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Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture 2017

 

SECURING ASIA’S FOOD AND NUTRITION FUTURE

 

13-15 MARCH 2017, JAKARTA, INDONESIA

Enhancing Access to Finance, Technology, Knowledge and Markets 

The 4th Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture will convene over 450 decision makers from business, government, investors, the development community and farmers to establish innovative and collaborative approaches to achieving food and nutrition security in Asia.

Delegates will produce actionable recommendations for increasing productivity across seven key agricultural commodities in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on agricultural sustainability, product innovation for food safety and nutrition, and collaboration along the entire food chain.

 

 

AGENDA

SECURING ASIA’S FOOD AND NUTRITION FUTURE

Enhancing Access to Finance, Technology, Knowledge and Markets

Asia is home to 4 billion people and the region faces some of the biggest and toughest challenges, such as hunger, poverty, malnutrition, gender inequality and the adverse impacts of climate change, to name just a few.

The 4th Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture will convene over 450 decision makers from business, government, investors, the development community and farmers to establish innovative and collaborative approaches to achieving food and nutrition security in Asia.

Delegates will produce actionable recommendations for enhancing farmer access to finance, technology, knowledge and markets across seven commodities focusing on agricultural sustainability, product innovation, food safety and collaboration along the food chain holistically.

This draft agenda indicates both confirmed speakers and those not yet confirmed, and is subject to change.

Grand Hyatt Jakarta

0745 – 0900

Networking coffee

0900 – 0905

Welcome address

Facilitator: Malcolm Preston,Global Sustainability Leader, PwC

0905 – 1000

Opening discussion panel

Enhancing food and nutrition security in ASEAN

Moderator: Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC

Segfredo Serrano, Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Department of Agriculture, Philippines

Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Dharnesh Gordhon, President Director, Nestlé Indonesia

Franky Widjaja, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Golden Agri-Resources

1000 – 1010

Plenary keynote address

Proposing a new deal to smallholder producers

Pierre Courtemanche, Chief Executive, GeoTraceability

1010 – 1040

Networking coffee and farmer discussions

1040 – 1045

Doddy Izwardy, Director of Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Indonesia

1045 – 1050

Presentation

Beverley Postma, Chief Executive, HarvestPlus

1050 – 1130

Discussion panel

New approaches to boost health and nutrition in Asia

Moderator: Beverley Postma, Chief Executive, Harvest Plus

Franciscus Welirang, Director, Indofood

Dipanwita Chakraborty, Regional Director, Corporate Responsibility, Cargill Asia Pacific

Hendrik Rosenthal, Senior Manager, Applied Sustainability – Nutrition & Health, ‎BASF

Bruno Kistner, Secretary, Asian Roundtable on Food Innovation for Improved Nutrition (ARoFIIN)

1130 – 1140

Welcome addresses

Franky Widjaja, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Golden Agri-Resources

Shinta Kamdani, President, Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development

1140 – 1145

Addresses

Secretary General, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Indonesia

1145 – 1200

Guest of honour

Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister for National Development & Planning, Indonesia

1200 – 1300

1. General delegates networking lunch

2. Closed lunch with selected regional government and business leaders (By Invitation Only)

1310 – 1320

Plenary keynote address

The role of business in transforming global food systems

Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

1320 – 1350

Discussion panel: Business perspective

Scaling up gender empowerment initiatives in food and agriculture

Moderator: Jenny Costelloe, Country Director, Partnerships, Grow Asia

Jeannette Gurung, Executive Director, WOCAN

Imran Nasrullah, Chief Executive, Indonesia, Louis Dreyfus Company

Pablo Pacheco, Principal Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

1350 – 1420

Plenary discussion

Innovations in agriculture supply chains

Moderator: Grahame Dixie, Executive Director, Grow Asia

Peter Whiteside, Vice President, Commercial, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Asia

Dorron Mottes, Chief Executive, nFrnds

Musdhalifah Machmud, Deputy for Food and Agriculture, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia

1440 – 1820

Working groups

Participants in seven commodity working groups will produce actionable recommendations for enhancing smallholder access to finance, technology, knowledge and markets, and for holistic and inclusive approaches to integrate agriculture with health and nutrition.

These recommendations will be presented in the plenary session on Day 2, and published in a post-Forum outcome and recommendations report.

 

14.40 – 14.45

Agenda setting and objectives

 

14.45 – 15.00

Small-holder Farmer Conversations

 

15.00 – 15.30

Panel discussion I (focus on Finance & Technology)

Moderated by Chair

 

15.30 – 16.00

Roundtable discussion I

Discussion led by Panel members and Discussion leaders

 

16.00 – 16.20

Discussion leaders summarise key points and recommendations

 

16.20 – 16.40

Coffee break

 

16.40 – 17.10

Panel discussion II (focus on Knowledge & Markets)

Moderated by Chair

 

17.10 – 17.40

Roundtable discussion II

Discussion led by Panel members and Discussion leaders

 

17.40 – 18.00

Discussion leaders summarise key points and recommendations

 

18.00 – 18.20

Wrap up of Panels I and II by Chair

Krakatau

Section A

Aquaculture and Fisheries

Chair: Geoffrey Muldoon, Senior Manager, Business and Industry, WWF Coral Triangle

Smallholder farmer conversation

Farmer: Pak Ardian, Lhokseumawe, Aceh

Panel discussion I

Alistair Douglas, Founder, Partner, EcoHub Global

Anita Hesti Aswin, Chief of Public Policy and Government Relations, 8villages

Brahmantya Satyamurti Poerwadi, Director General, Marine and Spatial Planning, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia

Nilanto Perbowo, Director General, Product Competitiveness, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia

Panel discussion II

David Shearer, Director, International Partnerships and Program Delivery, World Fish

Flavio Alzueta, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, GlobalGAP

Art Prapha, Senior Advisor, Campaigns & Advocacy, Private Sector Development, Oxfam International

Krakatau

Section C

Cocoa

Chair: Nurdiana Darus, Director, Southeast Asia, Rainforest Alliance

Smallholder farmer conversation

Farmer: Pak Muslimin, Southeast Sulawesi

Panel discussion I

Manfred Borer, Country Director, Indonesia, Swisscontact

Fay Fay Choo, Asia Cocoa Director, Mars

Andi Sitti Asmayanti, Cocoa Life South-East Asia Director, Mondelez International

Panel discussion II

Lachlan Monsborough, Global Cocoa Sustainability R&D Manager, Barry Callebaut

Soteanto Abdoellah, Chair, Indonesia Cocoa Board

Camille Paran, Cocoa Sustainability Country Lead, Indonesia, Cargill

Rini Indrayanti, Executive Director, Cocoa Sustainability Partnership

Grand ballroom

Section B

Coffee

Chair: Ayan Banerjee, Chief Executive, Fairtrade Network of Asia and Pacific Producers

Smallholder farmer conversation

Farmer: Opung Purnama and Opung Lambas, Lake Toba, North Sumatra

Panel discussion I

Fitrian Ardiansyah, Country Director, Indonesia, IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Wisman Djaja, Director, Sustainable Agriculture Development, Nestlé Indonesia

Veronica Herlina, Executive Director, SCOPI

Panel discussion II

Irfan Anwar, President Director, Coffindo

Chu Van Chuong, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam

Kulbir Mehta, Country Manager, Indonesia, Solidaridad

Grand ballroom

Section B

Dairy

Chair: Vinod Ahuja, Livestock Policy Officer, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Smallholder farmer conversation

Farmer: Pak Sudar, Wonokerto, Pekalongan, East Java

Panel discussion I

Akhmad Sawaldi, Dairy Development Manager, FrieslandCampina Indonesia

Tashi Samdup, Director, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Bhutan

Rudi Syahrudi, Head of Milk Procurement & Dairy Development, Nestle Indonesia

Panel discussion II

Steve Staal, Program Leader, Policy, Trade & Value Chains, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Chandavone Phoxay, Deputy Director-General, Hygiene-Health Promotion Department, Ministry of Health, Laos

Nguyen Quoc Khanh, Executive Director, Research & Development, Vinamilk

Rinjani room

Grains

Chair: Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director, CropLife Asia

Smallholder farmer conversation

Farmer: Pak Sholahudin, Banyubang, Lamongan, East Java

Panel discussion I

Ronny Iswara, Head of Business Development and Change Management Rabobank Indonesia

Ganesh Pamugar Satyagraha, President Director, Monsanto Indonesia

Sumardjo Gatot Irianto, Director General of Food Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia

Panel discussion II

Kevin Roepke, Regional Director, South and Southeast Asia, US Grain Council

Sayed Azam-Ali, Chief Executive, Crops for the Future

Rachel Zedeck, Director of Sustainability and Climate Smart Agriculture, Control Union Bangkok, Peterson Consulting

Grand ballroom

Section C

Palm Oil

Chair: Elizabeth Clarke, Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager, Zoological Society of London

Smallholder farmer conversation

Farmer: Pak Sofyan, Keluang, South Sumatra

Panel discussion I

Agus Purnomo, Managing Director for Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement,
Golden Agri-Resources

Petra Meekers, Director, CSR & Sustainable Development, Musim Mas

Triyanto Fitriyardi, Operations Officer, Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services Department, International Finance Corporation

Panel discussion II

Guy Hogge, Global Head, Sustainability, Louis Dreyfus Company

Tomoyuki Uno, Global Commodities Advisor, Green Commodities Programme, UNDP Indonesia

Agung Baskoro, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Cargill Indonesia

Grand ballroom

Section A

Rice

Chair: Bruce Tolentino, Co-Chair, Sustainable Rice Platform, and Deputy Director General, Communications and Partnerships, IRRI

Smallholder farmer conversation

Farmer:

Panel discussion I

Segfredo Serrano, Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Department of Agriculture, Philippines

Matthias Bickel, Program Director, Agriculture, German International Cooperation (GIZ)

Parveen Kathuria, President Director, Syngenta Indonesia

Panel discussion II

Regina Moench-Pfanner, Founder and CEO, ibn360

Wyn Ellis, Consultant, Coordinator, Sustainable Rice Platform, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Chris Stevens, Director of Agribusiness, Kellogg Asia Pacific

Aftab Alam Khan, International Advocacy and Policy Manager, ActionAid International

1830 – 2030

Networking reception

Grand Hyatt Jakarta

0730 – 0850

Networking coffee

0850 – 0900

Welcome address

Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC

0900 – 0910

Opening address

Hari Priyono, Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia

Muliaman Hadad, Chairman, Financial Services Authority, Indonesia

0910 – 0950

SDG Discussion panel I

Multi-stakeholder and integrated approaches to the Sustainable Development Goals “Nutrition and Health”

Moderator: Francine Pickup, Deputy Country Coordinator, UNDP Indonesia

Pungkas Bahjuri Ali, Director, Health and Community Nutrition, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia

Kamel Chida, Deputy Director, Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Beverley Postma, Chief Executive, HarvestPlus

Hendro Poedjono, Director, Public and Regulatory Affairs, AMEA, FrieslandCampina

0950 – 1030

SDG Discussion panel II

Multi-stakeholder and integrated approaches to the Sustainable Development Goals towards “Labour rights and opportunities”

Moderator: Anna Chilczuk, Regional Director, South-East Asia, Mercy Corps

Miguel Coleta, Sustainability Officer, Philip Morris International

Juan Gonzalez-Valero, Head of Public Policy and Sustainability, Syngenta

Lidia Rusvita, Human Resource Director, Monsanto Indonesia

1030 – 1100

Plenary discussion

Fire Free Alliance: One year on – FFA reflections and review

Moderator: Matthew Reddy, Director, Forest Solutions Group & Climate Smart Agriculture, WBCSD

Anderson Tanoto, Director, Royal Golden Eagle Group

Petra Meekers, Director of CSR & Sustainable Development, Musim Mas

Montty Girianna, Deputy for Coordination, Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Management, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Indonesia

Dorjee Sun, Director, Carbon Conservation

1100 – 1130

Networking coffee and farmer discussions

1130 – 1240

Break-out sessions: Cross-commodity challenges and solutions

Bromo room

1. Crop diversification: Opportunities and benefits for smallholders

Chair: Fenton Beed, Regional Director, East & South East Asia/Oceania, World Vegetable Center

Soth Sithon, Department Director of Economic Development, Ministry of Woman Affairs, Cambodia

Ryan Roth, CEO, Kabu & Co

Grand ballroom

Section A

2. Climate-smart agriculture: Strategies and way forward

Chair: Matthew Reddy, Director, Forest Solutions Group and Climate Smart Agriculture, WBCSD

Daniel Jongejan, Director – Asia, PUR Projet

Imelda Bacudo, Senior Advisor Policy and Plan Specialist, ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change

Herry Kristanto, Corporate Engagement Lead, Monsanto Indonesia

Agus Purnomo, Managing Director for Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement, Golden Agri-Resources

Fitri Hasibuan, North Sumatra Senior Landscape Program Manager, Conservation International

Grand ballroom

Section A

3. Land rights: Pathways to prosperity for Asia’s smallholder farmers

Chair: Fitrian Ardiansyah, Country Director, Indonesia, Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)

Benedick Bowie, Partner, TMP Systems

Iman Santoso, Senior Terrestrial Policy Advisor, Conservation International

Petra Meekers, Director, CSR & Sustainable Development, Musim Mas

Don Johnston, Chief Risk Officer, Bank Andara

Grand ballroom

Section B

4. Inclusive business and finance for improving Asian agriculture

Chair: Mark Ingram, Chief Executive, Business for Development (B4D)

Ivo Mulder, REDD+ Green Economy Advisor, UNEP

Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

Amanda Putri Witdarmono, Founder, We The Teachers & Global Shaper, WEF

Jim Tomecko, Senior Advisor, Australia – Indonesia Partnership for Rural Economic Development (AIP – Rural)

Ade Mulyo, Partnerships Specialist, UNDP Indonesia

Grand ballroom

Section C

5. Obesity and malnutrition: Asia’s challenge

Chair: Bruno Kistner, Policy Director, Food Industry Asia (FIA)

Steven Bartholomeusz, Head of Advocacy & Communications, Food Industry Asia

Hendro Poedjono, Director, Public and Regulatory Affairs, AMEA, FrieslandCampina

Krakatau

Section A

By invitation only: 1100 – 1300

Business-led innovation and the SDGs: Implications for Agriculture and Food by CSIRO

1240 – 1340

Lunch

1340 – 1350

Presentation

Sofyan Djalil, Minister for Agrarian and Spatial Planning, Indonesia

1350 – 1500

Report from Day One Working Groups

Aquaculture & Fisheries, Cocoa, Coffee, Grains, Dairy, Palm Oil, Rice

Recommendations from day one working groups

Chair: Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC

Geoffrey Muldoon, Senior Manager for Business and Industry, WWF Coral Triangle

Nurdiana Darus, Director, Southeast Asia, Rainforest Alliance

Ayan Banerjee, CEO, Network of Asia and Pacific Producers, Fairtrade International

Vinod Ahuja, Livestock Policy Officer, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director, CropLife Asia

Elizabeth Clarke,, Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager, Zoological Society of London

Bruce Tolentino, Co-Chair, Sustainable Rice Platform, and Deputy Director General, Communication and Partnerships, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

1500 – 1530

Audience Q&A

1535 – 1545

Closing

Summary remarks and the way forward

1545 – 1800

Women in agriculture roundtable by Grow Asia (by invitation only)

  • Aftab Alam Khan
    Aftab Alam Khan International Advocacy and Policy Manager ActionAid International

    Aftab Alam Khan

    International Advocacy and Policy Manager
    ActionAid International

    Mr Aftab Alam Khan is International Advocacy and Policy Manager with ActionAid international with over twenty years of experience ranging from local level work with peasants, smallholder women and men farmers and youth on sustainable agriculture and trade justice to national, regional and international advocacy engagements with UNFAO, WTO, UNCTAD, G77 etc. He has travelled extensively for field visits and conferences in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and USA. Trained as agricultural and development economist from Pakistan and UK, Mr Khan is based in Pakistan with a wife, two daughters and a son.

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  • agus-purnomo
    Agus Purnomo Managing Director for Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Golden Agri-Resources

    Agus Purnomo

    Managing Director for Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement
    Golden Agri-Resources

    Agus Purnomo joined GAR in October 2014. He heads the Sustainability Department and he is repsonsible for planning GAR’s sustainability strategy and implementing the company’s sustainability commitments throughout the entire value chain. His role also includes communicating and engaging with strategic stakeholders. Prior to joining GAR, he held many positions in the government, multi-lateral institutions and international and national NGOs. These included Special Assistant to the President of Indonesia for Climate Change (2010-2014), Special Assistant to the Minister of Environment (2004-2009), the World Bank (2002-2004) and Executive Director of WWF Indonesia. He has also worked in many other national organisations involved in sustainable development issues. Agus graduated with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Conservation Policy from Tufts University in the USA, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Prasetya Mulya Management Institute in Indonesia.

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  • Akhmad Sawaldi new
    Akhmad Sawaldi Dairy Development Program Manager FrieslandCampina Indonesia

    Akhmad Sawaldi

    Dairy Development Program Manager
    FrieslandCampina Indonesia

    Akhmad Sawaldi is the Dairy Development Program (DDP) & FDOV Project Manager FrieslandCampina Indonesia (PT. Frisian Flag Indonesia). After working extensively inside the factories, Akhmad is now responsible for the DDP & FDOV Projects to support local dairy farmers in Indonesia since 2013. FDOV is sponsored by Dutch Government & supported by the Indonesian Government. Some promising early results have already been delivered, such as the Milk Collection Point (MCP), Farmer2Farmer, management training for cooperatices, Dairy Village, and the Young Farmers Academy.

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  • Alistair Douglas B&W
    Alistair Douglas Founder, Partner EcoHub Global

    Alistair Douglas

    Founder, Partner
    EcoHub Global

    Alistair undertook his post-graduate research into the qualities and supply chain management of sashimi grade tuna traded between Australia and Japan. Collaborating with industry, research and government organizations in Australia and Japan and based at Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market for 8 months of the year and 4 months in the production zone in Australia. The research lead to world first digital grading and sensory analytical profiling of sashimi grade tuna. In 2007, he established Seafood Services Japan (SSJ) to provide trading and consulting services to the global seafood industry wishing to access the Japanese market. SSJ imported and sold seafood (mostly tuna) both direct and through fixed pricing and auctions throughout the country. In 2010, through a Singaporean based JV, he imported frozen, chilled and live seafood from more than 15 countries and over 500 products. He also designed a fillet level traceability system that, in-conjunction with Australia’s CSIRO, demonstrated that DNA traceability from an individual fish down to a piece of sushi through the supply chain is possible.

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  • Amanda Witdarmono
    Amanda Witdarmono Executive Director We the Teachers

    Amanda Witdarmono

    Executive Director
    We the Teachers

    Amanda Witdarmono is the Executive Director of We the Teachers, an organization that works closely with school leaders, principals and administrators to design and deliver teachers’ professional development, specifically in pedagogy, through workshops, classroom observations, and lesson analysis. Since its founding in 2014, We the Teachers have reached to more than 3,000 educators in public and private schools throughout Indonesia. Amanda holds a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Boston University and a masters degree in Education Development from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research has been acknowledged by many institutions, among which are UNESCO and the IMF. Prior to We the Teachers, Amanda’s experience includes teaching in the US and Indonesia, and working at the Office of the Governor of Jakarta in its cash-transfer program for students. Amanda is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.

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  • Anderson Tanoto 02
    Anderson Tanoto Director RGE

    Anderson Tanoto

    Director
    RGE

    Anderson is a member of the executive committee of Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) and a Director of RGE Group – a group of world-class companies in resource-based manufacturing industries operating in Indonesia, China and Brazil, with over US$15 billion in assets and a workforce of over 50,000 people.

    Anderson is closely involved in APRIL’s fiber operations and business transformation activities. He provides strategic direction on the various sustainability and conservation initiatives undertaken by APRIL, one of which is the multi-stakeholder Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER) programme in partnership with Fauna & Flora International, BIDARA and The Nature Conservancy.  He is also instrumental in the design of the innovative Fire Free Village Programme. Anderson spends most of his time overseeing APRIL’s main operations in Kerinci, Riau to learn more about the business from the ground up.

    As an emerging young business leader, Anderson has been invited to participate in various committees to drive global business and sustainability goals. At present, he is a member of Tropical Forest Alliance 2020’s Southeast Asia Regional Committee. He is also Indonesia Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s (KADIN) representative to Brazil and Canada. He was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Forests between 2015 to 2016.  

    Anderson is passionate about community development and philanthropy. He is actively involved in the Tanoto Foundation, which was founded in 1981 by the Tanoto family to alleviate poverty through education, empowerment and enhancement of quality of lives. As a Board member of the Foundation, Anderson drives various foundation initiatives focusing on the future generation of Indonesia, such as the Tanoto Entrepreneurship Series in collaboration of University of Indonesia attended by President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo and Vice-President of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla. 

    Prior joining the family’s business, Anderson was a consultant at Bain & Company, focusing on consumer products and financial services. While at Bain, he acquired significant Southeast Asia expertise and knowledge working with clients in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

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  • Andi Sitti Asmayanti
    Andi Sitti Asmayanti South East Asia Cocoa Development Manager Mondelez International

    Andi Sitti Asmayanti

    South East Asia Cocoa Development Manager
    Mondelez International

    Andi Sitti Asmayanti (Yanti) is lead Cocoa Life program in South East Asia, the cocoa sustainability program for Mondelēz International. Cocoa Life aims to transform the company’s cocoa supply chain by investing directly in creating empowered, thriving cocoa communities as the essential foundation for sustainable cocoa. With its $400 million investment over 10 years in Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International is committed to empowering 200,000 cocoa farmers and improving the lives of more than 1 million people in cocoa communities.

    She had more than 15 years of experience across industry sectors like FMCG (chocolate and snacking), supply chain and agriculture, with specialized in strategy supply chain and sustainability, agriculture development, international relations and trading, risk management, people management, and corporate government affairs, business and commercial acumen.

    She previously worked in Mars Incorporated, was responsible for lead Commercial and Sourcing operations and their Sustainability Supply Chain program in Indonesia. She holds a Master Business Administration on Finance. Since 2013, she has served on the Supervisory Board of Cocoa Sustainability Partnership.

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  • Anita Hesti Aswin
    Anita Hesti Aswin Chief of Public Policy and Government Relations 8 villages

    Anita Hesti Aswin

    Chief of Public Policy and Government Relations
    8 villages

    Anita has more than 20 years of experience managing agricultural value chains in Indonesia. Before joining 8villages, Anita oversaw the Indonesian horticultural strategy for the AMARTA project funded by USAID. Her duties included managing the value chain, from the production to post-harvest management, processing and marketing (domestic and export). She developed and implemented comprehensive training plans for producers, supporting farmers groups and regional associations. Anita was previously a National Technical Advisor for Market Restructing for UN Food and Agricultural Organization (UN FAO). In the private sector, Anita worked with consumer goods companies, including Cadbury Schweppes and Nippon Suisan Kaisha.

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  • Anna Chilczuk
    Anna Chilczuk Regional Director, South and East Asia Mercy Corps

    Anna Chilczuk

    Regional Director, South and East Asia
    Mercy Corps

    Anna Chilczuk is the Regional Director for South and East Asia for Mercy Corps. In this role, she oversees the entire program portfolio for the region, focusing on economic development, resilience, and disaster risk reduction. Anna sits on the Steering Committee of Grow Asia, a WEF-supported public-private partnership platform in ASEAN. Previously, Anna served as Deputy Regional Director for East Africa at TechnoServe. Before that, Anna led the Growing Sustainable Business initiative in Kenya for UNDP – developing a pipeline of “shared value” partnerships. Before transitioning to international development, Anna worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Poland and the Netherlands. She holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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  • Art Prapha
    Art Prapha Senior Advisor, Campaigns and Advocacy Oxfam

    Art Prapha

    Senior Advisor, Campaigns and Advocacy
    Oxfam

    Art Prapha is a Senior Advisor (Campaigns and Advocacy) at Oxfam America. His primary focus is tackling inequality in the world’s leading food supply chains. Art works across Oxfam’s affiliates and partners in Asia, North America and Europe on research, private sector advocacy and consumer campaigns to raise awareness and influence policy and practice change. Art is professionally trained as a qualified Chartered Accountant in New Zealand and received his Masters degree in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the U.K. Previously, Art led the private sector team for Oxfam in Thailand and UNDP Thailand. His previous projects include small-scale fishery’s social enterprises, women’s economic empowerment in conflict zones and sustainability multi-stakeholders’ initiatives.

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  • Ayan Banerjee
    Ayan Banerjee Chief Executive Fairtrade Network of Asia and Pacific Producers

    Ayan Banerjee

    Chief Executive
    Fairtrade Network of Asia and Pacific Producers

    Ayan serves as the Chief Executive of the Network of Asia and Pacific Producers, the official member, stakeholder and representative of producers from the Asian & Pacific region at Fairtrade International.

    Working with 200+ Small Producer Organizations (SPOs), Hired-Labor and Contract Production set-ups across the agro-climatic diversity of Asia and Pacific region has been a source of incredible energy for Ayan. Ayan has enjoyed working in the overlap of policy, business and development through all-encompassing strategic advisory roles. Fairtrade NAPP squarely falls in this area of interest.

    His core areas of interest are leadership and organisation development. Previously, as an angel investor and serial social entrepreneur, he founded seven social enterprise initiatives to address some of the ingrained socio-economic problems and leadership and change management concerns to drive inclusive growth in India, with 2 successful sell-outs. His main experience is across ICT, management consulting and investment banking. Transitioning from working on multi-million dollar investments in the private equity space, he now works in the development sector with specialisation in agribusiness and microfinance.

     

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  • Ben Bowie
    Ben Bowie Partner TMP Systems

    Ben Bowie

    Partner
    TMP Systems

    Mr. Bowie is a Partner at TMP Systems and manages IAN, a platform for managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. He is the author numerous definitive studies on the impact of tenure disputes on private investments. He is a contributor to the UK Land Policy Forum, Mekong Regional Land Governance Project and Interlaken Group. Previously, he was a consultant for the EC, ODI, Global Witness and leading mining companies. Ben received his MSc, Asian Politics from SOAS, University of London and his BA, Political Sciences from Cambridge University. He has also run projects on agricultural credit and water management.

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  • Bev Postma
    Bev Postma Chief Executive HarvestPlus

    Bev Postma

    Chief Executive
    HarvestPlus

    Bev Postma leads HarvestPlus, an award-winning international agriculture and nutrition program based in Washington, DC with ten offices internationally. HarvestPlus works with partners in more than 30 countries to tackle hidden hunger on a global scale by breeding vital vitamins and minerals into everyday food crops. Ms. Postma has more than 25 years of experience as a policy expert in sustainable food, nutrition and agriculture. Prior to joining HarvestPlus, she was the founder and Executive Director of Food Industry Asia, a successful non-profit regional platform tackling food security and regulatory harmonization.

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  • Binod Anand
    Binod Anand Chief Adviser Rashtriya Kisan Progressive Alliance (RKPA)

    Binod Anand

    Chief Adviser
    Rashtriya Kisan Progressive Alliance (RKPA)

    Binod is working towards providing livelihood solutions to the masses by creating a rural entreprenurs and agri-based SME cluster. A seasoned social entrepreneur and development professional, Binod has travelled widely across the globe, working towards integrating external processes with social processes. He has a strong grassroots and institutional experience in development, specialised in financial literacy, and has been a member of a international network of financial literacy, anchored by OECD. Agribusiness, rural marketing, strategy for grassroots organisations, SME clusters development and rural livelihood systems are his field of interest.

    With 17 years of working in development sector, Binod has worked with Govt. of India, MORD, Lupin, Vanarai, CNRI and has created a network of grassroot workers – WETRI (We Think for Rural India). Binod is also a member of executive council of Confederation of NGOs of Rural India, a 7000 NGOs member body. He is a fellow of CHAI (Confederation of Horticulture Association of India); Chief advisor of RKPA, one of the largest farmer networks in South Asia. He currently looks after farmer outreach activities for an Association of Biotech led enterprises and based in New Delhi,India. He has been awarded the “Servant of Poor Award, 2012” by the International Association of Human Values by HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

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  • Bruce Tolentino
    Bruce Tolentino Deputy Director General, Communication and Partnerships International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

    Bruce Tolentino

    Deputy Director General, Communication and Partnerships
    International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

    In April 2012, Bruce joined the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as the Deputy Director General for Communication and Partnerships. He serves as the liaison between the Philippine government and the Institute. Bruce also oversees operations of numerous units including communication, partnerships, office of external relations, and legal services. With more than 35 years of progressive experience in governance, management, analysis, and planning socioeconomic development reforms and initiatives, Bruce has successful projects with NGOs and government agencies in Asia, Africa, and Central America under his belt. He also served as a consultant on development issues for the Philippine Government (both executive and legislative branches) and international policy research and donor agencies, including CGIAR institutions and UN agencies, the World Bank, and ADB. Bruce has extensive field experience in top management of large-scale, governance, rural, agricultural, and agro-enterprise development programs. His experience includes working under difficult conditions, including civil war and cross-cultural/religious contexts. Bruce also has substantial research and teaching experience, both in formal and non-formal settings. His publications focus on governance and economics in the development context, specifically on food security.

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  • Bruno Kistner
    Bruno Kistner Policy Director Food Industry Asia

    Bruno Kistner

    Policy Director
    Food Industry Asia

     

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  • Camille Paran
    Camille Paran Cocoa Sustainability Country Lead, Indonesia Cargill

    Camille Paran

    Cocoa Sustainability Country Lead, Indonesia
    Cargill

    Camille Paran is leading the sustainability initiative of Cargill cocoa & chocolate in Asia since 2016. Based in Singapore, she is in charge of managing the implementation of the Cargill Cocoa Promise (https://www.cargill.com/sustainability/cargill-cocoa-promise) in Indonesia and to support the Asia Pacific business to thrive in a sustainable way.

    Cargill Cocoa Promise aims to  accelerate progress towards a transparent global cocoa supply chain, enable farmers and their communities to achieve better incomes and living standards, and deliver a sustainable supply of cocoa and chocolate products.

    Camille is graduated of a master in Tropical Agronomy and Rural Development in developing countries from ISTOM (France) and already cumulated a 6  years-experience in cocoa value chain in Africa and South East Asia working directly with smallholders and diverse stakeholders such as NGOs and government. 

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  • Chandavone Phoxay
    Chandavone Phoxay Deputy Director General, Hygiene-Health Promotion Department Ministry of Health, Lao PDR

    Chandavone Phoxay

    Deputy Director General, Hygiene-Health Promotion Department
    Ministry of Health, Lao PDR

    Dr Phoxay has diverse experience, as a practicising physician in paediatric ICU at Mahosot Hospital, Laos and rural healthcare in Cambodia. She was an Assistant Professor in the International Collaboration Department at Oaska University, Japan, for 3 years. Since 2012, Dr Phoxay has been Deputy Director General of the Hygiene Health Promotion Department, in charge of the development of a programme for hygiene health promotion, leading on primary health care, health education, and nutrition programmes. She is involved as the SUN Movement country focal point, and a membner of the Secretariat of the National Nutrition Committee.

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  • Chris Stevens
    Chris Stevens Director, Agribusiness and Agronomy Kellogg

    Chris Stevens

    Director, Agribusiness and Agronomy
    Kellogg

    Chris is a Supply Chain professional with over 25 years extensive experience in delivering competitive advantages in the sustainable supply of key materials and activities across the Asia Pacific and Sub Sahara Africa region for the Kellogg Company. As the head of Agribusiness and Agronomy, Chris is responsible for the full spectrum of Agribusiness and Sustainability functions, including supply chain management from varietal development, through farmer engagement, post-harvest handling and storage, logistics and processing, full accountability for Sustainable agriculture and Responsible Sourcing through smallholder farmer livelihood improvements and developing climate resilience. While a specialist in the Supply Chain and Sustainability area of the business, Chris has wide experience leading and managing across Procurement, Commodity Trading, Marketing, Sales, Contract Manufacturing, Innovation and Product Development, responsible for generalist functions including change management, negotiations, contract management, new business development, strategy formulation, recruitment and selection, policy and procedure development, restructuring and internal company communication.

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  • Chu Van Chuong
    Chu Van Chuong Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam

    Chu Van Chuong

    Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department
    Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam
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  • Daniel Jongejan
    Daniel Jongejan Asia Pacific Project Director PUR Projet

    Daniel Jongejan

    Asia Pacific Project Director
    PUR Projet

    Daniel Jongejan serves as the Asia – Pacific Projects Director of PUR Projet, a company specialized in providing services to companies to manage their supply chains and ecosystems via insetting and agroforestry. In this role, Daniel oversees the projects of the company in Asia, focusing on climate change resilience, social impacts of farming communities and developing supply chains. His appointment with the organization has seen him engage directly with the former prime minister of Japan and top management of multinational companies, such as Chanel and Louis Dreyfus. Prior to his appointment with PUR Projet, Daniel worked with small and medium entrepreneurs in Nicaragua and coffee farming communities in Colombia. Daniel holds a bachelor degree in Management and Economics from Rotterdam University and a master degree in Development Studies from Utrecht University.

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  • David Shearer
    David Shearer Director, International Partnerships and Program Delivery World Fish

    David Shearer

    Director, International Partnerships and Program Delivery
    World Fish

    David Shearer joined WorldFish in November 2016 as Director, International Partnerships and Program Delivery, which includes oversight of our country and regional offices. David comes to WorldFish from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), where he was General Manager, Corporate. David’s international development experience has focussed in Asia and the Pacific, developing innovative research and development partnerships to deliver more competitive smallholder based value chains enabling access to higher value markets.

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  • Dharnesh Gordhon
    Dharnesh Gordhon President Director Nestle Indonesia

    Dharnesh Gordhon

    President Director
    Nestle Indonesia

    Dharnesh Gordhon has held key leadership positions within the Nestlé Group since 2004. He is currently President Director of Nestlé Indonesia, and prior to that Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé Nigeria. Throughout his tenure at Nestlé, he has also held senior positions in Southern and East Africa, as well as Malaysia and Singapore.

    Prior to joining Nestlé, he has held several commercial positions in the printing and textile industries. He earned his MBA from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and also joined the Program for Executive Development and Leadership in IMD, Switzerland. Mr. Gordhon is also actively involved in various industry organizations. In Indonesia, he’s the Co-chairman of PISAgro (Partnership for Indonesia Sustainable Agriculture).

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  • Dipanwita Chakraborty
    Dipanwita Chakraborty Regional Director, Corporate Responsibility Cargill Asia Pacific

    Dipanwita Chakraborty

    Regional Director, Corporate Responsibility
    Cargill Asia Pacific

    Dipanwita Chakraborty is the Regional Director, Corporate Responsibility, Asia Pacific in Cargill. Her charter comprises of spearheading Cargill’s corporate responsibility mandate on intersections of food security, nutrition and sustainability by engaging with key stakeholders- communities, NGO partners, government, industry bodies, academia, multilateral agencies and advocacy platforms for the key markets of Cargill in the Asia Pacific region.

    In her 9+ year’s stint with Cargill, she was leading corporate responsibility for Cargill in India for close to 5 years. She has been a part of Cargill India’s Nourishing India initiative from the time of inception and successfully led various initiatives which have helped to create scalable and replicable models for addressing the complex issues of food and nutrition security, education and livelihoods and sustainability in India. She has also worked in brand marketing and project management roles in Cargill prior to taking on the Corporate Responsibility role.

    She is an active member of CSR committees of industry bodies like American Chambers of Commerce, FICCI & CII. She is also a member of the Social Responsibility Sectional Committee of Bureau of India Standards, SDG Drivers Forum and is also a jury member for HULT Prize – the Clinton Initiative.

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  • Dorjee Sun
    Dorjee Sun Director Carbon Conservation

    Dorjee Sun

    Director
    Carbon Conservation

    Dorjee is director of Carbon Conservation which owns equity in large scale sustainability and carbon conservation projects globally with project partners and clients such as Rio Tinto, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Olam. One project in Indonesia, won the Carbon Finance Deal of the Year award and was also the subject of an award winning documentary, “The Burning Season”, narrated by Hugh Jackman which explained how conservation carbon payments could be tied in to generate alternative monetary incentives. The African Rainforest Conservancy honored Dorjee with an Earth Day Award and by naming a newly discovered species of chameleon from the Tanzanian rainforest – the “Kinyongia dorjeesuni”. Dorjee has also been named one of TIME Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment, a World Economic Forum Global Leaders of Tomorrow, CPA Top 20 Business Leaders, one of Esquire Magazine’s 5 Gentlemen of Philanthropy, one of the Young Leaders by The Australian newspaper, he has won the Asialink Leaders Program Alumni Award, was named an Asia Society 21 Fellow and a World Cities Summit Future Leader

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  • Dorron Mottes
    Dorron Mottes Chief Executive Officer nFrnds

    Dorron Mottes

    Chief Executive Officer
    nFrnds

    nFrnds is a groundbreaking cloud-based SaaS platform providing companies and individuals in emerging markets all the possibilities of a digitally advanced economy.

    Our highly sophisticated and patented technology enables end-users to access our cloud-based software services from any device and any infrastructure – even without mobile data or a smartphone. This allows our partner enterprises to collaborate with their customers and suppliers through our software services, streamlining and creating value all along the supply chain.

    Dorron brings with him over 20 years of experience in executive level management positions and leading new initiatives from inception to implementation and significant growth.

    Dorron has worked with internzational mobile operators, global multinationals and startup companies, developing and implementing strategies, markets, partnerships, business models and new technology systems with companies such as, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Amdocs, Comverse, Telefonica, MTN, Airtel. Dorron also founded several startups including Osmio, a NY based company acquired by a strategic partner.

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  • Liz Clarke
    Elizabeth Clarke Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager Zoological Society of London

    Elizabeth Clarke

    Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager
    Zoological Society of London

    Liz manages ZSL’s programme to address industry impact on species and habitats. She managed the Sustainable Palm Oil Platform and launched SPOTT: a transparency initiative to incentivise best practice in commodity production. Liz provides technical support for ZSL’s global conservation projects and has served on business best practice committees and working groups, including at the RSPO, FSC, TFA 2020, BBOP, VIA, the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network, and on conference steering committees and publication reviews. Previously an environmental consultant, Liz co-chaired the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Biodiversity and Ecology section, and has a postgraduate environmental degree from Cambridge University.

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  • Fay Fay Choo
    Fay Fay Choo Asia Cocoa Director Mars

    Fay Fay Choo

    Asia Cocoa Director
    Mars

    Fay Fay Choo is the Asia Director for Cocoa Sustainable Sourcing for Mars, Incorporated. She has 23 years of supply chain and strategic sourcing experience in the food industry and in the past five years has been directly responsible for sustainable cocoa development in Asia, where Mars has an extensive program covering plant science research, technology transfer and certification with tens of thousands of farmers in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

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  • Fenton Beed
    Fenton Beed Regional Director, East and Southeast Asia / Oceania The World Vegetable Center

    Fenton Beed

    Regional Director, East and Southeast Asia / Oceania
    The World Vegetable Center

    The World Vegetable Center is a non-profit, autonomous international research for development organisation, which enhances incomes and diets through increased production and consumption of affordable, safe and nutritious vegetables. This is achieved by nurturing collaborations between different organisations such as funding agencies, governments, private sector, and research institutes to implement innovative research projects that drive sustaimable impact. Projects are carefully coordinated to maximise the scientific credibility of research outputs, outcomes and impact on the prosperity of vegetable value webs, increased nutrition and human health.

    Prior to joining The World Vegetable Center in 2014, Fenton was Senior Plant Pathologist for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, based in Benin, Uganda, and Tanzania. He obtained his PhD in Plant Pathology from University College London, in 1993, and was senior research scientist at University of Nottingham, UK, until 2000 when he departed for Africa. Fen has extensive project and managerial experience, and practical knowledge of how to empower agricultural systems, and has authored over 85 scientific papers, book chapters, media releases, policy and strategy documents.

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  • Fitrian Ardiansyah
    Fitrian Ardiansyah Country Director, Indonesia The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)

    Fitrian Ardiansyah

    Country Director, Indonesia
    The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)

    Mr Fitrian Ardiansyah is Indonesia Country Director at IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative. He is also a board member of Partnership for Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture (PISAgro), a regional committee member for Tropical Forest Alliance/World Economic Forum (TFA/WEF) in Southeast Asia, and a council member of SAWIT Challenge. Previously, he was Program Director for Climate and Energy, WWF-Indonesia. He was one of the experts and a member of the official Indonesian delegation to the UNFCCC, and a board member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). He conducted his doctoral research at the Australian National University (ANU), where he also obtained a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Development. His bachelor degree was obtained at the Institute of Technology, Bandung.

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  • Flavio Alzueta
    Flavio Alzueta Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer GlobalGAP

    Flavio Alzueta

    Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
    GlobalGAP

    Flavio Alzueta graduated as a lawyer, and holds a MBA from IE Business School (Madrid). He later took part in different programs at various other business schoosl, including Harvard Business School (Agribusiness), Columbia Business School (Marketing) and Wharton (Leadership). Before working for GlobalGAP, he worked for 8 years for a cooperative of producters in Spain, as commercial director. He has a profound knowledge of the global relationships among the various food supply chain players (retailers, producers, commodities traders, agrochemicals, seed companies, public sector) and an international experience, having developed business activities in more than 70 countries.

    Flavio joined GlobalGAP as Marketing & Communications Manager in 2011, and was then promoted to Marketing & Strategy Director in 2013, and has been in his current position of Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer since 2014.

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  • Francine Pickup
    Francine Pickup Deputy Country Director UNDP Indonesia

    Francine Pickup

    Deputy Country Director
    UNDP Indonesia
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  • Franciscus Welirang
    Franciscus Welirang Director Indofood

    Franciscus Welirang

    Director
    Indofood

    Mr. Welirang was appointed as a Director of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk in 1995. He heads the Bogasari Strategic Business Group. He has also served as Vice President Director of PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk, Commissioner of PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk, and PT Unggul Indah Cahaya Tbk. Chairman of the Indonesia Flour Mills Association and the Indonesian Public Listed Companies Association. Head of the Permanent Committee on Food Security at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deputy Chairman of The Employer’s Association of Indonesia, Board Member of The Nature Conservancy Indonesia, Member of National Steering Committee Global Environment Fund and Member of the Advisory Board of the Indonesian Association of Food Technologists. He was previously President Commissioner of the Surabaya Stock Exchange and Vice Chairman of the National Consumer Protection Agency. Mr. Welirang was awarded a Higher National Diploma in Chemical Engineering from South Bank Polytechnic in London, United Kingdom.

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  • Franki widjaya
    Franky Widjaja Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Golden Agri Resources

    Franky Widjaja

    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    Golden Agri Resources

    Mr. Widjaja is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore listed Golden Agri-Resources Ltd. (“GAR”), an integrated producer of palm-oil based products. GAR operates about 485,000 hectares of plantation with over 100,000 employees. Mr. Widjaja is likewise a Vice Chairman of Sinar Mas, Executive Chairman of Singapore listed Sinarmas Land Limited, a property arm of the Sinar Mas operating mainly through investments in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and China.

    He has also held the position of Non-Executive Director in Singapore listed Bund Center Investment Ltd, the property arm of Sinar Mas operating in China. In addition to his active involvement in businesses, he holds various positions in several organisations, i.e. Vice Chairman, Agribusiness and Food Sector, the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN); Co-Chairman of Partnership for Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture (PISAgro), Co-Chairman of World Economic Forum Grow Asia; Advisory Board, the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI); Advisory Board, the Employers Association of Indonesia (APINDO); Advisory Board, the Indonesian Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs Association (GAPMMI).

    Mr. Widjaja is also actively involved in charity activities and is currently Vice Chairman of Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Indonesia, a non profit organization engaged in social, medical, educational and other charitable services. He is also the Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees of Eka Tjipta Foundation. Mr. Widjaja was educated in Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan with a Bachelors degree in Commerce. Mr. Widjaja enjoys swimming, jogging, reading, and traveling for leisure.

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  • Ganesh Pamugar Satyagrapha
    Ganesh Pamugar Satyagraha President Director Monsanto Indonesia

    Ganesh Pamugar Satyagraha

    President Director
    Monsanto Indonesia

    Ganesh has over 15 years experience in General Management, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations, in well-established multi-national organisations in Indoneisa, and has been with Monsanto since 2014. He believes that good business leadership is a key driver, not just of economic growth, but also encompasses personal growth for its employees, customers, stakeholders and wider society. Each one of the employees can be an enabler of the enduring growth of the organisations and society.

    In his current role as President Director of Monsanto Indonesia, he is fully dedicated to improving sustainable agriculture through the empowerment of Indonesia’s farmers, with the best farming technology, supporting the government’s vision to achieve food self-sufficiency, as well as establishing robust partnerships with public and private organisations, to achieve goals and enable impactful collaborations.

    Ganesh holds a Bacherlors Degree in Economics, and a MSc in Economics and International Development. He is currently completing a MBA program at IPMI International Business School.

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  • geoffrey-muldoon
    Geoffrey Muldoon Senior Manager, Business and Industry WWF Coral Triangle

    Geoffrey Muldoon

    Senior Manager, Business and Industry
    WWF Coral Triangle

    Geoffrey has accumulated more than a decade of experience of working in fisheries and aquaculture sectors across Asia-Pacific. He joined WWF in 2008, firstly as Strategic Lead coordinating the Coral Triangle Programs Coastal Fisheries initiative. He now leads the seafood markets and private sector engagement work of WWF’s Coral Triangle Programme, a multi-national program addressing food security, livelihoods and repsonsible seafood production at regional scale. Geoffrey holds repsonsibility for managing a regional multi-national coastal fisheries program, and for establishing and building an Asia-Pacific regional seafood platform to bring together regional and international seafood producers and buyers, using tools to leverage significant shifts in commitment by the seafood industry stakeholders to meet higher sustainability standards.

    Geoffrey has an academic background in finance and environmental economics, having studied at the University of Tasmania and Queensland University, before receiving his Ph.D in Natural Resource Management and Fisheries Economics from James Cook University. His research examined the links between innovation, value-adding, and capacity-management in fisheries.

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  • Grahame Dixie
    Grahame Dixie Executive Director Grow Asia

    Grahame Dixie

    Executive Director
    Grow Asia

    Grahame Dixie is the Executive Director of Grow Asia, a multi-stakeholder partnership platform that catalyzes action on inclusive agricultural development in South East Asia. The platform convenes governments, farmers, NGOs and other stakeholders to co-create value chain initiatives focused on smallholder farmers and environmental sustainability of agriculture. Grow Asia was established by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat.

    Grahame joined the Grow Asia team based in Singapore in December 2016 and brings over 35 years of professional experience as a practitioner of agricultural development in over 75 countries, including an early career in the private sector. For the past decade, he served as the World Bank’s lead agribusiness advisor where he was involved in the design and review of the World Bank’s portfolio of projects linking smaller scale farmers to markets and agribusinesses. These programs leveraged public and private investment and involved innovative financing and research on key issues. His work included advising World Bank teams globally on project design, emerging good practices and key trends in the food and farming sector, with a focus on market-orientated farming and multi-stakeholder partnerships. More recently, Grahame has served as an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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  • Guy Hogge
    Guy Hogge Global Head, Sustainability Louis Dreyfus Company

    Guy Hogge

    Global Head, Sustainability
    Louis Dreyfus Company

    Based in Geneva, Switzerland as Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC)’s Global Head of Sustainability, Guy Hogge has been responsible for formulating and leading LDC’s sustainability strategies and initatives across the globe since 2010. He joined the Group in 1994 and, prior to his current appointment, was managing various commercial roles within LDC’s Sugar and Oilseeds platforms. Before joining LDC, Guy spent 7 years with British company Tate & Lyle, first as a graduate trainee and then moving on to commercial positions in the animal feed and sugar trading divisions. Guy holds a BSc with honours in Agricultural and Food Marketing from the University of Newcastle, UK.

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  • Hemant Bhatt
    Hemant Bhatt CEO - Downstream & Commercial Golden Agri-Resources

    Hemant Bhatt

    CEO - Downstream & Commercial
    Golden Agri-Resources

    Since joining GAR as CEO, Downstream and Commercial at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), in 2012, Hemant Bhatt has played an important role in the company’s transition to a leading supplier of responsible palm oil products. Bringing more than 25 years of commodity trading experience to GAR, he manages globally diverse downstream activities including Merchandising and Risk Management, Industrial Operations, Consumer Products and Specialities, Supply Chain and Logistics, to ensure growing end-to-end capabilities and synergies for GAR. Prior to joining GAR, Hemant was CEO at Louis Dreyfus Commodities (LDC).

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  • Hendrik Rosenthal_BASF
    Hendrik Rosenthal Senior Manager, Applied Sustainability, Nutrition and Health BASF

    Hendrik Rosenthal

    Senior Manager, Applied Sustainability, Nutrition and Health
    BASF

    Hendrik Rosenthal joined BASF in early 2015, and provides specialized sustainability advisory services to BASF’s customers in the nutrition and health industry in Asia Pacific. He is also responsible for stakeholder engagement and sustainability strategy for BASF’s nutrition and health business in the region. He began his career 20 years ago in natural resource management and environmental policy, through various assignments at Canadian government agencies. Between 2008 to 2016 he lived in Hong Kong, where he led research and consulting projects for non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Hendrik holds a Bachelor of Social Science (magna cum laude) from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He lives in Singapore with his wife and two children.

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  • Hendro Poedjono
    Hendro Poedjono Regional Corporate Affairs Director, Asia FrieslandCampina

    Hendro Poedjono

    Regional Corporate Affairs Director, Asia
    FrieslandCampina

    Hendro Harijogi Poedjono began his career with FrieslandCampina in 1988. He is currently the Director for Corporate Affairs of FrieslandCampina Asia, based in Singapore. He is also the President of Commissioners of PT Kievit Indonesia, part of the FrieslandCampina group. He was most recently Trade Marketing Director at Frisian Flag Indonesia, the consumer products arm of FrieslandCampina in Indonesia, and served as its Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Director previously. Hendro currently sits on the executive board of the ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance and the Public Affairs Committee of Food and Industry Asia. Hendro graduated from UPN Veteran Yogyakarta with a degree in agricultural engineering.

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  • Herry Kristanto
    Herry Kristanto Corporate Engagement Lead Monsanto Indonesia

    Herry Kristanto

    Corporate Engagement Lead
    Monsanto Indonesia

    Herry has a Bachelors degree from Bogor Agriculture University in 1993 and Masters degree from Trisakti University, Jakarta in 2007. Joined Monsanto in 1993 as a Marketing Executive and was promoted to Regional Sales Manager for Kalimantan Region in 1997, base South Kalimantan. Since then has held the positions of Regional Sales Manager for Central Sumatra Region in 2000 base in Riau; Cotton Business Lead in 2002 base in Makassar; Country HR Lead in 2003 base in Jakarta; Business Development Manager in 2004 base in Jakarta; Country Commercial Lead in 2006 base in Jakarta; Corn Product Management – Asia Pacific in 2008 base in Singapore; Industry Affairs Lead in 2009 base in Jakarta and Corporate Engagement Lead since 2010 base in Jakarta. Became Head of biotechnology compartment of Crop Life Indonesia from 2011 – 2014, Vice Chair of Sustainable Production and Consumption of KADIN 2013 – 2015, IBCSD Committee since 2015 and Vice Chair of ASBENINDO since 2016.

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  • Iman Santoso
    Iman Santoso Senior Terrestrial Policy Advisor Conservation International

    Iman Santoso

    Senior Terrestrial Policy Advisor
    Conservation International
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  • Imelda Bacudo
    Imelda Bacudo Senior Advisor Policy and Deputy Head of Project, Forest and Climate Change, ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change GIZ

    Imelda Bacudo

    Senior Advisor Policy and Deputy Head of Project, Forest and Climate Change, ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change
    GIZ

    Imelda Bacudo currently works as Senior Advisor and Deputy Head of the Forest and Climate Change Project under the ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change (GAP-CC) programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. She has over 15 years’ experience in the areas of biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and conservation finance in the Philippines, Latin America, Uganda and Southeast Asia, working with NGOs, national governments, and international development corporation agencies. Recently, she has been focusing on the promotion of climate-smart agriculture with the 10 member states of ASEAN. She acquired her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science under a Fulbright Scholarship.

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  • Imran Nasrullah
    Imran Nasrullah Chief Executive Officer Louis Dreyfus Company, Indonesia

    Imran Nasrullah

    Chief Executive Officer
    Louis Dreyfus Company, Indonesia

    Imran is the Chief Executive Officer – Indonesia for Louis Dreyfus Company. He has joined the Group since in early 2015. Prior to his joining the Group, Imran has managed significant business portfolios over the course of his career, and has over 15 years of experience as a senior manager and global business builder within the agri-commodities industry. He joins Louis Dreyfus Company from Cargill Energy Transportation and Metals Singapore, where he was the Director Sales and Marketing Business Development, South East Asia and Pakistan. Prior to this role, Imran managed the Asian Chartering desk at Cargill Ocean Transportation Singapore, and also led the startup of their China domestic freight desk.

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  • Irvan Anwar
    Irfan Anwar President Director Coffindo

    Irfan Anwar

    President Director
    Coffindo
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  • Ivo Mulder
    Ivo Mulder Coordinator, Finance and Economics, Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

    Ivo Mulder

    Coordinator, Finance and Economics, Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit
    UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

    Ivo Mulder coordinates the economic, private sector and finance work on forests and sustainable land use, including REDD+, for UN Environment. He has initiatied a number of innovative projects to develop business cases for the private and finance sector to tackle environmental challenges. He co-founded and directed the National Capital Declaration (now the Natural Capital Finance Alliance), and various practical tools for the financial industry on corporate lending, corporate and sovereign bonds, as well as equities, such as pricing water risks in bond and stock valuations of mining companies. He also initated the REDD+ work at UNEP Finance Initiative.

    Over the past two years, he has contributed to building the economic and business case to reduce deforestation and forest degradation for governments, as part of the UN-REDD Programme. Ivo Mulder has over ten years of professional experience working with UNEP, private consulting firms, and with non-governmental organisations. He has published more than fifty reports, blogs and articles, and sits on the Steering Group of the Natural Capital Coalition, and the Steering Committedd of the NCFA. During his free time, he pursues a variety of outdoor sports, such as triathlon, diving and mountain hiking.

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    Jeannette Gurung Executive Director WOCAN

    Jeannette Gurung

    Executive Director
    WOCAN

    Jeannette Gurung has focused her entire career on leading organizational change for gender equality within agriculture and natural resource management organizations in Asia and Africa. She is the founder and executive director of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), a global network to support advocacy and capacity building for women’s leadership and empowerment. Jeannette is the innovator of the W+ Standard™ to quantify and verify benefits to women, through the use of a market-based approach. Jeannette has a MSc in forestry from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Gender and Development from the University of East Anglia (UK). She has expertise in training/capacity building, action research, gender and organizational analysis, policy advocacy and network building, and has published numerous articles and books. She is co-leader of The Forest Dialogue Steering Committee, an Advisor to the Gold Standard Climate Smart Agriculture Panel and a member of FAO’s Policy Advisory Committee on Incentives for Ecosystem Services.

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  • jenny-costelloe
    Jenny Costelloe Director, Country Partnerships Grow Asia

    Jenny Costelloe

    Director, Country Partnerships
    Grow Asia

    Jenny Costelloe is the Director, Country Partnerships at Grow Asia, a multi-stakeholder partnership platform that catalyzes action on inclusive agricultural development in South-East Asia. The platform convenes government, companies, farmers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to co-create value chain initiatives focused on smallholder farmers and environmental sustainability of agriculture. Grow Asia was established by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat.

    Jenny is responsible for supporting the set-up of new country partnerships, strengthening existing partnerships, identifying and bringing together partners, and supporting them as they collaborate. Her role involves bridge-building, problem-solving and brokering partnerships for sustainable and inclusive agriculture.

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  • Jim Tomecko
    Jim Tomecko Senior Advisor AIP Rural

    Jim Tomecko

    Senior Advisor
    AIP Rural

    For the past 45 years, Jim Tomecko has worked mainly for international donors (World Bank/IFC, DFID, DFAT, GIZ, UNIDO and ILO) as a manager and adviser for large-scale and long-term agricultural and enterprise promotion projects in Africa and Asia. He has extensive hands-on skills with a number of enterprise promotion methods including: private sector engagement in agriculture; microfinance; value chain promotion, and entrepreneurship. For the past 5 years Jim has been the Senior Adviser to a large DFAT/GoI initiative, called AIP-Rural, that over the past 2 years has implemented more than 70 interventions, with 60 different private sector partners, that have generated significant income increases for more than 125,000 male and female farmers in eastern Indonesia, 70% of whom are living on less than $2.50 PPP per day. Jim regularly makes presentations to PISAgro’s board or its general meetings on scaling strategies, and strategies for maximizing working group results.

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  • Juan Gonzalez-Valero
    Juan Gonzalez-Valero Head of Public Policy and Sustainability Syngenta

    Juan Gonzalez-Valero

    Head of Public Policy and Sustainability
    Syngenta

    Juan Gonzalez-Valero is Head Public Policy and Sustainability at Syngenta. He is integrating sustainability aspects into core business practice. He has shaped the company’s ‘Good Growth Plan’ and oversees its implementation and company performance against it. He is lecturer in leadership skills at the University of St.-Gallen.

    Prior to his current position, he served as Head of Ecological Risk Assessment, Head of Sustainable Use and Stewardship, and Head of Corporate Responsibility within Syngenta. Before joining Syngenta, he was Head Ecotoxicology at Novartis. 

    He served on the board of a number of non-for-profit organizations, among them the Fair Labor Association and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

    Dr. Gonzalez-Valero earned his PH.D in Biology, from the University of Hamburg with specialization in Ecology and Environmental Toxicology.

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  • Kamel Chida
    Kamel Chida Deputy Director, Nutrition, Private Sector Engagement and Innovation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Kamel Chida

    Deputy Director, Nutrition, Private Sector Engagement and Innovation
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Kamel joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2016 to support the Nutrition Team’s vision of ensuring all women and children have the nutrition they need to live healthy and productive lives by increasing collaborative engagement and identifying innovation opportunities with the private sector for mutual benefit and bigger and faster impact. Kamel brings decades of experience working within the private food sector, holding several high-level R&D and business development roles with global food companies in several different regions in North America, Europe and Asia. He has managed large-scale new product and business initiatives, and successfully set up partnership models for impact.

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  • Kevin Roepke
    Kevin Roepke Regional Director, Southern Asia and Oceania US Grains Council

    Kevin Roepke

    Regional Director, Southern Asia and Oceania
    US Grains Council

    Kevin Roepke serves as Regional Director for the US Grains Council¹s South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania office, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this role, Roepke overseas all programs and trade development within the region. Previously, Roepke served as the Director of Trade Development for the U.S. Grains Council¹s office in Beijing, China. In this capacity, Roepke assisted with the overall coordination and management of Council programs in China, as well as East Asia. Prior to joining the Council, Roepke worked for Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) where he held various trading and merchandising positions.

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  • Kulbir Mehta
    Kulbir Mehta Country Manager, Indonesia Solidaridad

    Kulbir Mehta

    Country Manager, Indonesia
    Solidaridad

    Kulbir is an Agriculture Graduate from the Allahabad Agricultural Institute in India and has done his PGCCGM from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He has more than 33 years of experience first as a planter and thereafter in leading business change, project/programme management and process improvement, primarily in agro produce manufacturing with the Tata Group where he was also a Senior Malcolm Balridge Business Excellence Assessor. He has deep expertise on sustainability across a range of commodities including palm oil, tea, dairy and aquaculture, and leads Solidaridad’s palm oil programme in Indonesia , working with smallholders in Kalimantan and Sumatra. He is responsible for implementing and managing Solidaridad’s smallholder IT platform – Rural Horizons – in South and South East Asia. He also leads the Tea program in the three South India states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Married with two children, he is an avid traveller and a decent photographer and golfer.

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  • Kundhavi Kadiresan
    Kundavi Kadiresan Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific UN Food and Agriculture Organization

    Kundavi Kadiresan

    Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
    UN Food and Agriculture Organization

    Ms Kadiresan, a development economist, has over 25 years of experience working in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Prior to joining FAO, she had a long career with the World Bank Group, leading high level policy dialogue and managing large loan portfolios. As FAO Assistant Director General for Asia and the Pacific, since September 2015, Ms Kadiresan’s primary objectives are to advocate FAO’s policies, assist in regional norms and standards setting, and support the SDGs and Climate Change agenda. She oversees FAO’s country offices in the region, managing over 300 technical projects on nutrition, agriculture, water, forestry, fisheries and climate change.

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  • Lachlan Monsbourgh
    Lachlan Monsbourgh Global Cocoa Sustainability R&D Manager Barry Callebaut

    Lachlan Monsbourgh

    Global Cocoa Sustainability R&D Manager
    Barry Callebaut

    As the head of Barry Callebaut’s global cocoa sustainability R&D, Lachlan Monsbourg leads a global team in the development of the farming and environmental systems of our cocoa supply chain. He has spent his career developing and commercializing agricultural systems with various crops across Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. One of his current works is to research into profitable cocoa farm models that can be serviced by long-term finance in West Africa. Lachlan grew up in a farm in Australia and obtained his Bachelor of business degree in Agriculture Commerce from the University of Sydney.

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  • Lidia Rusvita
    Lidia Rusvita Human Resource Director Monsanto Indonesia

    Lidia Rusvita

    Human Resource Director
    Monsanto Indonesia

    With over 20 years of progressive experience in Human Resources and Development, Lidia has enjoyed the opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures. Lidia graduated with a degree in Applied Psychology – Human Capital and Knowledge Management, from the University of Indonesia. Lidia has held numerous roles with multinational companies, including Mattel, Maersk-AP Moller, PZ Cussons, and Abbott Laboratories, before joining Monsanto.

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    Malcolm Preston Global Head, Sustainability Services PwC

    Malcolm Preston

    Global Head, Sustainability Services
    PwC

    Malcolm Preston is Global Head of Sustainability Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading a team of some 700 sustainability and climate change experts, with over 100 based in the UK.

    Malcolm specialises in the measurement and valuation of environmental, social and economic impacts. He leads PwC’s Total Impact Measurement and Management (TIMM) team, delivering projects for numerous clients including a number of Fortune 100 corporates.

    Additionally, Malcolm leads PwC’s thought leadership on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and, in particular, the role of the private sector in their achievement. He is actively engaged with Corporates and NGOs on this subject and is responsible for the development of PwC’s bespoke tool, the SDG Business Navigator.

    An accomplished speaker, Malcolm has spoken at numerous events including the BASD and B4E events at Rio +20; the UN’s Post 2015 MDG Forum; the Economist Global Ocean Summits; the World Economic Forum; and UNCTAD XIV in Nairobi.

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  • Manfred Borer
    Manfred Borer Country Director, Indonesia Swisscontact

    Manfred Borer

    Country Director, Indonesia
    Swisscontact

    Manfred Borer is Project Manager and Country Director for Indonesia at Swisscontact. In this role, he is in charge of supervising implementing all Swisscontact projects in the country and coordinate good relationships with local Government and business partners. Manfred, who has extensive project management experience, joined Swisscontact in 2007 and is leading its flagship project, the Sustainable Cocoa Production Program SCPP. Manfred is leading the Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture PISAgro cocoa working group and is a member of the consultative board to the world cocoa economy at the ICCO in London. Manfred has a degree in business process engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.

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  • Margaret Yoovatana
    Margaret Yoovatana Senior Policy and Plan Specialist, Department of Agriculture Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

    Margaret Yoovatana

    Senior Policy and Plan Specialist, Department of Agriculture
    Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

    Dr. Margaret C. Yoovatana, Senior Policy and Plan Specialist, is the Head of the Multilateral and International Organization Collaborations of the International Agricultural Affairs Group, Planning and Technical Division of the Department of Agriculture. She has more than 20 years of experience in international collaborations and had formulated a number of policy research proposals for regional and sub-regional frameworks. She became instrumental in establishing various research collaborations with international partners. Her participation in international policy forums, dialogues and symposium had built her capacity in giving recommendations for policy advocacy. She is a member of the ASEAN – CRN Secretariat and actively involved with the GAP-CC Project on the promotion of climate resilience towards food security in ASEAN.

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    Mark Ingram Chief Executive Business for Development

    Mark Ingram

    Chief Executive
    Business for Development

    Mark Ingram is the founding CEO of Business for Development. Under his leadership, Business for Development has become both a leading practitioner and voice of inclusive business in the region. His tenure with the organisation has seen him engage directly with a breadth of key stakeholders including CEOs and regional heads of some of the world’s largest companies, government ministers all the way through to some of the poorest communities in the region. Prior to being appointed CEO of Business for Development, Mark served as the New Zealand Consul General to Victoria and Trade Commissioner for Biotechnology from 2003 – 2007.

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  • Martyn Schouten
    Martyn Schouten Chief Executive Officer Rabobank Indonesia

    Martyn Schouten

    Chief Executive Officer
    Rabobank Indonesia

    Martyn Schouten is Chief Executive Officer and President Direcror of Rabobank Indonesia, which was founded in September 1990. He joined Rabobank Group in 2010 as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Direcror of the Zambia National Commericial Bank Plc (Zanaco), the largest bank in Zambia in which Rabobank Group is the largest shareholder.

    Martyn has over 30 years of experience as a Retail and Wholesale banker. Since 2000, he has held Chief Executive Officer/Managing Direcror positions in the United Kingdom, Hungary, the Netherlands, Zambia and Indonesia. Before joining Rabobank, Martyn held various positions at ABN Bank and ING Bank. He also served in the Dutch Army, shortly after completing his education in the United States.

    Martyn holds a Master’s degree in International Trade and Finance from the Fletcher School, Tufts University/Harvard University in Boston, a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College, Massachusetts, and an Executive MBA from INSEAD, Fontainbleu.

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  • Matthew Reddy
    Matthew Reddy Director, Forest Solutions Group and Climate Smart Agriculture WBCSD

    Matthew Reddy

    Director, Forest Solutions Group and Climate Smart Agriculture
    WBCSD
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  • Matthias Bickel
    Matthias Bickel Programme Director for Agriculture GIZ

    Matthias Bickel

    Programme Director for Agriculture
    GIZ

    In 2007, Matthias Bickel joined GIZ (German International Cooperation), a German government-owned private company for sustainable development. After various assignments in Germany, Ghana and Cambodia, he was assigned as Project Director in Bangkok and since 2017 Matthias Bickel oversees various agriculture-related projects in the ASEAN region, leading an international team of agribusiness and supply chain experts advising the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Member States as well as private sector corporations in the field of Sustainable Agriculture www.asean-agrifood.org.

    In 2012, Mr. Bickel was honored as “Asia-Europe Young Leader” at the Asia Pacific Conference in New Delhi and he has lived and worked in Santiago de Chile (Chile), Sydney (Australia), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Accra (Ghana), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Bangkok (Thailand) and has spent about seven years in Asian countries.

    Matthias Bickel holds degrees (master level) in Economics, in Business Administration, and in Business Law and Economic Law as well as a PhD in Public International Law from Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. He has also studied at University of Sydney, Australia, specializing in development economics and international finance and banking.

    He has published various journal articles, discussion papers and monographs in the fields of international finance, agricultural development, regional integration and trade law. Matthias Bickel represents GIZ in various boards and committees, among these the Advisory Committee of the Sustainable Rice Platform.

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  • Miguel Coleta
    Miguel Coleta Sustainability Officer Philip Morris International

    Miguel Coleta

    Sustainability Officer
    Philip Morris International

    Miguel Coleta is PMI’s Sustainability Officer with responsibility for leading the company’s strategy in this area. Previously, Miguel lead the development and implementation of PMI’s Agricultural Labor Practices Program, focused on labor rights in tobacco growing. He joined PMI in Portugal in 2005 and moved to the Operations Center in Lausanne in 2008, having worked on government affairs, regulatory affairs and harm reduction. Miguel holds a PhD in Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy and prior to PMI served one term as an elected member of the Portuguese Parliament and was an assistant professor at the University of Coimbra in Portugal.

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  • Montty Girianna
    Montty Girianna Deputy Coordinating Minister for Energy Management, Natural Resources and Environment, Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, Indonesia Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, Indonesia

    Montty Girianna

    Deputy Coordinating Minister for Energy Management, Natural Resources and Environment, Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, Indonesia
    Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, Indonesia

    Mr. Montty Girianna has been a Deputy Coordinating Minister for Energy Management, Natural Resources and Environment, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs since 2014. He served as the Director of Energy Resources, Minerals and Mining of BAPPENAS from 2005 to 2014. He served as Head of Subdirectorate of Infrastructure financing and Investment of BAPPENAS (National Development Planning Agency) from 2003 to 2005, Researcher or Research Associate at LPEM faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia from 2003 to 2010, Permanent Representative of the National Energy Board (DEN), representing the Minister of PPN/Chairman of BAPPENAS from 2009 to 2014, Connectivity Working Team Secretary, MP3EI from 2012 to 2014 and Chairman of the Technical Cooperation between Indonesia and the Global Green Growth Institute/GGGI from 2013 to 2014. He studied at the faculty of Civil Engineering at Bandung Institute of Technology in 1985. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), USA in 2002. In addition, he also took several short courses some of which are Strategy and Organization, Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, CA, USA in 2011 and Project finance, Executive Program from Harvard Business School – Harvard University, USA in 2005.

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  • Nguyen Quoc Khanh picture_1
    Nguyen Quoc Khanh Executive Director, Research & Development Vinamilk

    Nguyen Quoc Khanh

    Executive Director, Research & Development
    Vinamilk

    Nguyen Quoc Khanh graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Polytechnic University, major in Chemical Technique and Foods and Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics, major in Business Administration.

    Career History: He have joined the company since 1988. In September 2009, he was assigned to be an Executive Director – Production and R&D. From September 9th 2013 to January 8th 2015, he was appointed as an Executive Director – Supply Chain. He was Executive Director – Production from January 9th 2015 to December 23rd 2015.

    Message to Asia IoT Business Platform: High-tech applications in production are the key value to reduce the risk, as well as improve production quality and efficiency. However, selecting proper technology is a vital process.  They must be eco-friendly, focus on life quality, and result of sustainable development goals.

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  • Nurdiana Darus
    Nurdiana Darus Director, Southeast Asia Rainforest Alliance

    Nurdiana Darus

    Director, Southeast Asia
    Rainforest Alliance

    As director for Southeast Asia, Nurdiana Darus leads a diverse team in creating and implementing a strategic plan to grow the Rainforest Alliance’s footprint in the region.

    Darus brings with her over 20 years’ experience in strategic management and program implementation. Most recently she served as the Executive Director of Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge (IPOP) where she worked with more than 30 partners, government officials and international stakeholders in implementing ambitious commitments to sustainable palm oil production and sourcing. In this role, Darus also worked to greatly increase engagement of smallholder farms, local communities and indigenous people throughout Indonesia. Prior to this, Darus worked with the REDD+ Agency as Deputy Minister of Technology, Systems and Monitoring and was a senior advisor for the United Nations office for REDD+ in Indonesia.

    Darus is a distinguished and highly regarded leader in the Indonesian business community across various sectors including forestry, energy and finance. She is also a respected expert in business strategy, information systems, program implementation and business management.

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  • Opung Lambas
    Opung Lambas Smallholder Farmer Lake Toba, North Sumatra

    Opung Lambas

    Smallholder Farmer
    Lake Toba, North Sumatra

     

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  • Opung Purnama
    Opung Purnama Smallholder Farmer Lake Toba, North Sumatra

    Opung Purnama

    Smallholder Farmer
    Lake Toba, North Sumatra
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  • Pablo Pacheco
    Pablo Pacheco Principal Scientist CIFOR CIFOR

    Pablo Pacheco

    Principal Scientist CIFOR
    CIFOR

    Pablo Pacheco is a Principal Scientist at CIFOR and leads CIFOR’s global research on the implications of globalized trade and investments on forests, people’s livelihood and economic development, and the associated state and non-state responses towards building milt-scale governance systems to manage their social, economic and environmental impacts and trade-offs. He holds a B.A. in Sociology, a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and a Ph.D. in Geography from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, MA, USA. Before working with CIFOR he worked at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).

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  • Pak Ardian
    Pak Ardian Farmer Lhokseumawe, Aceh

    Pak Ardian

    Farmer
    Lhokseumawe, Aceh
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  • Pak Muslimin
    Pak Muslimin Smallholder Farmer Cocoa Promise Project, South East Sulawesi

    Pak Muslimin

    Smallholder Farmer
    Cocoa Promise Project, South East Sulawesi
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  • Pak Sofyan
    Pak Sofyan Smallholder Farmer Keluang, South Sumatra

    Pak Sofyan

    Smallholder Farmer
    Keluang, South Sumatra
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  • Pak Sudar
    Pak Sudar Smallholder Famer Wonokerto, Pekalongan, East Java

    Pak Sudar

    Smallholder Famer
    Wonokerto, Pekalongan, East Java
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  • Parveen Kathuria
    Parveen Kathuria President Director Syngenta Indonesia

    Parveen Kathuria

    President Director
    Syngenta Indonesia

    As President Director of Syngenta Indonesia, Parveen Kathuria has overall responsibility for Syngenta’s operations in the country, and oversees the strategic development of the business in Indonesia. Parveen has almost 25 years of experience in the agricultural sector, having held senior management roles in various countries. These inlcude leading Syngenta India’s sales organisation, as Head of Commercial Sales, and driving Syngenta’s seeds business in Thailand as its Managing Director. Parveen also held various roles in other agribusiness companies prior to joining Syngenta, in India and the Philippines. Parveen holds a MBA from Mahatma Gandhi University, and a BSc in Agriculture from the Haryana Agricultural University.

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  • Peter Bakker
    Peter Bakker President WBCSD

    Peter Bakker

    President
    WBCSD

    Mr Bakker is a distinguished business leader who joined WBCSD as President and CEO in January 2012. Until June 2011, Mr Bakker was the CEO of TNT NV, the Netherlands-based holding company of TNT Express and Royal TNT Post. Under his leadership, TNT rose to the forefront of Corporate Responsibility via a ground-breaking partnership with the UN World Food Programme and ambitious CO2 reducation targets from it’s ‘Planet Me’ initiative, holding multiple-year top ranking positions in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Mr Bakker is the recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award (2009); SAM Sustainability Leadership Award (2010); and is an Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme (since 2011).

    Mr Bakker is an appointed Commissioner for the Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development, and in 2016 he was named an SDG 12.3 Champion for his commitment to reducing food loss and waste. In addition, he is the Chairman of War Child Netherlands.

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  • Peter Whiteside
    Peter Whiteside Vice President, Commercial, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa Mars Chocolate

    Peter Whiteside

    Vice President, Commercial, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa
    Mars Chocolate

    I have spent more than 29 years working with Mars Incorporated across Asia Pacific, Europe, United States and the Middle East. With roles in Research & Development, Supply and Procurement. My career has been across Mars segments including Chocolate, Sugar, Ice cream, Pet Care and Food. Over the last five years in addition to my Vice President responsibilities I have held operational responsibility for the Mars Cocoa Processing Operation in Makassar, Indonesia. Mars has an extensive program across SEA to develop the Cocoa Industry with on the ground resources in Sulawesi Indonesia to support technology development and transfer in the cocoa sector. We operate research programs on management of cocoa productivity including Pest & Disease control, fertilizer application, Good Agriculture Practice and Plant Breeding. We work directly with over 10,000 small holder farmers in Sulawesi and have indirect programs in other areas of Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. In addition I am part of the Mars Steering Team on the Responsible Sourcing Programs for Cocoa and Palm Oil including our sustainability goals and farmer certification commitments.

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  • Peter Woon
    Peter Woon Founder, Partner Ecohub Global

    Peter Woon

    Founder, Partner
    Ecohub Global

    Peter is currently the Founding Partner of Ecohub Global, a Singapore based enterprise to promote Public Private Partnership intiatives, leveraging the innovative use of ICT to build sustainable supply chains. Peter has diverse international experience in Global Procurement / Sourcing and Supply Chain leadership roles in the High Technology and Services industry. He is a senior management executive with a proven track record in various greenfield startups in Singapore, Malaysia and China. Peter currently serves on the advisory board for the International Institute of Advance Purchasing and Supply (IIAPS), Supply Chain Asia (SCA), and the Nanyang Business School MBA Advisory Council.

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  • Petra Meekers
    Petra Meekers Director, CSR and Sustainable Development Musim Mas

    Petra Meekers

    Director, CSR and Sustainable Development
    Musim Mas

    Dr Petra Meekers has a background in biochemistry, with international experience in quality management consultancy including environmental and social impact assessments. Based in Asia since 1998, she has been involved in the implementation of environmental systesm and social frameworks for a diverse set of companies. She has experience in the food, energy and agricultural sectors.

    Petra is the Director of CSR and Sustainable Development with Musim Mas Group – a global palm oil corporation with operations spanning the entire palm oil supply chain. Her role includes developing group sustainability policy and strategy, working with the Group’s businesses and their key customers to identify opportunities for enhancing sustainability proposition in the world commodity sectors, providing leadership related to the societal impact of the Group’s activities, and advising the Board on sustainability and Corporate Responsibility matters.

    Prior to joining Musim Mas, Petra worked for New Britain Plantation Services in Singapore and Papua New Guinea as the Group Sustainability Manager, and Senior Associate in Global Sustainability Associates. As the Group Sustainability Manager, she was in charge of all operations involving sustainability matters and helped to manage the CSR strategy for the business.

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  • Moungpak Phouthone
    Phouthone Moungpak Vice Minister, and Chair National Nutrition Committee, Ministry of Health, Laos

    Phouthone Moungpak

    Vice Minister, and Chair
    National Nutrition Committee, Ministry of Health, Laos

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phouthone MUONGPAK currently serves as Vice Minister of Health, in charge of overseeing the Department of Hygiene & Health Promotion and the Department of Communicable Disease Control. His role includes a chief – country coordinating mechanism, Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He is also a head of the National Nutrition Community Secretariat. Previously, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phouthone worked as a Director General of Mitthaphab hospital from 2012 to 2015. He spent 20 years at the hospital where he also served as Chief of Anesthesia/Intensive Care and Pain Management Department. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phouthone earned a Diploma of Medical Science from the University of Health Sciences in Laos, when he became a teacher for more than four years. In 1995, he completed a Specialist’s Degree in Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Berlin Germany. Fluent in English, French and German, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phouthone was conferred the rank of associate professor in 2012.

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  • Pierre Courtemanche
    Pierre Courtemanche Chief Executive GeoTraceability

    Pierre Courtemanche

    Chief Executive
    GeoTraceability

    Pierre Courtemanche began working with smallholders in developing and emerging countries 32 years ago as an OXFAM volunteer. Latterly, he has worked for the Canadian International Development Agency, for the Canadian NGO SOCODEVI, and for a soft commodity trading house, Armajaro Trading. Pierre has also run his own specialist development consulting firm. Pierre has lived in Cameroon for 2 years, Ghana for 2 years, 3 years in the UK and made field trips in more than 20 countries covering East Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. This journey led him to found GeoTraceability in 2011, a company specialising in data collection on smallholders and the traceability of their products. The company operates globally and has the gola of putting smallholders on the map.

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  • Rachel Zedeck
    Rachel Zedeck Director of Sustainability and Climate Smart Agriculture, Control Union Bangkok Peterson Consulting

    Rachel Zedeck

    Director of Sustainability and Climate Smart Agriculture, Control Union Bangkok
    Peterson Consulting
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  • Regina Moench-Pfanner
    Regina Moench-Pfanner Founder & CEO ibn360

    Regina Moench-Pfanner

    Founder & CEO
    ibn360

    Regina Moench-Pfanner is the CEO and Founder of ibn360, dedicated to helping clients in the public and private sectors to create solutions that sustainably improve nutrition. ibn360′s access to government, business, academia, and civil society leaders enables clients to harness knowledge to build creative answers to complex questions, which deliver improved and affordable nutrition.

    Regina has been at the forefront of nutrition for more than 30 years, bringing with her a wide range of experience that includes: public health, food and nutrition policy, healthcare and research, business and program managment, strategic planning and capacity building. She has brokered many noteworthy partnerships across the globe to harness cross-sector partnerships for nutrition outcomes, and has published widely on the economic and double burden of malnutrition, food quality, and the role of micronutrients towards optimal nutrition. Regina is a steering committee member of the Asian Round Table of Food Innovation for Improve Nutrition, and is on the advisory board of the Rice Bowl Index that looks at food security robustness in Asia.

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  • Rini Indrayanti
    Rini Indrayanti Executive Director Cocoa Sustainability Partnership

    Rini Indrayanti

    Executive Director
    Cocoa Sustainability Partnership

    Rini Indrayanti is currently the Executive Director of Cocoa Sustainability Partnership (CSP), a multi-stakeholder national platform for sustainable cocoa in Indonesia. CSP members consist of chocolate and cocoa producer companies, NGOs, research institutes, and universities, as well as national, provincial and district level government. As the ED, Rini is responsible for driving collaboration and working together of cocoa stakeholders to achieve the 2020 Indonesian sustainable cocoa targets. She is also responsible for leading the CSP Executive Office.

    Rini’s work background is in community development in post-disaster recovery and agriculture context. Rini has worked with various international development agencies such as UNDP, UNOPS, and AusAID. She received her bachelors degree in economics from Hasanuddin University and Masters degree in Development Practice (advance) from University of Queensland.

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  • Ronny Iswara
    Ronny Iswara Vice President, Head of Sustainability and Banking for Food Rabobank International Indonesia

    Ronny Iswara

    Vice President, Head of Sustainability and Banking for Food
    Rabobank International Indonesia

    Ronny Iswara is responsible for leading the sustainability role in Rabobank Indonesia, combined with leading the Bank’s efforts for focusing on the Food and Agriculture (F&A) space. The efforts can cover the perspectives of knowledge, network and communications. As part of these roles he manages the Bank’s relationships with government bodies, NGO and commodity associations, and is involved in discussions with them for both commercial and industry development purposes. He also manages the initatives for inclusion and monitoring of the sustainability perspective in the Bank’s financing activities, and the culture change initatives to ensure the alignment of organisational culture. Before joining Rabobank, he was a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, consulting with focus areas on organisational development, change management and performance improvement. He holds a post-graduate degree in Psychology.

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  • syahrudi
    Rudi Syahrudi Head of Milk Procurement & Dairy Development Nestlé Indonesia

    Rudi Syahrudi

    Head of Milk Procurement & Dairy Development
    Nestlé Indonesia

    Syahrudi (Rudi) started his working career in agricultural development, and showed an interest in smallholder farmers in Indonesia. He spent 3 years developing partnerships with palm oil plantations and smallholders. Subsequently, he joined Nestlé Indonesia, and focused on programmes supporting partnerships and development of coffee farmers. IN 2005, he moved to Nestlé Sri Lanka, and focused on dairy development. He also spent some time in India, before returning back to Indonesia and started his focus on developing dairy farming in East Java. Currently, he is Head of Milk Procurement & Dairy Development, and is continuing his passion to develop dairy farmers in Indonesia, particularly in East Java.

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  • Ryan Roth
    Ryan Roth CEO of Kabu & Co, CEO Malala Coffee

    Ryan Roth

    CEO of Kabu & Co, CEO Malala Coffee

    Ryan Roth has been in the coffee business for a number of years, was the global MD for an architecture firm while he spoke at the Shell Future cities program and advised on the future of urban design. He also owns an art company and has spent his life looking at solving problems, while the biggest problem he believes in the world today, is global food security and by solving that, you will solve a host of other global issues, including climate change, poverty and regional security. His newest company, Kabu & Co. solves those problems.

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  • Sayed Azam-Ali
    Sayed Azam-Ali Chief Executive Crops for the Future

    Sayed Azam-Ali

    Chief Executive
    Crops for the Future

    After completing his first degree in Plant Biology at the University of Wales, Bangor, Sayed Azam-Ali completed his PhD in Environmental Physics at the University of Nottingham in 1983. He then worked as Groundnut Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India, before returning to Nottingham where he became Professor of Tropical Agronomy in 2006. He was appointed as Vice-Provost (Research and Internationalisation) at the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus in 2008, until 2011 when he became the founding CEO of Crops for the Future Research Centre. Sayed Azam-Ali also holds the Chair in Global Food Security at the University of Nottingham. He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, symposium proceedings, book chapters and one text book.

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  • Segfredo Serrano
    Segfredo Serrano Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Department of Agriculture Philippines

    Segfredo Serrano

    Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Department of Agriculture
    Philippines
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  • Shinta Kamdani
    Shinta Kamdani President IBCSD

    Shinta Kamdani

    President
    IBCSD

    As Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Sintesa Group, Shinta is responsible for the Management and Expansion of the Group’s business interests in Indonesia. The Sintesa Group is an Indonesian group with 17 subsidiaries, which operate in the Property, Industrial Products, Energy and Consumer Products. Shinta sits as Vice Chairwoman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), as Deputy Chairwoman of the Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO), as well as President of Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), and as Executive Board Member of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International. She also sits in the steering committee of Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF). The new Indonesian government appointed Shinta in early 2015 as advisor to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. Shinta graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University New York in 1989 and Executive Education at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2002. As part of her achievements, she has received awards, amongst others, from Women of Power from Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Abu Dhabi (2012), FORBES (2012 and 2013) for ASIA’s 50 Powerful Businesswomen and the Asia’s Leading Businesswoman of the Year Award (2013), Women Entrepreneur of the Year from Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (2014) and she was selected for the 30 best CEO by Business Indonesia Award in 2015.

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  • Siang Hee Tan
    Siang Hee Tan Exeuctive Director CropLife Asia

    Siang Hee Tan

    Exeuctive Director
    CropLife Asia

    Dr. Siang Hee Tan is currently Executive Director of CropLife Asia, the Asian operation of an international trade association with a presence in 91 countries. At CropLife Asia, he is responsible for directing regulatory, crop protection, seeds, intellectual property, biotechnology as well as communications and outreach programs in 15 Asian countries. Dr. Tan holds a BSc in Plant Pathology from the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, an MSc in Genetic Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a PhD in Molecular Biology (Plant Virus) from Okayama University in Japan.

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    Soetanto Abdoellah Chair Indonesia Cocoa Board

    Soetanto Abdoellah

    Chair
    Indonesia Cocoa Board

    Soetanto gained his PhD in Agricultural Sciences in 1995. He was a researcher in Soil Science and Fertilisation at the Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute. Besides being a Principal Researcher, he has also been Coordinator of Soil and Fertilisation Research, Head of the Research and Service Division, and Head of Business Development. He is a lecturer at some of the Indonesian universities, and is a member of the Indonesian Soil Science Society, Indonesian Agricultural Meteorology Society, and the International Society of Organic Agricultural Research. His research results on coffee and cocoa have been published in books and scientific journals, and presented at domestic and international conferences. In 2012, he was elected as a Chairman of the Indonesian Cocoa Board.

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  • Soth Sithon
    Soth Sithon Director, Economic Development Department, Ministry of Women's Affairs Cambodia

    Soth Sithon

    Director, Economic Development Department, Ministry of Women's Affairs
    Cambodia

    Soth Sithon studied agricultural mechanisation in Belarus (1981-1986) and graduated with a BBA in Management in Cambodia in 2001. Over the past 15 years, she has worked a gender national counterpart with the ‘Women in Irrigation and Nutrition Project’, which included mainstreaming gender into all project activities. From 2013-2015 she worked as a national project coordinator on ‘Assisting Cambodian women to improve household food security and family economy’, establishing technology centers and provided female famers master ToTs.

    As Director of the Economic Development Department of MoWA, she is committed to aligning efforts on women’s economic empowerment; women’s economic advocacy, dialogue, cooperation, technical support and gender mainstreaming in policy and program formulation and implementation. In particular, Soth Sithon is committed to cooperating with line ministries, development partners, and the private sector to improve women’s livelihoods, access and control over resources, decent wages and employment, and entrepreneurship development.

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  • Steve Staal
    Steve Staal Program Leader, Trade and Value Chains International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

    Steve Staal

    Program Leader, Trade and Value Chains
    International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

    Steve Staal is an agricultural economist and research manager with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). For more than 20 years, he has played a range of roles addressing research in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, and is currently the program leader for the Policies, Institutions and Livelihoods team. A major area of interest has been smallholder livestock producer livelihoods and competitiveness, their ability to adapt to rapidly changing markets, and also their ability to capture the non-market benefits of livestock. He has addressed policies in input and output markets serving livestock producers, and explored the important role of the informal and traditional livestock products markets, that feature in most developing country settings.

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  • Steven Bartholomeusz
    Steven Bartholomeusz Head of Advocacy and Communications Food Industry Asia

    Steven Bartholomeusz

    Head of Advocacy and Communications
    Food Industry Asia

    Steven leads all advocacy and communication efforts including membership and partnership development to deliver FIA’s value proposition to its members. He is an experienced communications professional with over 16 years international and regional experience managing issues and stakeholders and delivering communications strategy in the oil and gas industry, hydropower and public utilities, and more recently the food and beverage industry.

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  • Subandi Sardjoko
    Subandi Sardjoko Deputy Minister, National Development Planning Indonesia

    Subandi Sardjoko

    Deputy Minister, National Development Planning
    Indonesia

    Mr Subandi is the Deputy Minister for Human and Societal Development and Cultural Affairs at the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), where he also serves as Government Focal Person for the SUN Movement Indonesia since 2015. He is responsible for planning and budgeting national development, in the areas of health, nutrition, child protection, womens empowerment, education, research and technology, religion, family planning, sport and culture. He works closely with all local government to align the national development planning and also coordinate monitoring and evaluation of all programs implemented with all ministries and other agencies on a regular basis.

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  • Tashi Samdup
    Tashi Samdup Director General, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests Bhutan

    Tashi Samdup

    Director General, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests
    Bhutan

    Tashi Samdup has a degree in BVSc & AH and an MSc (Animal Science) with distinction from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Tashi started his professional working career started in 1991 as a Veterinary Officer.In 2007, he was selected as the Director of the Council for Renewable Natural Resources Research of Bhutan (CoRRB). His works also included being the SAARC Focal Person on the Technical Committee on Science and Technology; Executive Committee member to the Asia Pacific Association for Agriculture Research Institutes; Interim Permanent Representative of Bhutan to the World Meteorology Organization. In October 2013 he was transferred as the Director General of the, Department of Livestock. Some of his current ex-officio positions include Permanent Delegate of Bhutan to the OIE (World Animal Health Organization), Chairperson of the Bhutan Livestock Development Corporation and Board Director of the Bhutan Medicines Board and Bhutan Ecological Society.

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  • U Tin Htut
    U Tin Htut Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar

    U Tin Htut

    Permanent Secretary
    Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar

    Dr. Tin Htut was born in 1958 and graduated from Yezin Agricultural University in 1980. He obtained his Master of Science in Plant Breeding from North Carolina State University, United State of America in 1991. As an International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Ph.D. scholar, he studied plant breeding at the University of the Philippines Los Baños from 1996 to 2000. While he was working in the Department of Agricultural Research, he continued collaborative work with IRRI in breeding rice varieties resistant to bacterial blight disease. In 2003, he was invited as a research fellow in the IRRI to assist in the genetic analysis of iron-dense grains. Dr. Tin Htut was recognized in 2010 as one of IRRI’s outstanding alumni in the field of rice research management. Dr. Tin Htut was also a Rector of Yezin Agricultural University and the Director General of Department of Planning from 2011 to 2015. He was appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) on 1 September 2015. As a Permanent Secretary of MoALI, Dr. Tin Htut will be coordinating the thirteen departments under the ministry, and serves as a secretariat for the minister and assists him in managing MoALI. He is currently taking the responsibilities of Senior Official Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (SOM-AMAF) Leader.

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  • Veronica Herlina
    Veronica Herlina Executive Director Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia (SCOPI)

    Veronica Herlina

    Executive Director
    Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia (SCOPI)

    Veronica Herlina has helped coffee stakeholders in Indonesia to address sustainability coffee activities for several years. In March 2015, they launched a platform named SCOPI (Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia).

    Her experience of more than 10 years from her previous jobs in the food and beverage industry, coffee private sector and also in other coffee sssociations is one of the assets which enables her to understand more about the coffee players and to create activities to support sustainability coffee in Indonesia. Working in the coffee organisations is part of her passion for coffee and its challanges. Veronica has served as the Executive Director of SCOPI since May 2015.

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VENUE

- Grand Hyatt Jakarta is pleased to welcome our Delegates to the Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture 2017.
Jalan M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30 Jakarta 10350,  Indonesia

You can already book your room with a great discount here!

- Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Wahid Hasyim would be also delighted to welcome our Delegates to the Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture 2017. Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No 123, Jakarta 10240, Indonesia.

For reservations, please email Rere Siregar at rere.siregar@ihg.com with copy to dani.ramdhani@ihg.com

Press Releases

MEDIA INVITATION: Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture in Jakarta, March 2017  (27/02/2017)
 
UNDANGAN MEDIA Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture di Jakarta, Maret 2017  (28/02/2017)
 
Achieving Food Security in Asia – Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture, 2017 ( 20/01/2017) 

SMART provides close to 1,000 farming scholarships in Indonesia over last 10 years (13/03/2017)

SMART dukung masa depan pertanian dengan memberikan hampir 1,000 beasiswa selama 10 tahun terakhir di Indonesia (13/03/2017)

Asia is home to 60% of global hunger: leaders find new solutions at RBF Jakarta (14/03/2017)

RBF Jakarta: 60% Tingkat Kelaparan Global Ada di Asia (14/03/2017)

Fire Free Alliance Addresses Forest Fire and Haze in Over 200 Indonesian Villages, Welcomes New Members Sime Darby and IOI Group (15/03/2017)

Fire Free Alliance Menangani Kebakaran Hutan dan Kabut Asap di Lebih dari 200 Desa, Menyambut Sime Darby dan IOI Group sebagai Anggota Baru (15/03/2017)

Urgency for farmers to have rights to finance & technology for Asia to progress in SDG’s (15/03/2017)

Urgensi Para Petani dalam Memiliki Hak Finansial dan Teknologi untuk Peningkatan Asia di SDG’s (15/03/2017)

Digital Media: How to follow RBF Jakarta 2017 

•   Event Hashtag: Follow the official event hashtag #RBFJakarta for live updates

•   Twitter: Follow us today at @Responsible_Biz  

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•   LinkedIn: Join our LinkedIn group to connect with stakeholders

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Time for action: RBF Jakarta 2017 Outcome Statements and Recommendations 

The 4th Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture in Jakarta brought together over 550 stakeholders from government, business leaders across the food and agriculture sector and international agencies and NGOs to discuss actionable recommendations on securing Asia’s food and nutrition future.

The Forum showed the progress made towards improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, adoption of sustainable production practices, and the supply of sustainably produced commodities in Asia. It fostered open discussions on holistic and inclusive solutions to the greatest challenges that persist for Asia’s agriculture, and reinforced the need to explore innovative solutions through partnerships.

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Lead Organiser

  • Global Initiatives promotes partnership solutions to global challenges through television, award schemes and high-level international events in more than 30 countries worldwide. By sharing knowledge and best practices, and calling on all stakeholders to take action, we address some of the greatest challenges facing the world.

    Our initiatives are about partnership, inspiration and creating a better future. Established in Singapore in 2005, Global Initiatives runs the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) and Business for the Environment (B4E) event series, which bring together leaders from business, governments and NGOs to agree on industry commitments and policy proposals towards a more sustainable future.

    www.globalinitiatives.com

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Co-Organisers

  • The Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) is a CEO-led association of companies operating in Indonesia, who share a commitment to promoting sustainable development through sustainable economic growth, ecological balance and social progress. The launch of this business council in April 2011 represents a new regional chapter of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Founder members of IBCSD include 6 prominent Indonesian companies. Currently IBCSD has 21 member companies from 11 business sectors . IBCSD is providing a platform for businesses to share and promote best practice in tackling risks and taking advantage of opportunities related to sustainable development. It will also act as a key partner to government and civil society providing business input and solutions for Indonesian policies on sustainability issues.

    http://www.ibcsd.or.id

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  • The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) is the leading organization representing the interest of the private sector in the Indonesia. KADIN Indonesia seeks to establish a more inclusive and conducive business environment by expanding its consultative platform to all industries in order to be a more effective partner for national development and the creation of a well-structured, prosperous and vibrant society.

    http://www.kadin-indonesia.or.id/

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  • Public and private stakeholders in Indonesia launched PISAgro as a platform to simultaneously address the triple challenges of increasing agricultural productivity, farmers’ income and strengthen the environment, 20% by 2020. PISAgro is inspired by the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture (NVA) initiative.

    Leveraging the platform are Working Groups focusing on a specific crop and starting to scale business concepts which address the triple-challenges. Key of success are working across the value chain, being inclusive and aspirational. PISAgro’s Secretariat facilitates the platform and aligns its stakeholders in interactions with the government. It leverages other regional and global platforms of the NVA for achieving impact in Indonesia.

    http://www.pisagro.org/

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Principal Partner

  • Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is one of the leading integrated palm oil plantation companies in the world with a total planted area of 485,606 hectares (including smallholders), located in Indonesia. GAR was founded in 1996 and has been listed on the Singapore Exchange since 1999 with a market capitalisation of US$3.1 billion as at 31 December 2015.

    Sustainability is an integral part of our business

    GAR aims to be the leader in sustainable palm oil production by implementing the best industry practices and standards, protecting the environment and enhancing smallholders’ livelihood, while maximising long-term shareholder value. Our sustainability strategy focuses on engaging stakeholders proactively, implementing the best practices holistically (covering the environment, community, marketplace and workplace), benchmarking against industry standards, and reporting our progress in a timely and open manner. www.goldenagri.com.sg

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Corporate Partners

  • Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience.

    For more than 10 years, Cargill has been working to improve the sustainability of the palm oil industry throughout Indonesia and Malaysia – both on our plantations and on those of third-party suppliers and smallholders we support. We were an early member of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil and in 2014, Cargill introduced an updated palm oil policy, committing to sustainable, deforestation-free, socially responsible palm oil. 

    www.cargill.com

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  • Nestlé Indonesia is a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company. We enhance lives with science-based nutrition and health solutions for all stages of life, helping consumers care for themselves and their families. Our values are based on respect for people, future generations, the environment and for the diverse world we live in.

    Nestlé Indonesia has four factories with around 3,400 employees, and producing dairy, food and beverage products.

    Nestlé has one of the largest Research and Development (R&D) capabilities in the food and beverage industry, with about 5,000 people involved in 40 R&D and Product Technology centres worldwide.

    www.nestle.co.id

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  • Founded in 1913, Sampoerna - an affiliate of PT Philip Morris Indonesia and part of Philip Morris International, Inc. - is the leading Indonesian tobacco company, focusing primarily on the production and sale of clove cigarettes. In 2016, Sampoerna held a 35.0% market share driven by its strong brand portfolio, including Dji Sam Soe and A Mild in the premium price segment and Sampoerna Kretek and U Mild in the mid-price segment. Sampoerna operates seven production facilities in Java and partners with 38 Third Party Operators, employing -- directly and indirectly -- a total of approximately 70,000 employees, mostly in the production of hand-rolled clove cigarettes. Sampoerna distributes its products via more than 100 sales and distribution area offices across Indonesia.

    Sampoerna was Indonesia’s largest taxpayer in 2015, with payments to the Government of approximately Rp. 67 trillion. Sampoerna is the largest company by market capitalization on the Indonesian Stock Exchange, where it trades under the ticker symbol “HMSP.”

    www.sampoerna.com

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  • Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.

    Through 6 specific targets in the Good Growth Plan, we commit to making a measurable contribution by 2020. We are working with different partners to achieve these targets and aim to make a deep, lasting and positive impact on the farmers and rural communities who ensure the world’s food security.

    www.syngenta.com

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Supporting Partners

  • CropLife Asia is a non-profit society and the regional organization of CropLife International, the voice of the global plant science industry. We advocate a safe, secure food supply, and our vision is food security enabled by innovative agriculture.

    CropLife Asia supports the work of 15 member associations across the continent and is led by ten member companies at the forefront of crop protection, seeds and/or biotechnology research and development.

    http://www.croplifeasia.com/

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  • At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today - for all our customers, all Australians and the world.

    We are Australia's catalyst for innovation and a global force in transforming imaginatio into reality. We have more than 5,000 experts and collaborate with 3,000 customers each year, including Australian federal, state and local government bodies; small, medium and large businesses; universities, and more than 150 international partners.

    Everything we do is focused on creating measurable economic, environmental and social benefits that better our world and Australia's place in it.

    www.csiro.au

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  • Fire Free Alliance (FFA) is a voluntary multi-stakeholder group made up of forestry and agriculture companies, with NGOs and other concerned partners keen to resolve Indonesia’s persistent fires and haze problems arising from land burning. We collaborate to share information, knowledge and resources to achieve the most economically efficient lasting solutions that will lead to a fire and haze-free Indonesia. Our programs include no burn rewards, crew leaders, agricultural assistance, awareness programs and monitoring of fires and smoke. Our members include APRIL, Asian Agri, Musim Mas, Wilmar, Sime Darby, IDH, PM.Haze with Carbon Conservation acting as Secretariat.

    http://www.firefreealliance.org/

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  • Every day Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers worldwide with food that is rich in valuable nutrients. One of the world’s largest dairy companies, FrieslandCampina supplies consumer and professional products, as well as ingredients and half-finished products to manufacturers of children nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector around the world.

    FrieslandCampina’s Consumer Products Asia business group operates in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and has acquired strong brand positions in these markets.

    https://www.frieslandcampina.com

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  • Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. We leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers around the world, delivering the right products to the right location, at the right time – safely, responsibly and reliably. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines (platforms). Since 1851 our portfolio has grown to include Oilseeds, Grains, Rice, Freight, Finance, Coffee, Cotton, Sugar, Juice, Dairy, Fertilizers & Inputs and Metals. We help feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of products. Structured as a matrix organization of 5 geographical regions and 12 platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 22 000 people globally at peak season.

    www.ldcom.com 

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  • Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to enable farmers to nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops – such as corn, soybeans, sorghum, canola, and cotton – that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, non-profit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

    www.discover.monsanto.com

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  • Headquartered in Singapore, our business is involved with every part of the palm oil supply chain: From managing plantations and mills to refining crude palm oil and manufacturing palm-based products, supported by an extensive fleet of ship tankers and barges that enhances our logistical capabilities. We employ 37,000 employees in 13 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, committed to meeting global demand for Palm oil and its derivative products in an environmentally, socially and economically viable manner.

    www.musimmas.com

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  • WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies. Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees.

    Our global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

    Together, we are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by our vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050.

    www.wbcsd.org

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Knowledge Partner

  • Grow Asia is a multi-stakeholder partnership platform that catalyses action on inclusive, agricultural development in Southeast Asia. The platform convenes governments, companies, farmers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to co-create value chain initiatives focused on smallholder farmers and environmental sustainability. Grow Asia was established by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat.

    Launched in 2015, Grow Asia now supports locally-led country partnerships in Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar and Philippines which engage nearly 200 organisations and have built 26 agricultural value chains to-date.

    Grow Asia’s target is to reach 10 million smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia by 2020, enabling them to increase farm productivity, profitability and environmental sustainability by 20%.

    http://www.growasia.org/

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Event Partners

  • AmCham Indonesia is a voluntary organization of professionals with commercial activities in Indonesia. Its central mission is to promote US-Indonesia commercial relations and to serve its members as a key resource for information and business networking. First formed in 1971 as a committee, AmCham Indonesia has grown to hundreds of members representing more than 250 companies.

    www.amcham.or.id

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  • At Business for Development we believe one of the key drivers to solving extreme poverty is through inclusive economic growth, working in partnership with business. As a leading NGO that works with the private sector, we have developed numerous inclusive business partnerships – in countries like Papua New Guinea, Kenya and Laos – using a model which enables us to harness the power of the markets and connect smallholder farmers to commercial opportunities. Inclusion is about opportunity. And through including farmers and their families in the value chain they are given the tools, choice and ability to break the cycle of poverty. As inclusive business thought leaders we also seek to inspire, inform and empower business, NGO’s, donors and governments to work together on entrenched, complex development problems with ground breaking strategies.

    www.businessfordevelopment.org

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  • EuroCham is a non-profit membership fee-based organisation. EuroCham aims to improve market access for European companies in Indonesia through information sharing and a proactive advocacy dialogue with the Government of Indonesia, representing a pan-European industry voice. As the voice of European business in Indonesia, EuroCham promotes European business interests and represents European member companies. This work is mainly carried out through 12 Working Groups, which represent European business views in their respective industry/field.

    Through EuroCham, European business is provided with an effective communication and advocacy channel to the Indonesian Government. Recommendations and advocacy activities are shaped through the sectoral working groups, where EuroCham also supports member companies by providing a forum to exchange information on business, regulatory and market conditions in Indonesia.

    www.eurocham.id

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  • Corporate Citizenship is a global business consultancy specialising in sustainability and corporate responsibility. The team uses expert insight and a simplified approach to sustainability to deliver growth and long-term value for business and society. With teams in London, New York, San Francisco, Santiago and Singapore we work with clients on both a local and global level, to achieve their commitments to responsible business behaviours and sustainable practices. We advise on a number of areas including strategy, community, engagement, environment, supply chain, socio-economic impacts, reporting and assurance – helping clients to make the smart choices that will enable them to survive and thrive in an increasingly challenging business environment.

    www.corporate-citizenship.com

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  • Fairtrade strengthens the position of small holder farmers and workers in the value chain. By offering an alternative approach to trade, it supports producers in securing better makets, contributing to greater sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region, under Fairtrade NAPP. Fairtrade NAPP was established in 2014, and is a member of Fairtrade International. It aids and supports farmers and workers across the Asia Pacific region to brcome part of the Fairtrade supply chain. Member producers share ownership of the Faitrade system and have an equal voice in decision making. As a Producer Network, Faitrade NAPP ensures their voice is heard in the global Fairtrade system.

    http://www.fairtradenapp.org/

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  • The German Development Cooperation with Indonesia has been developing rapidly since 1957, and GIZ is currently working wiht a number of governmental, non-governmental and private sector partners in order to realise the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2013., this successful Indonesian-German cooperation has been focusing its efforts upon three main areas: Energy and Climate Change, Inclusive Growth, and Good Governance and Global Networks. GIZ, working in collaboration with the Indonesian government, is addesssing these issues on mutliple fronts, through a number of bold initiatives.

    GIZ also works throughout the dynamic ASEAN region that lies beyond Indonesia's borders and which, despite rapid economic growth, also faces issues in some key development areas. GIZ is also working with Timor-Leste, supporting the government's Strategic Development Plan to improve in several areas ranging from maritime transportation to peace consolidation, human rights, infrastructure, and human resources.

    www.giz.de/en

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  • Food Industry Asia (FIA) is a non-profit organisation that was formed in 2010 to enable major food manufacturers to speak with one voice on complex issues such as health & nutrition, food safety and the harmonisation of standards. From its base in Singapore, FIA seeks to enhance the industry's role as a trusted partner and collaborator in the development of science-based policy throughout Asia. To do so means acting as a knowledge hub for Asia’s national industry associations and affiliated groups to support with their engagement of public bodies and other stakeholders across the region.

    www.foodindustry.asia

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  • The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and over 1,000 staff. Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other harmful effects of climate change.

    http://irri.org/

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  • Landmark Asia is a Public Affairs consultancy, specialising in assisting organizations to understand and engage effectively with the diverse environments in which they operate, and the multitudes of stakeholders which impact their ’ ‘license to operate’. Public Affairs includes Government Relations, Public Policy, Regulatory Affairs, External Relations and Strategic Communications.

    Our clients are from the Food, Agriculture and Beverages space including MNCs, trade associations and multi-stakeholder platforms which touch all parts of the value-chain from farm to fork.

    We deliver high quality advisory services, tailored to each of our clients’ unique needs. Through our work in Asia, Europe and North America, Landmark Asia has established a strong reputation for providing contextualised information, thorough analysis, and powerful strategic advice. Our clients in Asia and elsewhere include Multi-National Corporations (MNCs), global and regional organizations representing both public and private sector interests, as well as Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Not for Profits (NFPs).

    www.landmarkasia.asia

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  • The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of people who are inspired and committed to working together to achieve our mission of conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. Through creative, pragmatic collaboration, we aim to rebalance the planet by building strong forests and healthy communities around the world.

    http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/

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  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisations. Established in 1961, WWF has grown to be one of the largest environmental organisations in the world with more than 5 million supporters worldwide; and present in more than 100 countries to conserve and protect our natural environment. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which people live in harmony with nature.

    http://www.worldwildlife.org/

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