GRAND HYATT BALI, INDONESIA
27 - 30 NOVEMBER 2017

RT15 Speakers

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER


HM Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin

HM Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin


35th King of Akyem Abuakwa

Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin is the 35th King to have ascended the throne referred to as the Ofori Panin Stool.  He ascended the throne on October 4th 1999, on the passing of his predecessor and brother, Osagyefuo Kuntunkununku II.

On ascending the throne, Nana Amoatia Ofori Panin pledged to introduce real economic development, commercial growth and the general progress and welfare of the people.

The King, apart from traditional concerns is an advocate for child welfare, HIV/AIDS, environmental conservation and women empowerment where he has instituted various foundations in each respect.

He founded and remain the life chairperson of the Okyeman Environment Foundation (OEF) which is currently rolling out a development programme called Plant Our Future and promoting the conservation of Atiwa Forest Reserve.

He is the Honourary Vice President for BirdLife International, Chairman of Charities AID Foundation, Patron of Ghana Substance Abuse Recovery Program, Ghana Eye Foundation and Ghana Kidney Foundation.

He established the University of Agriculture and Environmental Studies which was opened in October 2009.

He is also a member of the African Advisory Board of the Prince’s Rainforest Program; a climate change program initiated by HRH Prince Charles.

He engages in sports activities such as golf, tennis and swimming, and believes in daily exercises.

SESSIONS

SESSION 1: SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL IN AFRICA: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO AFRICANS?

Ranveer Chauhan
Olam International Limited

Ranveer Chauhan


Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Edible Oils & Natural Rubber
Olam International Limited

Ranveer has worked in the agriculture commodity sector all of his career - starting in India in the late 1980s and then joining Olam in Nigeria in 1993. He is now based in Singapore and heads Edible Oils and Rubber business at Olam International Ltd.

Ranveer studied Business Management and Leadership at IIM-Ahmedabad(India), Wharton (US) and at the Said Business School at Oxford University, UK.

Ranveer works in Business advisory capacity pro-bono and is Vice Chairman of the African Business Group at SBF (Singapore Business Federation) and also member of the Advisory Board of CAS (Centre for African Studies).

For his investment and business development work in Côte d'Ivoire, the country recognized Ranveer's contributions with a National Award.

Ranveer has been in Singapore since 2009, and to address the gaps in real understanding about 'living and working in Africa' Ranveer co-authored a book and published in Singapore. The book is titled "Amazing Africa: A corporate journey". 

Prof Moses M Zinnah
University of Liberia

Prof Moses M Zinnah


Dean of the College of Agriculture and Forestry
University of Liberia

Prof. Moses Zinnah is a distinguished Liberian agriculturist with over 30 years of experience in private and private sectors. He is Dean of the College of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Liberia. Prior to his recent position he served in several high-level positions in Liberia, including Minister of Agriculture.

Prof. Zinnah was the West Africa Regional Coordinator of Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE)] set up by Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and Winrock International to reform higher agricultural education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. The SAFE project has been successfully scaled up from 1 pilot program in Ghana in 1993 to over 17 programs across 9 African countries.

Prof. Zinnah has taught and supervised students at numerous universities in Africa and USA. He has published 30 professional articles and book chapters. He is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation African Career Award, and Fulbright Fellowship.

James Olabi Odey
Cuso International Nigeria

James Olabi Odey


Program Manager, Entrepreneurship & Value Chain Development
Cuso International Nigeria

James is an astute Development Professional and socially adroit with over 12 years’ experience in the Development sector across West Africa with focus on Climate change Adaptation, community based natural resource management; land use planning / Resource mapping using participatory methodologies, Biodiversity Conservation, livelihoods activities for poverty alleviation in forest dependent communities; experience in Entrepreneurship / Market chain analysis for agriculture and forest products, High Conservation Value Assessment, Environmental Auditing as well as Social and Environmental Impact Assessments. James was the Social NGO representative at the participatory multi - stakeholder Nigeria National Interpretation Working Group of RSPO Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Palm oil.

James is currently the Project Manager, Entrepreneurship & Value Chain Development with Cuso International in Nigeria. Prior to joining Cuso International, James was the Project Director of African Research Association, a local Non-Government Organisation in Nigeria. He also coordinated a climate change Network in the South-South region of Nigeria, served as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Calabar, Nigeria and have rendered consultancy services in Nigeria and other West African countries.

James holds a BSc in Geography and Environmental Science and an MSc in Geography of Forest Ecology from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He also obtained a certificate in Livelihoods and Markets from the Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Prof Lee White
National Parks Agency of Gabon

Prof Lee White


Executive Secretary
National Parks Agency of Gabon

Professor Lee White CBE is head of Gabon’s National Parks Service (ANPN). Appointed in 2009 by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, he has overseen the development of ANPN from a nascent parcs authority with under 100 employees to a professional parks management agency employing over 700 staff, including a dedicated national parks “gendarmerie” - an armed police force.

Professor White is an honorary professor at the University of Stirling who was awarded a CBE in 2011 for services to conservation in Central Africa. As a scientist he has published over 70 scientific articles and authored and edited 15 books on the ecology and conservation of the African rain forest.

As head of ANPN he is a police officer responsible for the respect of the parks and forestry laws with hundreds of officers under his command. He has played a key role in the fight against poaching and other illegal natural ressource use in Gabon. He is an advisor to the President of Gabon, and a “Chevalier” in the National Ordre of Merit.

Professor White has worked across the Central and West African forest belt in a career spanning over 30 years. He is a dual citizen of the UK and Gabon and has been working in Gabon’s protected areas for 27 years.
SESSION 2: RSPO COMMITMENT FOR SMALLHOLDERS

Marieke Leegwater
Solidaridad Network

Marieke Leegwater


International Program Coordinator Palm Oil
Solidaridad Network

Marieke Leegwater coordinates the global Solidaridad Palm Oil Program, focussed on building sustainable and inclusive palm oil value chains. Within the programme Solidaridad supports farmers across all major palm oil producing regions to raise yields and cooperates with companies and other stakeholders throughout the value chain to build sustainable supply chains. Within the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil she co- leads the Working Group Smallholders and is member of the Complaints Panel. Before Marieke joined Solidaridad, she worked for the Dutch Product Board for Margarine, Fats and Oils (MVO), the industry association of the Dutch Oils and Fats Industry. In that role she facilitated the set up of the Dutch Task Force Sustainable Palm Oil and contributed to various RSPO and RTRS Working Groups. Marieke holds a master degree in Public Law.

Bakhtiar Talhah
RSPO

Bakhtiar Talhah


Chief Operating Officer
RSPO

Bakhtiar joined the RSPO Secretariat as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in January 2017. He holds degrees from Princeton University in Chemistry and Environmental Studies, and from Université Paris-Sorbonne.

Prior to RSPO, he was the Regional Director at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) based in Kuala Lumpur. He has also worked with various international advisory firms such as PFC Energy and Nexant specialising in downstream oil, after having started his career in Petronas.

Bakhtiar actively works on public health issues in Malaysia, and currently serves in the Malaysian AIDS Council and several grassroots NGOs.  

Bram Stoffele
Aflatoun International

Bram Stoffele


Consultant
Aflatoun International

Bram Stoffele is a consultant for Aflatoun International and currently primarily consults RSPO on its RSPO Smallholder Academy, focusing on project management and its scaling strategies. Bram also consults Aflatoun on its cloud-based partner information and knowledge management system. Independently, he also consults across different sectors in the Philippines on knowledge management and scaling social solutions.

Previously, Bram worked in various roles for Aflatoun and Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), both internationally awarded children’s NGOs. His work covered international multi-stakeholder advocacy, organizational development and impact scaling models, KM systems, and the development of product Certification and membership systems. Bram successfully closed partnerships between CYFI and UNICEF and MasterCard and co-authored leading publications on youth financial inclusion. He was Innovations Director at Youth at Venture – a Philippines-based NGO supporting out-of-school and unemployed youth through entrepreneurship opportunities – and volunteered for Ashoka Netherlands and the Ashoka Globalizer program, supporting high-impact social entrepreneurs.

Bram holds a MSc in the History and Philosophy of Science from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) – of which he spent one year as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University – and he holds BSc in Physics & Astronomy with a minor in Law from Utrecht University. He is into trail running and jazz piano.

Sutiyana
KUD Tani Subur

Sutiyana


Farmer Representative
KUD Tani Subur

Sutiyana is an oil palm smallholder farmer and a head of Tani Subur Coperative (KUD Tani Subur) in Pangkalan Tiga Village, Pangkalan Lada Sub-district, Kotawaringin Barat District. He is also a member of the Regional People’s Representative Council (DPRD) of Kotawaringin Barat District. On 1 January 2014, Tani Subur Cooperative was established by the spirit of the farmers who were willingly to have a prosperous life. Along with the spirit of the communities and the confidence of Tani Subur Cooperative members, the Cooperative is growing rapidly, and to date, the Cooperative has been developing integrated oil palm programs, such as:

  1. Integrated oil palm-farm (cows, fish & duck)
  2. Integrated oil palm-tourism
He hopes the programs developed by the Cooperative will increase the welfare of the Pangkalan Tiga communities.

Dr Isabella Tonaco
BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH

Dr Isabella Tonaco


BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH

Isabella Tonaco joined BASF in 2011. Since June 2016, she is leading the Global Sustainability Palm Products Team at BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH. Isabella and her expert team are responsible for BASF’s Palm Commitment implementation. They work closely with various partners in the supply chain to transform the market towards responsible palm. Before joining BASF, Isabella worked as researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany. She holds a PhD in Plant Sciences from the Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Mareike Felix
ALDI SUD

Mareike Felix


Manager Corporate Responsibility International
ALDI SUD

Mareike Felix has been working in the area of sustainable resources since 2010. Before her position as CRI Manager at ALDI International Services, her focus topics were the traceability of agricultural commodities and the integration of smallholder farmers into global value chains via mobile technology.

In this framework, she spent quite some time ‘in the field’ in South America and West Africa, inter alia for the software company SAP and for Soil & More International. She holds a BA in German-Latin American Business and a Master’s degree in International Development Studies. At ALDI SOUTH, next to palm, she works on the international strategy development for the commodities soy, coffee, cocoa and timber.”
SESSION 3: CATALOGING THE IMPACTS OF RSPO

Johan Verburg
Oxfam Novib

Johan Verburg


Inclusive Value Chains Advisor
Oxfam Novib

Johan Verburg works for Oxfam, the international confederation for poverty alleviation. Oxfam’s agenda contains land and labour rights, gender and the voice of farmer families.

He has been representing the social NGOs in the RSPO Board since RT4. Johan is responsible for engagement with the agribusiness and financial sectors about inclusive value chains.

Dr Sarah Scriven
University of York

Dr Sarah Scriven


Post Doctoral Research Associate
University of York

Sarah completed her PhD at the University of York (UK) in 2016, and her PhD research focused on ways to improve biodiversity and connectivity in tropical agricultural landscapes. She combined the collection of new field data from oil palm plantation landscapes in SE Asia and computer modelling techniques to examine issues of connectivity in relation to land-use and climate change. Sarah has since worked as a researcher on the SEnSOR (Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Oil Palm Research) project.

This research was funded by the RSPO and examined the impacts of the RSPO’s environmental sustainability criteria. Since October 2017, Sarah has been working as researcher for SEARRP (South-East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership) on a grant awarded by the Rainforest Trust. As part of this research, she will use high-resolution maps that integrate land-use with biodiversity information to help determine where to create new protected areas in Sabah, Borneo.  

Dr Kimberly Carlson
University of Hawaii

Dr Kimberly Carlson


Assistant Professor
University of Hawaii

Dr. Kimberly Carlson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management. A land systems scientist, Carlson’s research focuses on the sustainability of tropical agriculture. Her work has contributed to our understanding of agriculture’s impact on the environment and natural resources, and informs the effectiveness of voluntary environmental governance strategies such as certification systems.

Carlson has published more than twenty scientific articles, included highly cited works in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and Nature Climate Change. She received her PhD from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Stanford University, and worked as a GIS specialist at the Carnegie Institute’s Department of Global Ecology. Most recently, she was a Post-doctoral Research Scholar at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Carlson lives in Honolulu.

Dr Nia Kurniawati Hidayat
Bogor Agricultural University

Dr Nia Kurniawati Hidayat


Lecturer
Bogor Agricultural University

Nia Kurniawati Hidayat was born in Sukabumi, Indonesia, on February 1, 1988. She holds a Bachelor degree in Agricultural and Resources Economics from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia and in 2012, she completed the Master Program Agricultural Economics from the same university. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Resources Economics, within the Faculty of Economics and Management, at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB).

In 2013, she successfully applied for a DIKTI scholarship that allowed her to join International Center for Integrated Assessment for Sustainable Development (ICIS) - Maastricht University (the Netherlands) as a PhD student. She finished her PhD in September 2017. During her study she focused on the social and economic effects of palm oil certification and on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

Oi Soo Chin
RSPO

Oi Soo Chin


Impacts and Evaluation Director
RSPO

Soo Chin first joined RSPO in 2013 as the Biodiversity and Conservation Manager under the Technical Division and moved to ​​the Impacts and Evaluation Division in 2016.

In this capacity, she will be leading the team to understand the impacts of RSPO certification, communicate these impacts to stakeholders and incorporate lessons learned to continuously improve the standard.

​​​T​he Impacts and Evaluation Division​ ​​is responsible for the ​Theory of Change, Monitoring and Evaluation System, Complaints and Appeal Procedures, RSPO key research priorities, SENSOR, ISEAL compliance and GeoRSPO.​

Soo Chin was trained in Forestry and prior to joining RSPO, she was a Project Coordinator for the Malaysian Environmental Consultants (MEC), where she was attached to for 10 years working on numerous projects and possesses vast experience in HCV assessment, sustainable palm oil auditing, due diligence, natural resource conservation and management in Malaysia and Indonesia.
SESSION 4: RSPO DELIVERING NO DEFORESTATION, NO PEAT, NO EXPLOITATION

Rod Taylor
World Resources Institute

Rod Taylor


Global Director, Forests
World Resources Institute

Rod is the Global Director of the Forests Program at the World Resource Institute (WRI), with oversight of Global Forest Watch, the Forest Legality Initiative and the Global Restoration Initiative. Before joining WRI, Rod worked as the Forests Director at WWF International, and before that led WWF’s forest work in the Asia Pacific region. Earlier in his career, Rod worked as a forest policy adviser in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Rod began his career as a lawyer in Australia and has a Masters Degree in Environmental Law from the Australian National University.

Dr Gan Lian Tiong
Musim Mas Group

Dr Gan Lian Tiong


Director of Sustainability
Musim Mas Group

Dr Gan Lian Tiong has been involved with palm oil plantations since 1975 (37 years). He is working for PT Musim Mas from 2007 to present where he is now Director of Sustainability, responsible for the Group’s sustainability initiatives. Specific functions include amongst others Certification of RSPO P&C for all Group plantations and Scheme Smallholders, Certification of RSPO Supply Chain Certification System as well as Certification of EU-Germany International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC).

Prior to his work as General manager for plantation projects of RSPO in Kuala Lumpur Kepong from 2004 till 2007, he worked for Sime Darby Plantations from 1975 - 2004 (29 years) serving several functions: Planter, Head of R&D, Head of Business Development, Head of Special Projects (Life Cycle Assessment, Food Safety & RSPO).

He has been actively involved with RSPO since its inception in 2004, and was part of the Criteria Working Group, the Verification/Certification Working Group, the RT6 Organizing Committee and the P&C Review Task Force. He is currently a member of the Biodiversity and High Conservation Value Working Group and is serving as the co-chair of the Emission Reduction Working Group.

Dr Simon Lord
Sime Darby Berhad

Dr Simon Lord


Group Chief Sustainability Officer
Sime Darby Berhad

Dr Simon Lord is the Group Chief Sustainability Officer for Sime Darby Berhad. He has over 30 years of experience in promoting responsible palm oil plantations.

Lisa Li
Mars

Lisa Li


Global Oil & Fats Commercial Director
Mars

Lisa Li is from China. She is now Mars global oil & fats Commercial Director based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. She has more than ten years of procurement experience and took over Mars global Palm oil sourcing responsibility starting from 2015. She works hand in hand with Mars sustainability team to ensure the company implement the Mars sustainable palm standard and policy into their sourcing and supplier selection process. She is also leading the Mars global palm sustainable sourcing program. 

Ben Vreeburg
IOI Loders Croklaan

Ben Vreeburg


Sustainability Director
IOI Loders Croklaan

IOI Loders Croklaan is a global palm oil processor and part of the IOI group. As Director Sustainability at IOI Loders Croklaan, Ben is responsible for building a transparent and sustainable palm oil supply chain and stakeholder management. Ben was educated at the Agricultural University of Wageningen, the Netherlands. He has worked in both the food and feed industry for over 20 years, with assignments in Europe, South East Asia and South America.

He first joined IOI Loders Croklaan in 1999 and held various commercial positions. His areas of expertise lie in the field of general management, customer relationship management and long term business development.

Prior to working for IOI Loders Croklaan Ben worked for Alltech Inc. a US based animal feed company. Stationed in the Philippines, he was responsible for developing and overseeing commercial activities in the region.
SESSION 5: COFFEE WITH THE COMPLAINTS PANEL - AN INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE

Bakhtiar Talhah
RSPO

Bakhtiar Talhah


Chief Operating Officer
RSPO

Bakhtiar joined the RSPO Secretariat as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in January 2017. He holds degrees from Princeton University in Chemistry and Environmental Studies, and from Université Paris-Sorbonne.

Prior to RSPO, he was the Regional Director at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) based in Kuala Lumpur. He has also worked with various international advisory firms such as PFC Energy and Nexant specialising in downstream oil, after having started his career in Petronas.

Bakhtiar actively works on public health issues in Malaysia, and currently serves in the Malaysian AIDS Council and several grassroots NGOs. 
SESSION 6: RSPO PRINCIPLES AND CRITERIA 2018 REVIEW

Dr Simon Lord
Sime Darby Berhad

Dr Simon Lord


Group Chief Sustainability Officer
Sime Darby Berhad

Dr Simon Lord is the Group Chief Sustainability Officer for Sime Darby Berhad.  He has over 30 years of experience in promoting responsible palm oil plantations.

Datuk Darrel Webber
RSPO

Datuk Darrel Webber


Chief Executive Officer
RSPO

Darrel Webber joined the RSPO as Chief Executive Officer (formerly known as Secretary General) in January 2011, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His last position was Senior Associate of Global Sustainability Associates, a role which required him to provide senior counsel to companies and organisations about agricultural development (including oil palm).

Prior to that, he was Senior Manager Palm Oil Sector Engagement at WWF-International and regional manager for companies such as Permanis Sandilands Sdn. Bhd. and Shell Malaysia Ltd. From 2007 until 2009, Darrel Webber was a RSPO Executive Board Member representing the Environmental NGOs constituent through his position at WWF International.

Darrel was also actively involved in the initial discussions and development of the RSPO Principles & Criteria. Darrel speaks in numerous thought leadership forums and conferences all around the world on sustainability.

Perpetua George
Wilmar International Limited

Perpetua George


General Manager for Group Sustainability
Wilmar International Limited

Perpetua “Pep” George has a career spanning work in forest conservation, sustainable production consulting, the FMCG industry, and oil palm plantations. Previously working for Unilever, Proforest, and WWF - she joined Wilmar in 2015 and is currently the General Manager for Group Sustainability in Wilmar International.

Her current responsibilities cover the implementation of sustainable practices in Wilmar’s plantation operations and spearheading the sustainable supplier transformation programme. She is also involved in wider engagement with stakeholders within the partnerships and initiatives that Wilmar belong too such as the HCSA executive committee, the Tropical Forest Alliance, and the Sabah Jurisdictional Approach Steering Committee. She is an active participant in various RSPO work streams, where she currently co-chairs the Smallholder Working Group, and is also the chair for the RSPO Smallholder Support Fund Panel.

Pep holds an MSc in botany and anthropology, and her research expertise is in the natural resource use of local communities – focussing on how land and different forest types are valued amongst the indigenous communities of Sabah.

Olivier Tichit
PT Tolan Tiga Indonesia (SIPEF Group)

Olivier Tichit


Commercial Director
PT Tolan Tiga Indonesia (SIPEF Group)

A tropical agronomist by training, Olivier Tichit has worked in South-East Asia for the past twenty years. Olivier Tichit is a Director of the Indonesian subsidiaries of SIPEF, a Belgian plantations group active in palm oil, rubber, tea and bananas, and present in Côte d'Ivoire, Papua New-Guinea and Indonesia.

Prior to joining SIPEF, Olivier Tichit was the Indonesia Country Manager for a major commodities merchant group, and spearheaded sustainable certifications for coffee smallholders.

Rosemary Addico
Solidaridad Network

Rosemary Addico


Oil Palm Programme Manager
Solidaridad Network

Rosemary Addico works for Solidaridad West Africa as the Oil Palm Program Manager for Ghana. She is a member of the RSPO P&C Review Taskforce representing smallholders from the “Rest of the World”. She is also a member of the Smallholder Academy Curriculum Development Committee. She has a lot of experience working with smallholder farmers and voluntary standards.

Faizal Parish
Global Environment Centre

Faizal Parish


Director
Global Environment Centre

Faizal Parish is the Director of the Global Environment Centre, a Malaysian non-profit organization working throughout East and Southeast Asia on forest and peatland management, biodiversity, water resources and climate change. He is a wetland ecologist by training and has more than 30 years’ experience in assessment and management of peat swamp forests, mangroves and river systems. He is a Malaysian Permanent Resident and has been living in Malaysia since 1983. He has been the Director of Global Environment Centre since 1998 and was the Senior Technical Advisor of the ASEAN Peatland Forests Project (2005-2014) and is currently assisting the ASEAN Secretariat to develop the ASEAN Programme on Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems - 2014-2020 ( APSMPE). He was a Lead Author for Wetland Chapter of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and a contributing author to the 2013 IPCC wetland Supplement.

He has been actively involved in RSPO since 2004. He was the Co-chair of the RSPO Peatland Working Group (2009-2012) and is currently the Co-chair of RSPO Emission Reduction Working Group (2013-2017) and the RSPO Peatland Working Group 2(2017-2020). He coordinated the preparation of Guidelines for Minimising the impact of oil palm plantations and Mills on River water Quality In Sabah (2011); the RSPO Manual for BMPs  for oil palm cultivation on peat. (2012) and the RSPO Manual on BMPs for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of natural vegetation associated with for oil palm cultivation on peat (2012). He is a member of the Task Force on the RSPO 2018 P&C.

Daryll Delgado
Verite Southeast Asia

Daryll Delgado


Research & Stakeholder Engagement Program Manager
Verite Southeast Asia

As the Manager of Verite Southeast Asia’s (VSEA) Research and Stakeholder Engagement Programs, Daryll Delgado designs, implements, and manages multi-country programs geared towards understanding and improving working conditions in the agriculture, electronics, apparel, footwear, and food manufacturing sectors in Southeast Asia, as well as, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. She directs the Southeast Asia research team, and is principal investigator for Verité's publicly funded research on forced labor and trafficking in persons.

Daryll also represents VSEA in international, multi stakeholder initiatives and forums. She sits in the Advisory Board of the Dispute Settlement Facility, and leads the Labor Task Force of the Human Rights Working Group of the RSPO. She was also a member of the panel that reviewed and revised the RSPO P&C.

Daryll is a key contributor to the development of Verité's public toolkits and primers on various labor issues. She is an accredited lead auditor by IRCA, RAISE, and the EICC, and conducts social responsibility audits and assessments globally, trains and manages audit teams throughout Southeast Asia.

She is one of the Directors of the FAIR Hiring Initiative, Inc. Apart from work with Verité and FAIR Hiring, she is a journalist, a published book author, and a university lecturer.

PREPARATORY CLUSTERS

PREPARATORY CLUSTER 1: ROAD TO IMPROVED LABOUR PRACTICES

Kania Mezariani Guzaimi
Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM)

Kania Mezariani Guzaimi


Researcher (Human Rights Advocacy Department)
Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM)

Kania is an alumni of the Political Science Department of the University of Andalas, and an alumni of one of the largest international youth organization, AIESEC. She volunteered at the United Nations World Food Programme, then joined the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) in 2013.  She focuses in business and human rights, and was involved in drafting the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in Indonesia, together with the National Human Rights Commission. She received her master degree in the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. She then had an internship at Greenpeace UK and was involved in the forest team. Currently, she is a researcher at ELSAM, and is involved in the monitoring of the draft review of the revised RSPO’s Principles and Criteria.  

Herwin Nasution
Serikat Buruh Perkebunan Indonesia (SERBUNDO)

Herwin Nasution


Chairman
Serikat Buruh Perkebunan Indonesia (SERBUNDO)

Herwin Nasution was born on 1967, since students have been actively engaged in the defense of human rights and labor rights. After graduate from university, Herwin work as an activist in the labor issues and already working with this issue about 30 years and also become a lawyer. In the 1980s, Herwin also actively encouraged democratic movements in Indonesia.

In 1994, Herwin served as Executive Director of Yayasan Kelompok Pelita Sejahtera (KPS) that actively organize, educate and establish unions in the industry sector in North Sumatra. In 2000-2006, Herwin served as Executive Director of Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Indonesian: Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia or WALHI) North Sumatra, that provides assistance and advocacy for the environment issue and facilitate 43 NGOs members of WALHI-North Sumatra. In 2004, during the tsunami disaster in Aceh, Herwin lead groups of volunteers to undertake a program of Disaster Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation for 6 years.

Since 2001 until today, he established Serikat Buruh Perkebunan Indonesia (SERBUNDO) which has members of 5,000 workers plantation in North Sumatra and Kalimantan. Then in 2013, SERBUNDO managed to organize 7,000 workers to encourage RSPO to establish Task Force on labour in the RSPO.

In 2014, together with a coalition 26 NGOs and unions, Herwin successfully produced Free and Fair Labor in Palm Oil Production: Principles and Implementation Guidance. In 2015, successfully encourage RSPO to adopt that document into the RSPO Principles and Criteria. Herwin currently active as Chairman of SERBUNDO and continue to advocate the improvement of working and living conditions for palm oil plantations labour in Indonesia.

Perpetua George
Wilmar International Limited

Perpetua George


General Manager for Group Sustainability
Wilmar International Limited

Perpetua “Pep” George has a career spanning work in forest conservation, sustainable production consulting, the FMCG industry, and oil palm plantations. Previously working for Unilever, Proforest, and WWF - she joined Wilmar in 2015 and is currently the General Manager for Group Sustainability in Wilmar International.

Her current responsibilities cover the implementation of sustainable practices in Wilmar’s plantation operations and spearheading the sustainable supplier transformation programme. She is also involved in wider engagement with stakeholders within the partnerships and initiatives that Wilmar belong too such as the HCSA executive committee, the Tropical Forest Alliance, and the Sabah Jurisdictional Approach Steering Committee. She is an active participant in various RSPO work streams, where she currently co-chairs the Smallholder Working Group, and is also the chair for the RSPO Smallholder Support Fund Panel.

Pep holds an MSc in botany and anthropology, and her research expertise is in the natural resource use of local communities – focussing on how land and different forest types are valued amongst the indigenous communities of Sabah.

Enrico C Bagadion
Verite Southeast Asia

Enrico C Bagadion


Managing Director
Verite Southeast Asia

Enrico “Coco” Bagadion is presently Verité Southeast Asia's Managing Director. VSEA is a non-profit organization with a mission to ensure that people worldwide work under safe, fair, and legal conditions. Verité collaborates with private companies, civil society groups, governments, workers, and international organizations to promote sustainable workplace practices. Verité’s services include social responsibility (SR) program assessments, factory and workplace level audits, remediation and consultation, SR standards awareness and skills training, and researches on critical labor and human rights issues affecting the poor and vulnerable people around the world.

Prior to joining Verité, Coco worked with multinational pharmaceutical companies holding various management positions in industrial and safety engineering, manufacturing, information and technology management; his last position prior to retiring from the pharmaceutical industry and joining Verité was that of vice-president for business risk and strategy management.

Coco holds a degree in engineering and has attended various management and technical courses in the US, Europe, Japan and the Philippines. Coco is an accredited social responsibility auditor and trainer by the International Registry of Certificated Auditors (IRCA).

Sharyn Shufiyan
Wild Asia

Sharyn Shufiyan


Technical Manager
Wild Asia

Sharyn Shufiyan is a Technical Manager with Wild Asia. She graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a BA in Media Studies and Anthropology. A major component of her work is to manage community projects and conducting Social Impact Assessments (SIA), utilizing methods of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), focus group discussions, interviews and facilitating workshops for plantation staff, workers and local communities. She was also involved in the initial stages of establishing the Wild Asia Group Scheme for Smallholders. Currently, she plans and coordinates technical assessment projects namely SEIA and HCV as required by the oil palm industry standards. She has successfully completed the RSPO Lead Auditor Course in 2011 and the High Conservation Values Assessor Training Course in 2017.

Dr Suma Parahakaran
HUMANA Child Aid Society

Dr Suma Parahakaran


Education Training Consultant
HUMANA Child Aid Society

Suma has a doctorate degree from University of Sydney, Australia. She is currently working as an Education Training Consultant with HUMANA Child Aid Society. Suma is currently working as a team member to evaluate projects and as training consultant at MCEF (Malaysian Community and Education Foundation) related to Socio Economic Development of Indian Community (SEDIC) for  vernacular schools (Tamil schools).

Suma’s interests are in Sustainable Education (Values based Education) and Environmental Education. She was involved in the UN-HABITAT Water Education program for South East Asia with the Institute of Sathya Sai Education Thailand from 2002-2004 and has trained teachers for values based water education. Her interests are in Ethics and Values based Education. Suma Parahakaran has designed and developed modules for Master degree and Executive Diploma Program in Early Childhood Education (ECE)’ for Wawasan Open University (2013-2017). She has also authored an Outdoor Learning Guide to be published by RECSAM in 2016. In 2014, she was invited as forum speaker for the 9th ‘Search for SEAMEO Young Scientists’ (SSYS) regional congress with the theme ‘Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Sustainable Development’ with delivery of presentation entitled ‘Human factor during the impact of natural disaster: Reflective perspectives’ through Skype ODL mode.  During her tenure as Sathya Sai primary school principal, the profile of the school was raised by winning recognitions such as being shortlisted for sustainable education for Japan ESD awards in 2014 with 16 out of 63 schools were selected and SEAMEO 50x3 schools’ networking in 2015. She was also one of the active team members of award winning projects in ICDE 2013, SCIIID 2014 and I-PEINX 2016.

She has also participated as consultant in the workshop to embark additional programmes in the field (e.g. Creative writing in English, Translation studies, Linguistics, etc.), and repackage the present ones. Part of the task force involving 3 academics/experts in the field from outside India. Member of the task force primarily involved: (a) making suggestions/comments on the content (relevance, currency, density, etc.), presentation (language, design, layout, etc.) and delivery (digital – synchronous/asynchronous or print or a combination) of the learning packages already on offer and (b) preparing curricula for new programmes.

Sabarinah Marzuky
Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Sabarinah Marzuky


VP II, Sustainability Audit & Certification
Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Sabarinah Marzuky has a background in Town & Country Planning and later pursued her interest in the field of environment. She subsequently joined a certification body conducting audit on Environment, Safety & Health, and Sustainability prior to joining Sime Darby.

Sabarinah currently leads a team that provides internal assurance on sustainability practices throughout the Sime Darby Group. She is also involved in external engagements particularly on standards setting. Sabarinah is also involved in providing input as the Sime Darby & MPOA representative through various working groups and task forces to the RSPO as well as other national initiatives.
PREPARATORY CLUSTER 2: TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN PEATLAND MANAGEMENT

Dato' Paduka Ir Dr Hj Keizrul bin Abdullah
Wetlands International Malaysia

Dato' Paduka Ir Dr Hj Keizrul bin Abdullah


Chairperson
Wetlands International Malaysia

Keizrul bin Abdullah has been involved in the field of water, drainage and environment for the past 4 decades. He started his career in the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia where over an illustrious career, he rose to become the Director General in 1997 until his retirement from public service eleven years later. As Director General, he pushed for a more environment-friendly approach to solving water issues and advocated the need to manage water, drainage, river, flood and coastal problems in a holistic and integrated manner.

Keizrul is currently the Chairperson of Wetlands International Malaysia; a Senior Advisor of NARBO (Network of Asian River Basin Organisations); a member of HELP (High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters) which reports to the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Disaster Risk Reduction and Water; a member of the OECD Work Group on Water Governance Initiatives; and a member of the ESCAP Expert Advisory Group on Water Security/Water and Sanitation Related SDGs.

Keizrul has extensive hands-on experience on drainage projects for agriculture including the peatlands of the World Bank financed West Johore Agricultural Drainage Scheme. He has witnessed first hand the problems of ground subsidence arising from the drainage of peatlands and the subsequent drainage and flooding issues. He is a strong advocate of 'Building with Nature' i.e. learning from nature and incorporating nature-based solutions to solve problems of drainage, flooding and coastal erosion.

Faizal Parish
Global Environment Centre

Faizal Parish


Director
Global Environment Centre

Faizal Parish is the Director of the Global Environment Centre, a Malaysian non-profit organization working throughout East and Southeast Asia on forest and peatland management, biodiversity, water resources and climate change. He is a wetland ecologist by training and has more than 30 years’ experience in assessment and management of peat swamp forests, mangroves and river systems. He is a Malaysian Permanent Resident and has been living in Malaysia since 1983. He has been the Director of Global Environment Centre since 1998 and was the Senior Technical Advisor of the ASEAN Peatland Forests Project (2005-2014) and is currently assisting the ASEAN Secretariat to develop the ASEAN Programme on Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems - 2014-2020 ( APSMPE). He was a Lead Author for Wetland Chapter of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and a contributing author to the 2013 IPCC wetland Supplement.

He has been actively involved in RSPO since 2004. He was the Co-chair of the RSPO Peatland Working Group (2009-2012) and is currently the Co-chair of RSPO Emission Reduction Working Group (2013-2017) and the RSPO Peatland Working Group 2(2017-2020). He coordinated the preparation of Guidelines for Minimising the impact of oil palm plantations and Mills on River water Quality In Sabah (2011); the RSPO Manual for BMPs  for oil palm cultivation on peat. (2012) and the RSPO Manual on BMPs for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of natural vegetation associated with for oil palm cultivation on peat (2012). He is a member of the Task Force on the RSPO 2018 P&C.

Nazir Foead
Peatland Restoration Agency

Nazir Foead


Head
Peatland Restoration Agency

Nazir Foead was appointed by the President to lead Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG RI) in January 2016. He has to lead restoration actions of 2 million hectares of Indonesia’s peatland within five years. Prior to this, Nazir joined Climate and Land Use Alliance as the Indonesia Initiative Coordinator in February 2014, to direct grants and support for Indonesia’s CSOs. He was the Conservation Director of WWF Indonesia, managing over 300 staff in 26 conservation sites, from 2010 before joining the Alliance.

Trained as forester and conservation biologist, he spent his earlier professional career from late 1980s in the interior of Kalimantan, Maluku and Papua running biodiversity assessment, learning from and interacting with the indigenous peoples as well as running investigations illegal logging. In the last sixteen years of his career he dedicated a major part of his time in engaging with the drivers behind the conversion of topical tropical forest in Indonesia, including land use policies, palm oil, and pulp and paper. He got the Bachelor degree in forestry from Gadjah Mada University (1992), and Master degree in conservation biology from the University of Kent, UK (1996); and intensive courses in Sustainable Forest Management in Gottingen University, Germany (1995) and DNA analysis in Indiana University (1997).

Christopher Wiggs
Aidenvironment

Christopher Wiggs


Consultant
Aidenvironment

My background is in wildlife conservation, having worked with NGOs to conserve orangutan populations in agricultural landscapes. I conducted my MSc research with the RSPO, examining to what extent the complaints system has helped to conserve rainforest in Indonesia and Malaysia. I currently work with Aidenvironment in Bogor, Indonesia, focusing on palm oil supply chain traceability, providing training in RSPO procedures to Certification Bodies and developing landscape conservation projects for palm oil companies.  

Dennis del-Castillo
Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP)

Dennis del-Castillo


Forest Management Programme Director
Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP)

Dennis del Castillo is currently the Forest Management and Environmental Service Programme Director at the Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana, IIAP, and has more than 25 years of experience implementing projects and conducting participatory research involving rural development, biodiversity conservation, soil and forest management and sustainable use of natural resources. He has in-depth knowledge of rural life in various Amazonian countries (Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador), African countries (Cape Verde, Kenya, Madagascar and Mozambique).

Education

-            Ph.D. in Agronomy. Soil Physics and Natural Resources Conservation. Mississippi State University, USA, 1981-1984.
-             M.Sc. Agronomy. Crop Physiology-Soil. Mississippi State University, USA. 1979-1980.
-            Agronomic Engineer. Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana. Iquitos, Peru. 1974.
PREPARATORY CLUSTER 3: RSPO INTEGRITY/CREDIBILITY ASSURANCE

Paul Wolvekamp
Both ENDS

Paul Wolvekamp


Deputy Director
Both ENDS

Paul Wolvekamp joined Both ENDS in 1989 and is currently its Deputy Director. He is amongst others vice-chairman of the Asia based NFTP (non-timber forest products) Exchange Program and serves on the Steering Group tri-lateral covenant promotion sustainable forest management.

He served in various advisory capacities, e.g. on the Dutch Advisory Commission on Sustainable Biomass, CIFOR’s certification research programme, and undertook assignments for private foundations, Dutch government and European Commission, including the development of an Indian-Dutch Environmental Fund, evaluating the European Commission’s contribution to dry land management and the 'Africa Regreening Initiative’.

He initiated and moderated the RSPO Dispute Settlement Facility working group. Paul obtained his BA in law, MA political sciences and diploma in environmental sciences at Leyden University.

Laszlo Mathe
Accreditation Services International GmbH

Laszlo Mathe


RSPO Accreditation Program Manager
Accreditation Services International GmbH

László Máthé leads the RSB and RSPO Accreditation Programs at ASI. He oversees planning and management of applicant and accredited conformity assessment bodies, manages a team of assessors. László joined ASI in 2013. He worked in forest management planning followed by eight years with WWF’s Forest Program.

László has a Forest Engineering degree and a Master in Environmental Science and Policy.

Gampo Alam Alman
Nagari Kapa

Gampo Alam Alman


Traditional Head of Nagari Kapa
Nagari Kapa


Lim Sian Choo
Bumitama Agri Limited

Lim Sian Choo


Group Head of Corporate Secretarial Services & CSR
Bumitama Agri Limited

Ms. Lim Sian Choo joined Bumitama in 2011 as the Group’s Head of Corporate Secretarial Services and Corporate Social Responsibility. She oversees Bumitama corporate secretarial and corporate social responsibility and sustainability departments. Most of her past experiences are in area of accounts and finance and operations, holding positions from Operations Manager to Group Financial Controller in the Hong Leong Group and other organization. Sian Choo obtained her Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree in 1981 from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. She is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Jonathan Horrell
Mondelez International

Jonathan Horrell


Director Global Sustainability
Mondelez International

Jonathan Horrell is Director Global Sustainability for the snacking company Mondelēz International, a world leader in biscuits, chocolate and other categories, featuring brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

He is responsible for sustainability strategy, managing key sustainability issues, and building relationships with policy makers and external stakeholders to support the company’s strategic sustainability priorities.

His responsibilities cover sustainability across the value chain from agricultural sourcing to post-consumer waste, working alongside specialists from functions across the business.

He joined the company in 2003. Until December 2011 - a period which included the acquisition of Cadbury – he was Corporate Affairs Director for the UK and Ireland, with responsibility for external and internal communications, public affairs and community involvement. During that time, he managed communications programmes supporting Kenco's introduction of coffees from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms to the UK and Ireland.

Originally a dairy farmer, Jonathan previously worked in the UK dairy industry and a journalist on a variety of IT and finance titles.

Eric Wakker
Aidenvironment Asia

Eric Wakker


Director Corporate Sustainability
Aidenvironment Asia

Eric has been involved in the palm oil discourse since 1997 and supported RSPO’s growth from its inception. He has executed and coordinated numerous projects that helped strenghten RSPO’s standards and policies, notably on partial certification, the complaints system, Dispute Settlement Facility and the New Planting Procedure.

Aidenvironment specializes on compliance and verification of the palm oil industry’s commitment to sustainability and smallholder support, implementing projects for and in partnership with a variety of clients in Europe and Asia.

Aidenvironment became a member of the Environmental Chamber in June 2014.
PREPARATORY CLUSTER 4: THE INTEGRITY, VALUES AND DYNAMICS OF BIODIVERSITY

Ginny Ng
Wilmar International Limited

Ginny Ng


Global Conservation Lead
Wilmar International Limited

Ms. Ginny Ng is currently the Global Conservation Lead with Wilmar International. In her current position, she develops strategy and supports the implementation and management of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) both internally and also with third-party suppliers. She also manages partnerships with NGOs and partners working in these areas. She is also currently the co-chair for RSPO’s Biodiversity and HCV Working Group (BHCVWG).

Prior to Wilmar, she had worked with the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia on a project focusing on developing the national frameworks for the implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) programme in Malaysia.

Dr Eleanor Slade
University of Oxford and Lancaster University

Dr Eleanor Slade


Ecologist
University of Oxford and Lancaster University

Dr Eleanor Slade is an ecologist, whose research focusses on the challenges and opportunities associated with conservation, management, and restoration of tropical forest landscapes. She has 16 years’ experience working in the rainforests and oil palm plantations of Malaysia, Sumatra, and the Philippines. She is the consortium co-ordinator of the Land-use Options for Maintaining BiOdiversity and eKosystem functions (LOMBOK) project, and a PI on the UNDP-GEF biodiversity in multiple-use forest landscapes project, both based in Sabah. Recently, she has contributed the development of policy and best practice in the oil palm industry and among government agencies engaged with land-use planning in Sabah. She is currently leading a collaboration with the Department for Irrigation and Drainage, Sabah State Government, to produce evidence-based policy documents and updated guidelines for the management of the State’s riparian reserves. She is also involved in the Riparian Ecosystem Restoration in Tropical Agriculture (RERTA) Project in Sumatra, which is experimentally testing how to restore riparian buffers in oil palm.

Paulina Villalpando
HCV Resource Network

Paulina Villalpando


Executive Director
HCV Resource Network

Paulina's professional experience encompasses the energy, telecommunications and biofuels sectors, in Brazil, Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Dominican Republic. She has worked for several NGOs and the Mexican government, where she helped create and implement a biofuels R&D network in ten countries. Before joining the HCV Resource Network Secretariat she helped develop an index to promote a more sustainable approach to land investments and coordinated an Action Lab with Latin American leaders to come up with measures to promote urban resilience to climate change risks.

Paulina is based in Mexico City and speaks English and Spanish. She has an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University, and a BA in International Relations from Universidad Iberoamericana, where she specialized in international environmental politics.
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Harjinder Kler
HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orang-Utan Conservation Programme

Harjinder Kler


Communications
HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orang-Utan Conservation Programme

Harjinder Kler is with HUTAN – Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme, which is a community based research and conservation non governmental organisation (NGO) based in the village of Sukau, along the Kinabatangan river in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. 

Within her capacity at HUTAN - KOCP, Harjinder engages with Government agencies, NGOs, universities, funders and the oil palm sector (via the Roundtable for Sustainable Oil Palm). She has also given presentations in the United States, United Kingdom, Myanmar and Malaysia focusing on Sabah’s wildlife and oil palm issues.

She did her undergraduate degree in Parks & Recreation at Lincoln University in New Zealand and prior to working with HUTAN – KOCP since 2008, Harjinder was journalist based in Sabah before joining the NGOs fraternity with WWF-Malaysia. 

Harjinder believes that we can all help do better for communities and the environment while still being economically progressive.

Dr Matthew Struebig
University of Kent

Dr Matthew Struebig


Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science
University of Kent

Matt is a tropical conservation scientist and joined the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at University of Kent in 2010. His research is applied to the valuation, design and sustainable management of modified tropical landscapes, and for 17 years has been based in the oil palm-producing regions of Indonesia and Malaysia. He undertook the first review of biodiversity in oil palm plantations in 2007, and now manages research on the ecology of riparian reserves, the biodiversity credentials of the High Carbon Stock approach, as well as the impact that oil palm agriculture is having on rural livelihoods in Indonesia. He has also held academic positions at Queen Mary University of London, and the Universiti Brunei Darussalem, and worked as a HCV practitioner specialising on mammals with conservation NGOs and the mining and forestry sectors in Indonesia. 
PREPARATORY CLUSTER 5: THE POWER OF UNDERSTANDING - RESOLVING CONFLICTS VIA DISPUTE SETTLEMENT FACILITY

Paul Wolvekamp
Both ENDS

Paul Wolvekamp


Deputy Director
Both ENDS

Paul Wolvekamp joined Both ENDS in 1989 and is currently its Deputy Director. He is amongst others vice-chairman of the Asia based NFTP (non-timber forest products) Exchange Program and serves on the Steering Group tri-lateral covenant promotion sustainable forest management.

He served in various advisory capacities, e.g. on the Dutch Advisory Commission on Sustainable Biomass, CIFOR’s certification research programme, and undertook assignments for private foundations, Dutch government and European Commission, including the development of an Indian-Dutch Environmental Fund, evaluating the European Commission’s contribution to dry land management and the 'Africa Regreening Initiative’.

He initiated and moderated the RSPO Dispute Settlement Facility working group. Paul obtained his BA in law, MA political sciences and diploma in environmental sciences at Leyden University.

Dr Navitri Putri Guillaume
Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD)

Dr Navitri Putri Guillaume


Program Director, Conflict Resolution Unit
Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD)

Navitri is the head of the Conflict Resolution Unit, a unit under IBCSD that is committed to providing support for the mediation of land use and natural resources management conflicts.

She has almost 10 years experience working in the non-profit sector and academia. Prior to joining IBCSD, Navitri worked for several years at the World Economic Forum, Switzerland. She has been involved in numerous research projects on a wide range of topics including environmental politics, migration, ethnic conflict, and land (rural) conflicts.

Navitri obtained her PhD degree in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Her dissertation focused on the issue of land conflicts in Indonesian forests.

Ahmad Zazali
Impartial Mediator Network

Ahmad Zazali


Executive Director
Impartial Mediator Network

Working on advocacy and natural resource conflict issue since 1997 and active in various CSO also has participated in various local, national and international forums whether as participants or as key person.

Have specialization as natural resource conflict mediator since 2007 until now and has been certified by the Supreme Court of Republic of Indonesia. Have many experiences in facilitating conflict resolution, whether in mediation or in facilitating diverse conflicts in forestry sector, environment, plantation and land whether between community and corporate, community and community, community and government, or corporate and corporate. Have experience as trainer or key person in trainings that related with mainstreaming the resolution conflict in natural resource sector. Also has written some books related resolution effort of natural resource conflict.

Mangarah Silalahi
Birdlife Indonesia

Mangarah Silalahi


Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
Birdlife Indonesia

Mangarah Silalahi was born in Kisaran, 1 Maret 1970. He got BSc honor degree (Anthropology) from University of North Sumatra, Medan. He continued to study to have MSc (Environmental and Infrastructure Planning), Groningen University, The Netherlands and MT (Regional and City Planning), ITB (Bandung Institute of Technology). He has some skills: mediator, negotiator, facilitator, planner and organized manager.

My main field of experiences are promoting alternative disputes resolution (ADR) including mainstreaming negotiation and mediation in natural resources conflict. Engaging company/institutions and improving their capacity to reach a responsible/sustainable products (certification) i.e. PHPL, RSPO, FSC, IFCC, ISO, OHSAS, and social management such as: participatory community development, ADR, High Conservation Value (HCVF), and Free Prior Inform Concern (FPIC), Social Impact Assessment.

He has experienced also in research, mapping, and analysis of socio-cultural and economic aspects including: social mapping, conflict assessment, land/forest tenure assessment with using national and international standard. Additional, he has experiences in managing programme/project with skills on process and project cycle management. Finally he has working closely with government and companies to strengthen/improve relevant policies.

He has worked  in several organizations with more than 20 years on social issues such as WWF Indonesia, Yayasan Alam Sumatera-Riau, Forum Komunikasi Kehutanan Masyarakat, The Forest Trust, Birdlife Indonesia, and company at PT. Restorasi Ekosistem Indonesia. Founders and board of some NGOs: Hutan Kita Institute- Palembang, Impartial Mediator Network, Bogor, Yayasan Sialang-Rengat Riau, Yayasan Harmony-Bogor, co-founder WALHI Riau, Jikalahari Riau, member of WARSI-Jambi.
PREPARATORY CLUSTER 6: PARTNERSHIPS FOR CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

Erik Nyman
UNICEF East Asia and Pacific

Erik Nyman


Regional CSR Specialist
UNICEF East Asia and Pacific

Mr. Erik Nyman serves as Regional CSR Specialist with the UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific. In this function, he is responsible for leading UNICEF’s regional outreach to the private sector and Governments on children’s rights and business, and to support country level activities around the Children’s Rights and Business Principles.

Previous to this role, Mr. Nyman has held various functions with the UN and civil society organizations as an advocate and technical expert for human- and children’s rights in Latin America, Asia and Europe. Mr. Nyman holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Lund, Sweden.  

Dr Feybe EN Lumuru
Lingkar Komunitas Sawit (LINKS)

Dr Feybe EN Lumuru


Managing Director
Lingkar Komunitas Sawit (LINKS)

EDUCATION
 
  • Bachelor Degree on Manajemen, Gorontalo University, 1999.
  • Master Degree on Political Science, Post Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University - Jogjakarta, 2004.
  • Master Degree on Sosiologi, Post Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University - Jogjakarta, 2005.
  • Doctorate on Sosiologi (Dr), Post Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University - Jogjakarta, 2009.

WORKING AND NETWORKING EXPERIENCE
  • Member of Indonesian HCV Task Force for RSPO, March 2017 - present.
  • Facilitator of Indonesian FPIC Task Force for RSPO, March 2017 - present.
  • Member of Indonesia National Intrepretation Task Force  (INA NITF) for RSPO Generic P&C 2013, August 2013 to August 2016.
  • Managing Director of Lingkar Komunitas Sawit (LINKS), October 2012 – present. Responsible for the implementation of social impact assessment (SIA) projects, facilitation of FPIC compliance, facilitation of social conflict resolution and education program for oil palm plantation companies and smallholders who become partners of LINKS.

Dr Petra Meekers
Musim Mas Group

Dr Petra Meekers


Director of CSR and Sustainable Development
Musim Mas Group

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 systems and social frameworks for a diverse range of companies. She has experience in the food, energy and agricultural sectors.

Petra is the Director of CSR and Sustainable Development with the 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.

Petra reports to the Executive Chairman, Mr Bachtiar Karim. 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.

Johan Lunabba
Neste

Johan Lunabba


Director of Sustainability
Neste


Madeleine Brasser
Oxfam Novib

Madeleine Brasser


Oxfam Novib

PREPARATORY CLUSTER 7: DRIVING THE MARKET IN PARTNERSHIP

Tracey Gazibara
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Tracey Gazibara


Vice President of Development and Marketing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Tracey Gazibara has served as Vice President of Development and Marketing of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for the past eight years and has worked for the organization for 16 years. She joined the  Zoo’s  sustainable palm oil team nearly eight years ago and has traveled to Indonesia and Malaysia four times to research the palm oil crisis. The Zoo’s sustainable palm oil team works to build awareness with the 780,000 guests that visit the Zoo each year, informing them about the threat to orangutans and other wildlife from non-sustainable palm oil production.The team also advocates support of the RSPO and actively promotes membership to other zoos and aquariums in the hopes of strengthening the organization from the inside out. The team has created a sustainable palm oil app for the United States and Canada that currently has more than 60,000 downloads. Tracey is also a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Palm Oil Task Force, representing more than 230 accredited zoos and aquariums, and she played a role in the development of the official sustainable palm oil position statement of the AZA.  

Andrian Pramana
Universitas Komputer Indonesia (Winner of Youth Leader in Sustainability Competition)

Andrian Pramana


Universitas Komputer Indonesia (Winner of Youth Leader in Sustainability Competition)

Andrian is currently an undergraduate student from Indonesia Computer University in Bandung, Indonesia majoring International Relations from Faculty of Social and Political Science.

Together with Dwi Saputri and Nizar Nur Wicaksono from Gadjah Mada University, Andrian is one of the three winners of Youth Leaders in Sustainability competition organised by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in collaboration with WWF-Indonesia and supported by The Body Shop Indonesia and SINAR MEADOW.

At the Final of Youth Leader in Sustainability, he presented the campaign idea #GueSustainable (I am Sustainable) to inspire Indonesian millennials on environmentally friendly lifestyle through simple actions. Andrian has been involved in various environmental & social youth community activities, among others are Earth Hour, Koalisi Pemuda Hijau Indonesia, Bebas Sampah Indonesia, and BeliYangBaik.

Amy Braun Senter
Kellogg Company

Amy Braun Senter


Sustainability Director
Kellogg Company

Amy leads Kellogg Company commitments for Responsible Sourcing by setting strategy with global procurement and government relations teams. She represents Kellogg in industry groups and with grower organizations as the company continues to encourage best management practices, partner with suppliers, and measure how they work to enhance the environment and livelihoods of the people and places where their ingredients grow. Efforts in this area have propelled Kellogg to leadership recognition for Science Based Targets, farmer and supplier engagement, and commitment execution.

Laure d'Astorg
French Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil

Laure d'Astorg


Secretary General
French Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil

Laure d’Astorg has been working for the French Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil since its creation in April 2013. Previously, Laure was in charge of the communication department of ANIA which represents the French food and drink industry (from 2010 to 2013). Between 2005 and 20010, Laure joined the International Communication Agency, Weber Shandwick, and then worked for Alliance Healthcare / Boots Laboratories, representing the pharmaceutical & cosmetic industry.

Zhang Wen
People's Movement to Stop Haze

Zhang Wen


Executive Director
People's Movement to Stop Haze

Zhang Wen is an advocate for clean air and Executive Director at PM Haze, a Singaporean non-profit that works on the research, outreach and advocacy of the haze issue. 

Zhang Wen has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from National University of Singapore. She completed the Masters of Environment Management from National University of Singapore in 2015 and embraced her passion of protecting the environment by working with civil societies in Singapore.

She leads the public outreach activities at PM Haze which raise awareness of sustainable palm oil. She also pioneered the business outreach activities which encourage food service companies to use sustainable palm-based cooking oil. Her effort resulted in the first two Singaporean restaurants switching to sustainable palm oil in October 2017.

She currently works on developing activities to empower ordinary citizens to advocate for clean air in Singapore. She also builds partnerships with private and public sector to increase adoption of sustainable palm oil. She was from Shenyang, China, where severe air pollution still affects the health of millions. She currently resides in Singapore.

Chen Ying
China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA)

Chen Ying


Director of Cereals and Oils Department
China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA)

Mdm. Chen Ying has been working in foreign trade for more than 20 years. Every year, Mdm. Chen Ying has rich and practical experience in grain and oils products.

She organizes international conferences for industries of soybean, Palm Oil, and other cereals and oils commodities. She also organizes national level conferences and seminars for domestic commodities.

She has assisted to organize Chinese enterprises to attend the signing ceremonies when Past President Hu Jintao and President Xi Jinping visited the United States. Mdm. She reports market information of cereals and oils industry to the related government agencies and make suggestion to the industry.
PREPARATORY CLUSTER 8: INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH THE COMPLAINTS PANEL

Dato' Henry Barlow
New Britain Palm Oil Limited

Dato' Henry Barlow


Chairman
New Britain Palm Oil Limited

Born U.K. 4 July 1944

Educated Eton College & Trinity College, Cambridge.

Between school and university taught English at Government English School, Labuan, for 6 months, in 1963.

1966-1969 Qualified as Chartered Accountant in London, with Cooper Brothers.

1970-1983 Working with Barlow Boustead Estates Agency Sdn Bhd, as financial director, and joint Managing Director of Highlands & Lowlands Group. Was very largely responsible for the Malaysianization of Highlands.

Board member of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad from 10 January 1994 to 15 April 2014, Chairman of Risk Management Committee of HSBC Malaysia Berhad from 20 July 2006 to 15 April 2014. On boards of Guthrie Ropel Berhad and Golden Hope Plantations Berhad till late 2007. Member of Audit Committee of the first two, and Exco, Risk Management and chairman of the group board level Tender Committee of Golden Hope. 

Appointed to the board of Sime Darby Berhad on 26 September 2007, and to the audit committee. Became Chairman of this Committee in September 2011 and senior independent director. Also on the Remuneration & Nomination Committee since 29 September 2007, and Chairman of Board Sustainability Committee w.e.f. 28 September 2012. Also on board of the Indonesian subsidiary PT Minamas Gemilang / PT Anugerah Sumbermakmur and Chairman of the Sime Darby Plantations and the Minamas Audit Committees. Retired from all these boards and committees November 2015.

Appointed to board and chairmanship of New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) on its acquisition by Sime Darby on 2 March 2015 and currently remains Chairman.

On Grievance Committee of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, (RSPO), and from November 2012, Chairman. From 2009-2012 Joint chairman of its Biodiversity Technical Committee.