Cussons Singapore Pte Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

SUSTAINABLE & STRATEGIC SOURCING STRATEGY – PZ CUSSON’S PERSPECTIVE

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 11:15 AM

PROFILE

Ben Liu graduated from Carlson Business School, University of Minnesota, MBA. He has served DuPont, Reckitt Benckiser, now in PZ Cussons. Have been a learner and a participant in Oleochemical market for 10+ years, as well as in other chemical / packaging areas for longer time.

Mr. Choon Wai How

Mr. Choon Wai How

Deputy General Manager

Global Amines Company

×
Mr. Choon Wai How

Mr. Choon Wai How

Deputy General Manager

Global Amines Company

AGENDA SESSION

GLOBAL/ASIA AMINES MARKET OUTLOOK & TRENDS

Day 2 [Thu 26, September], at 11:40 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/190923/speakers/HowChoonWai.jpgChoon Wai is the Deputy General Manager Global Amines Company (GAC), a Wilmar-Clariant joint venture
 
Global Amines Company, leveraging off the strength of Parent companies, Wilmar and Clariant, has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2013. Wilmar is Asia’s leading agribusiness group and global leading manufacturer of oleochemicals, accounting for about one-third of Asia’s fatty acid production. Clariant is Global leading Specialty Chemical Company with a long history in surfactant business.
 
Choon Wai has over 16 years of industry experience, has been with Global Amines Company since its inauguration in July 2013
 
Choon Wai is Singaporean, and in 2003 he graduated from National University of Singapore with a Hons. Degree in Chemical Engineering

Mr. S. Hari

Mr. S. Hari

Director

VVF Singapore Pte Ltd

×
Mr. S. Hari

Mr. S. Hari

Director

VVF Singapore Pte Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

GLOBAL OLEOCHEMICALS MARKETS - TRENDS & PROFITABILITY

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 09:10 AM

Chairman’s Introduction

Day 2 [Thu 26, September], at 09:00 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/190923/speakers/Hari.jpgS.Hari graduated in Chemical Engineering from UDCT, Mumbai (currently referred as ICT), a globally acclaimed institute for Chemical Engineering and Technology.A seasoned leader who has headed profit centres and had been CEO in several. Core strengths are business development, international marketing, successful turnaround of underperforming companies, start-up ventures and by product- process initiatives.


During his career of over 40 years he has had the opportunity of handling Oleo chemicals and surfactants, catering to diverse industries like home, personal care, leather, textiles, plastics to name a few. He started his career with P&G, followed by Castrol, Aegis, Drachem, SM Zschimmer & Schwarz, Bombay Oil Industries, Viswaat chemicals, Keemya Oman, Iffco and is currently with VVF Singapore.

For the last 10 years he has been heading VVF Singapore Pte Ltd, the trading arm of VVF (India) Ltd. He has been involved in sourcing various oleo and allied chemicals for the global market including various VVF businesses worldwide, from various manufacturers in Asia.
Mr. Zhang Li Jun

Mr. Zhang Li Jun

Supply Chain Director

Changshu Sino-Enterprise Petroleum Co. Ltd

×
Mr. Zhang Li Jun

Mr. Zhang Li Jun

Supply Chain Director

Changshu Sino-Enterprise Petroleum Co. Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

GLYCERINE MARKET TRENDS & OUTLOOK IN CHINA

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 02:40 PM

PROFILE

Mr. Levy Zhang Lijun graduated from Nanjing University. He is currently the Supply Chain Director of Changshu Sino Enterprise Petroleum Co. Ltd and prior to that, he worked as a Sale Manager at Changshu yitong polyurethane product Co. from 2005 - 2017. 

Mr. Chris de Lavigne

Mr. Chris de Lavigne

Partner - Financial Advisory (Strategy / M&A)

Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd

×
Mr. Chris de Lavigne

Mr. Chris de Lavigne

Partner - Financial Advisory (Strategy / M&A)

Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 09:00 AM

BIODIESEL OUTLOOK & ITS FUTURE

Day 1 [Wed 25, September], at 03:45 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Hu Jie Hua

Mr. Hu Jie Hua

CEO

Shanghai Union Oleochemical Co. Ltd

×
Mr. Hu Jie Hua

Mr. Hu Jie Hua

CEO

Shanghai Union Oleochemical Co. Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

CHINA OLEOCHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT

Day 2 [Thu 26, September], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon