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Darwin Indigo

Darwin Indigo, Wilmar International Limited

Mr. Darwin Indigo is currently the Deputy Country Head of Indonesia for Wilmar International Limited, Asia’s leading agribusiness group, which is ranked amongst the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Exchange. He had been with the company since August 2003, holding several positions both in Indonesia and Singapore. He is also one of the Non-Executive Director of Kencana Agri Limited, a fast-growing Indonesian plantation company, with oil palm plantations strategically located in various locations in Indonesia.

Mr. Darwin was the Head of Foreign Affairs for the Indonesian Palm Oil Association, a non-profit organization to promote Indonesian palm oil in the global market. He was holding the position for three consecutive terms from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Darwin is also the board of organizing committee for The Indonesian Palm Oil Conference & Price Outlook, which is an annual forum for the palm oil industry, organized by the Indonesian Palm Oil Association. The event provides detail information on palm oil price forecasts, market dynamics, as well as discussions on the latest issues in the industry. In addition, he was also a member of the Board of International Trade (Export) - Indonesia Chamber of Commerce, North Sumatra Chapter from 2012 to 2015.

Mr. Darwin graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Commerce(Finance) degree in 2002 and was on the Vice Chancellor’s list. Mr. Darwin also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Technology, Sydney majoring on Strategic Resource Management. He is a member of Golden Key Honour Society.

M.R. Chandran

M.R. Chandran, IJM Plantations Bhd

A veteran of the agro-commodity industry with more than 55 years of professional experience in the executive management of business operations within the plantation tree crop commodity sector.

Having served for 35 years, he retired as Director and Head of Plantations of Franco-Belgian multi-national, Socfin Company in 1996.

He was the start-up Chief Executive of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) and served this umbrella entity tasked with the function of balancing the needs and interests of the various sectors for synergy and development of the Malaysian plantation sector, from 1999 to 2005.

He was involved in the formation of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2003 with the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable palm products through credible global certification standards & engagement of all stakeholders. Appointed as the Chairman of the first RSPO meeting in 2003, elected as a Vice-President during 2004/2005 term and currently the Advisor to RSPO.

Over the years he has held responsible positions in the agro-commodity sector and continues to serve the industry as director / commissioner, and also in an advisory and consultancy capacity to various business ventures, companies and trade associations, at both regional and international level.

He is a graduate of University of Adelaide in Agricultural Economics & Technology and has been honoured with the Fellowship awards of the Incorporated Society of Planters (FISP), the Malaysian Oil Scientists' & Technologists’ Association (FMOSTA), the British Institute of Management( FBIM), The Malaysian Institute of Management (FMIM) and Honorary Membership of RSPO.

Togar Sitanggang

Togar Sitanggang, GAPKI

Togar Sitanggang, born in North Sumatera in 1966 and graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, in Computer Science degree and obtained Master Degree from North Sumatra University in Medan. Currently working with PT Musim Mas as Senior Manager Corporate Affairs base in Jakarta. Has been in palm oil industries for more than 20 years with national and multinational companies (SMART Tbk, Cargill, Bunge, ED & F Man, Darmex, etc) with many positions ranging from research, logistics, trading and now corporate affairs. Held position as Secretary General of GAPKI since May 2015. He also active in palm oil related associations in Indonesia such as APROBI (Association of Biofuels Producers Indonesia), APOLIN (Association of Oleochemicals Manufacturer) and DMSI (Dewan Minyak Sawit Indonesia – Indonesia Palm Oil Board).

Dwi Asmono

Dwi Asmono, PT Sampoerna Agro Tbk

Dr Dwi Asmono is a Director of Sampoerna Agro Tbk. He has been appointed as Research & Development Director since 2007 and currently, he also serves as Director of PT Binasawit Makmur, one of subsidiaries of the company.

Dr Dwi Asmono has more than 25 years of professional life in palm oil industry on the field of research, development, and seed management, as well as building up the R&D team.

Dr Dwi Asmono was born in April 1965, graduated from Bogor Agriculture University and received Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) on Plant Breeding and Genetics from Iowa State University, Ames, USA.

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