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Responsible Business Summit Asia 2016 17-18 May 2016

An Unrivalled Speaker Line-up

Nicolas Debray

Nicolas Debray

Managing Director - Asia Pacific, The Body Shop

Nicolas Debray heads up The Body Shop International Asia Pacific business since October 2015 where he is responsible in driving sustainable growth in more than 1,200 stores across 14 countries. Since taking over the helm, Nicolas has introduced a new APAC-focus business, product and digital strategy and overseen the brand’s renewed focus on its commitment on sustainability, themed Enrich Not Exploit.

Recently, Nicolas was General Manager of the L’Oréal Luxe Division in South Korea where he oversaw key brands within the division, including Biotherm, Clarisonic, Giorgio Armani, Kiehl’s, Lancôme, Shu Uemura, Urban Decay, and Yves Saint Laurent. Nicolas was successfull in driving Luxe Division’s performance to consistent growth while navigating both the teams and business through the fierce competitor landscape to meet South Korea’s unique consumer needs and culture.

Since joining L’Oreal Group in 1998, Nicolas has gained a deep understanding of cosmetic products, retail and services as General Manager across various capacities and brands in many countries within the Asia region including China, Hong Kong and Thailand.

A man of many accolades, he received his high school diploma in science at the age of 16 and graduated magna cum Laude from French Business School. He is an award-winning musician in Concert Harp from Concours International de Musique de Paris. As an avid sportsman, Nicolas has completed IronMan and Norseman Xtreme challenges multiple times and also is a certified rescue scuba diver.

Nicolas is a French national who is currently based and lives in Singapore, and is married with three children.

Jeremy Rowe

Jeremy Rowe

Managing Director South East & South Asia, Middle East, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints

With extensive experience in growth and strategy, Jeremy was brought into AkzoNobel on April 15, 2009 to lead the Decorative Paints team in South East Asia & Pacific.

Currently as the Managing Director for Decorative Paints in South East & South Asia, Middle East, Jeremy has built up the capabilities and collective leadership in the region to transform the organization into extending leadership in the marketplace. Jeremy’s top priorities are to advance the team’s strategic thinking and organizational development. He is steering the team to focus on customers’ expectation and the need for self-expression.

Prior to joining AkzoNobel, Jeremy provided strategy consulting services, first with Accenture and then as an independent to an extensive list of clients including Unilever.

An expert in developing and delivering corporate and business strategy, he shares his scope and depth as a passionate advisor to numerous global and pan-Asian multi-national organizations all around the world.

Jeremy has since led the team in South East & South Asia to creating more value for the customers, consumers and their personal life. A believer in self-managed leadership, Jeremy brings his team on a leadership journey that advocates that an organization can only grow as fast as its people grow.

Punit Lalbhai

Punit Lalbhai

Executive Director, Arvind Limited

Mr. Punit Lalbhai is the Executive Director of Arvind Limited. He is currently working on building new businesses for the company such as Advanced Materials, Engineering & Agribusinesses.

Punit has an MBA from INSEAD, France. He is also deeply involved in sustainability and conservation. He has done his Masters in Environmental Science from Yale University, USA. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology from University of California.

He is also part of Board of Directors of the Organisation http://arvind.com/company/directors.htm

Rob Coombs

Rob Coombs

President & Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, Interface

In his role as president and chief executive officer, Rob leads Interface’s business operations in Asia Pacific; including Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, China, India and Korea. The vast and diversified region is an exceedingly growing market currently serviced by numerous Interface offices and authorized dealers as well as three manufacturing plants.

Rob has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and senior management positions, from the fashion industry, to FMCG and the carpet industry. Working in multinational focused roles, Rob has business leadership experience in Australia, Europe and Asia.

Joining Interface in 1988, Rob has been with the company for more than 20 years and over this period worked closely with Ray Anderson, the late founder of Interface. Sharing Ray’s passion for sustainability, Rob ensures Interface Asia-Pacific continues to be a leading proponent of sustainable business development via its Mission Zero® commitment.

As a long serving member of the Board of the Green Building Council of Australia, Rob contributed a manufacturer perspective on the need to create a built environment in harmony with nature. Rob frequently speaks to trade associations, manufacturers, businesses, universities and media on how making the strategic shift to a business model that is in line with nature leads to better business results.

Hope Ewing

Hope Ewing

Senior Director, VISA

Manuel Baigorri Soneiro

Manuel Baigorri Soneiro

Senior Director Global Sustainability Value Chain, Levi Strauss & Co.

Manuel Baigorri is Senior Director of Global Sustainability based in Hong Kong. He is an active contributor to the development of global strategies and the implementation of the different Labor rights, Environmental and Health & Safety policies and programs across all the brands at Levi Strauss & Co.

Manuel has 18 years of experience in the field of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, integrating sustainability into core corporate functions with the outcomes of reducing and eliminating impacts while advancing responsible commercial success.

Prior joining Levi Strauss & Co. in 1999, Manuel served in various Environmental and Health and Safety roles in the textile chemical and food industries.

Christopher Samuel

Christopher Samuel

Director - Corporate Engagement, Monsanto Asia-Pacific

A Senior Sustainability, Marketing, Government Affairs, Communications & Theatre Professional who is passionate about creating positive social impact.

Over the past 2 decades, Chris has held roles of early & increasing responsibility working with the Food & Agriculture, FMCG, Energy, Engineering, Healthcare & Services sectors.

He is currently Director of Corporate Engagement at Monsanto for Asia-Pacific. Prior to this, he was Director - Corporate Marketing & Communications, Sustainability & Philanthropy, and earlier Head of Marketing for the Cotton Biotechnology business for Monsanto in India.

Prior to that he was General Manager at Madison PR leading P&G's India business developing Influencer Marketing, Corporate Image, Cause-Related Marketing, Issues Management, and Policy campaigns. He began his career Forecasting Demand and Pricing for Shell Marine Lubricants’ India distributor - Eudekh International in 1994.

He is a member of Monsanto's Asia-Pacific Leadership Team; Co-Chairs the US-ASEAN Business Council Food & Agriculture Committee; CropLife Asia Communications Committee; and represents Monsanto at the World Economic Forum Grow Asia, and World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

He has won several global awards from Monsanto and P&G for Excellence in Marketing, Leadership, Corporate Reputation, and PR. He speaks at global & regional fora on Sustainability & Communications, and is an oft-invited Guest Lecturer to masters & grad programs.

At 20, he Co-Founded @QTP_India - a leading Theatre Company with whom he was an Actor & Executive Producer; and @Thespo17 - India's Premier Youth Theatre Platform, which majority crowd-funded, has been enabling youth under 25 to hone & showcase their talent on the professional stage.

Born in Mumbai, he lived the first six years of his life in Dar-es-salaam, Africa; then India, and now Singapore.

You are welcome to connect on LinkedIn, or Twitter @XtopheSamuel, or Instagram @ChristopheSamuel.

Frank Haunert

Frank Haunert

Vice President, Direct Procurement, Asia Pacific, BASF

Saurish Nandi

Saurish Nandi

Vice President Procurement, Rickmers Group

Saurish is a highly accomplished management executive with more than 13 years of experience in global procurement, spend management, optimizing supply chain networks and e-commerce implementation

He is on the Council of various associations and also the ambassador of IMPA(International Marine Purchasing Association),U.K. In addition to being the author of numerous articles across various trade magazines, Saurish speaks at international conferences, the recent one being at Procurecon 2015.

Saurish has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (specializing in Marketing) from S P Jain, Singapore and University of New South Wales, Australia, and a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University, India. He also has a Diploma in Marine Purchasing and Supply Chain from IMPA (International Marine Purchasing Association) & North West Kent College UK with an achievement award of “Graduate of the Year”. In addition he has a certificate in International Purchasing and Supply Chain from WTO, Geneva and Diploma in Import Export from Indian Merchant Chamber of Commerce.

Esther An

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

Esther joined City Developments Limited (CDL) in 1995 to set up the Company's Corporate Communications department and subsequently established the company’s CSR/Sustainability portfolio. A pioneer CSR practitioner for over 20 years and a member of the Global Compact Network Singapore, which is the local network of UN Global Compact, she is instrumental in building up the company’s leadership in Sustainability.

CDL is the first Singapore developer to be listed on 3 leading global sustainability listings, including the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2002, the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World since 2010 and Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2011. In the 2016 Global100 Listing, CDL is ranked top real estate company globally. The company has also been ranked top Asian developer in the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking for two conservative years since 2014, and was conferred the Business Leadership in Sustainability Award by the World Green Building Council and the top honours for the Sustainable Business Awards by Singapore Business Federation, amongst many other accolades. The first Singapore-listed company to publish a GRI-checked Sustainability Report in 2008, CDL has adopted the Integrated Reporting approach in 2015.

A signatory of the UN Caring for Climate initiative and a champion in green building, Esther is a member of the World Green Building Council’s Corporate Advisory Board.

Sebastian Chua

Sebastian Chua

Head of Procurement, Health Promotion Board

Sebastian Chua has accumulated many years of procurement experience within the Indirect Procurement & Project Sourcing domains and held several regional and country positions in Asia Pacific.

Sebastian started his procurement career with Hewlett Packard, as their Country Manager for India, Singapore, Thailand & Philippines before he took on the portfolio as the Regional Procurement Manager. Sebastian then moved on to join Microsoft Corporation, Citibank & Alcatel Lucent to establish their procurement organization in Asia Pacific region.

At Microsoft, he was recognized for providing leadership in the category sourcing strategies & operational excellence that contributed to organizational indirect spend reduction, process efficiencies and supply base rationalization as well as launching a pioneer transformation initiative for outsourcing the operational finance & tactical procurement functions around Accounts Payable, Records, Payroll and Procurement transactional services.

At Alcatel-Lucent as their Senior Procurement Director for APAC region, Sebastian was recognized for providing innovative business solutions and achieving break-through strategies across a series of procurement transformation initiatives in the areas of People & Organization, Business Alignment & Supplier Partnership, Program & Process Excellence and Controls & Compliance.

In 2014, Sebastian Chua took on a new challenge to accept the opportunity to transform the public procurement practices at Health Promotion Board (HPB), a statutory board under the Ministry of Health. He reports to CEO, HPB in his current role as Head Procurement.

He was an industrial speaker at the NUS Business School (MBA) and the 4 Polytechnics in Singapore. He was also invited to speak at the below procurement forums in the region since 2010:

  • 2010 Sourcing & Procurement Summit (Vietnam),
  • 2010 Annual Supply Chain Senate (Malaysia),
  • 2010 Annual Ethics in Procurement and Sustainability Conference (Philippines),
  • 2011 Indirect Procurement (Malaysia),
  • 2012 Business Process Improvement & Transformation (Malaysia),
  • 2012 Supply Chain Efficiencies & Logistics Innovation (India),
  • 2011 to 2015 Annual Shared Services Outsourcing & Excellence Awards (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, China & India),
  • 2012 to 2014 Procurement Excellence Forum (Bangkok),
  • 2013 & 2014 Annual Public Sector Procurement Asia Symposium,
  • 2013 & 2015 ProcureCon Asia,
  • 2013 PASIAWorld Annual Procurement Conference (Philippines),
  • 2014 Supply Chain Management Conference (Myanmar),
  • 2014 Procurement Leaders Forum (London)
  • 2015 Procurement Transformation Summit Asia
  • 2015 CWS Summit Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • 2016 Annual Accounts Payable & Procurement Transformation Summit Asia (Singapore)
  • 2016 Annual Bio/Pharma Cold Chain Summit (China)
Grant Rosoman

Grant Rosoman

Interim Chair of HCSA Steering Group, High Carbon Stock Approach

Carmel Giblin

Carmel Giblin

Chief Executive Officer, ICTI Care

Bill Anderson

William Anderson

Vice President Social & Environmental Affairs Asia Pacific, Adidas Group

Hi. I’m William Anderson; my friends and colleagues call me “Bill”. I’m the Head of Social & Environmental Affairs for the Asia Pacific region, which includes my native country, New Zealand. I have lived and worked in Asia for the past 20 years, as an environmental advisor to governments and businesses and as a human rights lawyer and ethics manager. I’m going to share with you my insights about global supply chains and what we do to protect worker rights and the environment. It is complex and it is challenging, but I am always reminded of what Mahatma Gandhi once said: “You must be the change that you want to see in the world”.

Ann Florini

Ann Florini

Professor, Singapore Management University

Ann Florini is Professor of Public Policy, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, and Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

Her research, teaching, and consulting address innovations in governance of both the public and private sectors. In addition to her academic and think-tank work, she designed and ran the Global Governance Initiative on behalf of the World Economic Forum (2000-2005), releasing the Initiative’s reports each year at the Forum’s annual meetings at Davos. Prior to joining SMU, she was the founding director of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore (2006-2011), where she created and led programs of research on the intersections of business and public policy, Asia’s roles in global affairs, and energy and natural resources policy. She was co-director of the International Task Force on Transparency, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University (2000-2005), and Director, Project on Transnational Civil Society, Japan Center for International Exchange (1998–2000).

Dr. Florini has taught in executive education programs offered by Brookings, the Human Capital Leadership Institute, the University of St. Gallen, the National University of Singapore, and INSEAD. She has lectured around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bhutan, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Among her books are China Experiments: From Local Innovation to National Reform (with Hairong Lai and Yeling Tan, Brookings Press 2012); The Right to Know: Transparency for an Open World (Columbia University Press, 2007); The Coming Democracy: New Rules for Running a New World (Island Press, 2003/Brookings Press 2005); and The Third Force: The Rise of Transnational Civil Society (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace/Japan Center for International Exchange, 2000). She has published numerous scholarly and policy articles in such journals as Asian Management Insights, Energy Policy, Foreign Policy, Global Governance, Global Policy, International Security, and International Studies Quarterly.

Dr. Florini received her Ph.D. in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master’s in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Andrew Buay

Andrew Buay

Vice President Group Corporate Social Responsibility and Talent Coach, SingTel

Andrew is currently Vice President for the SingTel Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility and a Talent Coach. Appointed to this new Group role in May 2013, Andrew is responsible for driving the Group’s Sustainability strategy and practice across the Group’s strategic pillars of Markeplace, Community, People and Environment. Sustainability at SingTel takes a holistic and value-adding approach leveraging the capabilities, skills and technologies of the business to create shared value between the business and its key stakeholders. CSR is today one of the highest drivers of staff engagement in the Group. Leveraging his extensive experience in leading various organizations across different lines of business and operating territories, Andrew is also an internal talent and executive coach to over 50 of the Group’s future leaders and talent based in Australia where he is resident.

Prior to this, Andrew held various senior positions across the SingTel Group in Singapore, Australia and the Philippines. Between 2007 and 2013, he was the Optus Chief Information Officer, Managing Director for Optus Technology and Products Division, Managing Director for Optus Products and Delivery Division, and Managing Director of Optus Wholesale and Satellite Division.

Prior to joining Optus in April 2007, Andrew was the Chief Operating Advisor at Globe Telecom from 2003-2007, SingTel Group’s mobile associate in the Philippines. He has also held various other senior management positions in the SingTel Group including VP Consumer Marketing, CEO SINGNET, CEO Multimedia Group, Director Corporate Development, Director Business Marketing and Director Corporate Account Management. Andrew also started up and ran SingTel Ventures from 2007- 2000, a S$150m technology investment fund investing in emerging technologies in the ICT sector to drive innovation and develop new businesses spin-offs for the company.

Andrew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1990 with first class honours (Bachelor of Arts) and holds an MSc in Management from the Stanford University. He is also a professionally accredited coach and alumni of Human Synergistics (Australia) and the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (Australia).

Stephen Watson

Stephen Watson

Head of Corporate Engagement and Asia, WWF Market Transformation Initiative, WWF

Steve is Head of Corporate Engagement & Asia for the Market Transformation Initiative (MTI) at WWF. He is a member of the MTI Core Team and is hosted by WWF-Malaysia. The MTI's focus are the 15 agricultural commodities that have the greatest impacts on biodiversity, water and climate, particularly in the most important places for conservation. The MTI plans to get a critical mass of major companies to demand higher environmental and social standards for the production of these commodities, and thereby transform the market so that sustainably produced agricultural commodities become the "new normal".

Steve joined WWF in April 2015, having spent more than 20 years working in a variety of Marketing and Sales positions in FMCG companies, mostly Nestle. He has worked in operational roles in UK, Malaysia, China, Russia, Romania and in a regional strategic role in the Nestle head office in Switzerland.

He has a BA in geography from the University of Exeter in UK, and has attended several courses at the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland including the Program for Executive Development.

Masayo Hada

Masayo Hada

Manager Regional Environmental Management Group, Service & Environment Division, RICOH Asia Pacific

Faye Hugo

Faye Hugo

Wellness & Sustainability Manager, Haworth

Faye is an architect and Haworth’s strategist for wellness and sustainability in Asia Pacific. She aligns Haworth’s Asia business with the global sustainability strategy and links them with wellness in the workplace. With background in workplace strategy, she helps organizations become more productive with consideration to different facets of people, place and process. Faye is also passionate about social innovation and entrepreneurship. An advocate of mindfulness and wellness, she believes that meaningful work is the most powerful driver to today’s workforce.

Roshith Rajan

Roshith Rajan

Corporate Responsibility Lead - Asia Pacific, Sodexo

Since September 2015, Roshith has been leading the Corporate Responsibility (CSR and Sustainability) agenda for Sodexo in the Asia Pacific region based out of Singapore, its regional HQ. Prior to that he was in Sodexo’s global HQ in Paris for close to five years contributing to the development of the Better Tomorrow Plan, Sodexo’s Corporate Responsibility Roadmap, and supporting its adoption in the countries and sites where Sodexo operates. He has an MBA from HEC-Paris (France) and a Bachelor of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani (India).

Yueyue Wang

Yueyue Wang

Sustainable Sourcing Insight Manager, Mars Chocolate

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Abhishek Bansal

Abhishek Bansal

Chief Sustainability Manager, Arvind Limited

Abhishek is Chief Sustainability Manager at Arvind Limited and looks after various Sustainability initiatives of the group. He is devising the strategy to reduce the water footprint of the organization and leading several innovative practices in the textile manufacturing industry. Prior to this position he has worked in the Sustainability & Environmental Consulting domain for more than ten years. He has helped several large corporates to define the Sustainability Strategy and assisted in Implementation of various renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives. In previous roles, he also worked with a Swiss not-for-profit, and helped them define their Cities program for Sustainable Development of large cities in Developing countries. Based out of India, Abhishek holds masters degree in Environment & Sustainability management from NITIE, Mumbai.

Tripti Roy

Tripti Roy

Ethics Counsellor, Tata Steel

Mrs. Tripti Roy holds a B.Tech. degree in Computer Science from BIT Mesra. She joined Tata Steel’s IT department in 1986. During her 24 year tenure in IT, she worked in several areas such as HR, Production and Improvement Initiatives. She held key titles such as Head-Data Base Administrator and Head-IT Integration (South East Asia). Since being appointed the Ethics Counsellor in December 2010, she has applied her knowledge of IT in implementing systems and processes in the Ethics Department. She has played a vital role for effective implementation of Management of Business Ethics in Tata Steel and has brought in many new initiatives such as ABP for Ethics, Consequence Management Framework. She is responsible for driving MBE in over 30 Tata Steel Group companies. Under her leadership, Tata Steel received the prestigious distinction of being recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in Mining and Metal sector by Ethisphere Institute, USA in the years 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Carmen Chan

Carmen Chan

HR Executive, Allianz Singapore

I graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2013, specializing in Human Resource Consulting.

I am a highly motivated individual who does every to the best of my abilities. A very goal-oriented person, I am ready to challenge all difficulties that come my way. As the saying goes "Failure is the mother of success", I have faced with my failures but through those experiences, I have gained knowledge and am able to use those knowledge and apply to future problems I face so as to eliminate further failures to the best of my ability.I believe in 1% luck, 99% hard work. Holding that belief, I do everything with utmost effort. When an opportunity comes my way, I will work hard to attain it.

Being a keen learner, I strives to gain experience and knowledge through all walks of life. I have ventured into many different job experiences, from retail to transactional to transformational jobs. I have also gained much valuable consulting knowledge from my summer internship with EON. I am also keen on learning about different cultures and languages. I believe as I grow, I will keep learning on the job and work towards making myself applicable in this globalized world.

Specialties: MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Excel, MS Access, Mac Keynote

Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Presentation.

English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Japanese (Elementary), German (Elementary)

Graham Ross

Graham Ross

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kusaga Athletic

Graham Ross is an established entrepreneur who has founded and co-founded a number of businesses to take advantage of significant industry change. Originally in broadcast media, Graham was one of the first television independents to establish post production facilities as the industry evolved to non-linear technology. He was at the leading edge as new business models emerged developing programs for newly established subscription television channels in Australia. Graham has produced a number of award winning programs both locally and for the international market.

A family move to Asia in 2008 and then Europe in 2011 sparked a chain of experiences that led to a total change of direction and the establishment of a revolutionary sustainable fabric company, Kusaga Athletic. Acknowledging the significant challenges facing all of us with environmental damage, Graham’s focus switched to identifying practical ways for people to proactively address climate change. Kusaga Athletic is a pioneer in this space developing plant-based materials for use in the manufacturing of clothing - in particular for the sports apparel market.

Working with key partners in Asia and Europe, Kusaga Athletic has developed and trade-marked four fabrics that throughout their lifecycle have minimal impact on the environment. Not only are they better for the planet, these fabrics also deliver a wide range of functionality that either matches or outperforms existing textiles such as cotton and polyester.

The company specialises in working with events and charity/sports events, global and local brands and corporations to meet their bespoke needs and sustainability targets. Kusaga Athletic is a Valued Partner for Earth Hour Global and World Wildlife Fund.

Holy Ranaivozanany

Holy Ranaivozanany

Head - Corporate Social Responsibility, Huawei

Holy RANAIVOZANANY is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Huawei. In this role, she is responsible for philanthropy and social initiatives supported and implemented by Huawei in its whole footprint – more than 170 countries, including the strategy, communication and profile-raising initiatives as well as the engagement with stakeholders.

Prior to joining Huawei in 2011, she was in charge of CSR in Africa, Middle-East and Asia for Orange, a French-headquartered telecommunications operator. She held several positions at Orange, including as a Culture Change and Human Resources project manager and as a Marketing Analyst for Orange UK (currently Everything Everywhere).

Holy Ranaivozanany holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management from EDHEC Business School in France.

Adrian Suharto

Adrian Suharto

Sustainability and Public Affairs Manager, Neste Corporation

Sustainability manager, with substantial experience internally and external relations. Involved in the discussions and the formulation of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil for the national and international standard. Provide advice, liaise with the senior management on compliance and provided gap analysis. Interested in sustainable development aspects applications in the agricultural industry in relations to the environmental and problems in developing countries

Singapore team leader in compliance system, documentation, traceability system for feedstock procurement for bioenergy (waste and crop-based). System is now geared for compliance with different sustainability standards (Government mandated and voluntary).

Stakeholder relations with broad networks among different stakeholder groups including governments, supply chain players, NGOs, national associations and smallholders. Very interested in meeting new people

Company spokesperson with experience in planning and producing company presentation, promotional materials/ collaterals, including website. Conveyed company messages effectively and appropriately as mapped. Enjoy public speaking and comfortable in new environments.

Scientist with vast research experience in biochemistry. Can communicate science messages effectively and understandable to the common masses. Give excellent presentations and convey messages effectively.

Specialties: Sustainable development in the Agriculture industry, developing country experience, corporate strategic communications, smallholders (small-scale farmers) communications, public relations, government (Indonesia and international) liaison, stakeholder relations, compliance negotiations, formulating company collaterals, senior management advisory

Fitrian Ardiansyah

Fitrian Ardiansyah

Indonesia Country Director,, IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Fitrian Ardiansyah is Indonesia Country Director at IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative, among others, in charge in ISLA (initiative for sustainable landscapes) and helping coordinate palm oil and pulp and paper programs in Indonesia. He is a Fellow at the International League of Conservation Writers, and a Scientific Advisor for the Orangutan Land Trust. He has helps think-tank organisations including Pelangi Indonesia and Article 33. He was undertaking doctoral research at the Crawford School, the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

In the past, he was Adviser and Program Director for Climate and Energy, WWF-Indonesia. He was an expert for the Indonesia Forest Climate Alliance (IFCA) focusing in developing the framework of REDD+ in Indonesia and a member of Indonesian Official Delegates to UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change). He was also adjunct lecturer at the Post Graduate School of Diplomacy, Universitas Paramadina.

Fitrian has been active in writing articles and contributing to publications for reputable media and organizations, including the Jakarta Post, Coal Asia, Strait Times, Asia Views, East Asia Forum, Inside Indonesia, the Strategic Review, the Jakarta Globe, Antara and Koran Tempo. He is an accomplished speaker at different national and international fora.

In addition to his core work, Fitrian served as an Advisory Board member of Asian Young Leaders Climate Forum, a member of Australian Government Scholarships Alumni Reference Group (ARG), a technical expert member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), and a member of the Global Youth Forum on Agriculture Research and Development. Also, he was an active member of Criteria Working Group in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil/RSPO (producing Principles and Criteria on Sustainable Palm Oil) and a member of the Executive Board of RSPO.

He received Australian Leadership Award and Allison Sudradjat Award from the Government of Australia.

Specialties:He has more than 15 years working experience in the field of ecological and environmental economics, natural resource management, integrated spatial and land use planning, sustainable commodities, sustainable forest management as well as climate change and energy.

Desmond Tong

Desmond Tong

Head of production, Asia Pacific, Syngenta

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Gregor McNab

Gregor McNab

Regional Supply Chain Head for Asia, GSK

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Hugh Jones

Managing Director, Advisory Carbon Trust

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