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James Fry

James Fry, LMC International Ltd

Dr Fry is the Chairman of LMC. He jointly founded LMC International in 1980 , and is the company''s Chairman. He continues to devote almost all his time to the company''s research and consultancy activity and he is in overall charge of its work in commodity-based sectors.

LMC''s headquarters are in Oxford, UK. LMC has three US offices, with the regional HQ in New York, as well as offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok and Frankfurt, with a partner office in São Paulo, Brazil.

Dr Fry was educated at Oxford University, where he obtained an MA in Mathematics and a Doctorate in Economics

Abdul Rasheed Janmohammed

Abdul Rasheed Janmohammed, PEORA

Abdul Rasheed Janmohammed is a President of Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry (BQATI). He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Edible Oil Conference (PEOC), Mapak Edible Oils (Pvt.) Limited (Edible Oil Refinery), FWQ Enterprises (Pvt) Limited (Edible Oil Jetty), Mapak Qasim Bulkers (Pvt.) Limited (Edible Oil Terminal).

Currently he is holding Director position of some companies i.e. Bulk Management (Pakistan) Pvt. Limited, Westbury (Private) Limited, Dalda Foods (Pvt) Limited, Trading Enterprises (Pvt.) Limited, Shakoo (Private) Limited, F&B Bulk Storage (Pvt.) Limited and National Trade and Transport Facilitation Committee (NTTFC) of Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan.

He is a member managing committee of some organization such as Karachi Health Association (Kharadar General Hospital), Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), All Pakistan Solvent Extractors’ Association (APSEA). He is also an active member of Rotary Club, Karachi.

He was a chairman of Association of Shippers'' Councils of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (ASCOBIPS), Pakistan Shippers’ Council of FPCCI and Pakistan Edible Oil Refiners Association (PEORA).

His study achievement is a master degree of law. He has been a speaker on various global seminars on Edible Oil in Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Dubai and Pakistan.

Pietro Paganini

Pietro Paganini, John Cabot University

Mr. Pietro Paganini serves as Adjunct Professor in Business Administration at Temple, University of Philadelphia, and at John Cabot University. He teaches in the areas of innovation and management.

He has previously held a Researcher and Visiting Lectureship at Karlstad University (Sweden) and served as Researcher at LUMSA University in Rome.

He holds a Doctorate in Communication and Complex Organizations, a Masters in Multimedia and Digital Arts, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Communication.

He is the Co-founder and Curiosity Officer at Competere – policies for sustainable development – a platform that enhances the public debate for a smarter and more prosperous future. Competere contributes to foster innovation and prosperity by understanding technology and developing the right policies (through research work, advocacy and communication campaigns for industries and government agencies).

He was the General Director of Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, the political think-tank after the first Italian President and internationally recognized economist Luigi Einaudi. He was the Founder of the Brussels based think-tank European Privacy Association and the Italian based think-tank Istituto Italiano per la Privacy. He is Board Member of BAIA - Network (Business Association Italy America).

Pietro is the author of "Allenarsi per il Futuro" (2015), and 'Next Privacy' (2010). His first book "Innovation: from Theory to Territory: Paradigm and Strategies in the Information Society" was published in 2006.

He is a regular contributor to national and internationals newspapers and TV broadcasters, in which he continuously advocates in favor of an open society and innovation policies.
From 2004 to 2008 Pietro held the position of Vice President of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC), the youth movement of the ALDE Party.
Pietro is a Montessori kid and a strong advocate for the Montessori education methodology.

Thomas Mielke

Thomas Mielke, ISTA Mielke GmbH (OIL WORLD)

Thomas Mielke is Executive Director of ISTA Mielke GmbH in Hamburg (Germany), OIL WORLD, a leading research organization that provides global supply, demand and price analyses, statistics and forecasts for all the major oilseeds, vegetable oils & animal fats and oilmeals as well as for biodiesel and other products with clients in 100 countries.
Two times a week a market report is also released in Mandarin. Thomas Mielke joined the OIL WORLD team in the mid-1970s, after studying economics. He is a member of the Programme Advisory Committee of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. In 2014 Thomas Mielke received a Lifetime Excellent Award of the Malaysian industry in recognition of his contributions and commitments.

OIL WORLD was founded in 1958 and it is recognized worldwide for its independent, authoritative and unbiased information. The WEEKLY and daily FLASH reports can be obtained from the Internet at www.oilworld.de.

Michiko Miyamoto

Michiko Miyamoto

Ms. Miyamoto is currently the Country Director for ILO activities for Indonesia and Timor-Leste since March 2017. Prior to that, she was the Officer-in-Charge and Deputy Country Director for ILO activities for Indonesia and Timor Leste. Promoting ILO’s mandate of Decent Work for All, she has worked in Indonesia since 2011 under the country framework of Indonesia focuses on job creation, sound industrial relations and social protection.

She has worked in the field of international development over 20 years. Prior to joining the ILO Office in Indonesia, she worked at the ILO Headquarters and the Regional Office for Asia Pacific, specializing small business development, job creation programme, and capacity development. She was also responsible for global agenda setting and consultation meetings for the ILO Governing Body with employers’ associations and trade unions at the global level.

Ms. Miyamoto holds Master of Public Administration and Master of Art, Public and International Affairs from University of Pittsburg.

Febrio Kacaribu

Febrio Kacaribu, Institute for Economic and Social Research, University of Indonesia

Febrio Kacaribu is The Head of Research for Macro and Finance Studies of Institute for Economic and Social Research, University of Indonesia since 2015. He has also been teaching Department of Economics at University of Indonesia since 2005.

He holds a Doctorate in Economics, a Masters of International and Development Economics, and a Bachelor's degree of Science in Economics, which he completed from Indonesia and overseas.

His research interests are in the areas of Macroeconomics, Infrastructure Financing, Financial Markets, Public Policy. He published a paper on Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking with the title of "Tri-Cycles Analysis on Bank Performance: Panel VAR Approach".

Febrio has also been presenting presentations in numerous conferences. In 2017, he gives a presentation about "Forecasting Macroeconomic Variables in Indonesia: DSGE-VAR" at The Society for Economic Measurement Conference in Boston. He has recently presented at Bank Indonesia and Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association International Conference to talk about "Risk-Based Premia Scheme for Deposit Insurance" and "Systemic Risk Cycle"

Mahendra Siregar

Mahendra Siregar, Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries

Mahendra Siregar was Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Vice-Minister of Finance and Vice-Minister of Trade.

He is the Executive Director of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries. He is also Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.

Dorab E Mistry

Dorab E Mistry, Godrej International Limited

Dorab Mistry was born in India in 1953 and graduated from Bombay University in Commerce in 1973. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1976, having won the President's Gold Medal.
He started his career at GODREJ, one of India's leading industrial groups, in 1976. Since 1977 Dorab was based in London handling the vegetable oil buying and trading portfolio for GODREJ. The company's wide ranging interests in vegetable oil processing, animal feeds, oleo chemicals, alcohols, soaps, toiletries, foods and plantations gave him a unique perspective of the world vegetable oil scenario.

Since 1996, Dorab has been a regular speaker on vegetable oil Price Outlook and is regarded as a leading analyst of price behaviour. He also writes and speaks regularly on the Indian economic scene. Dorab has served as India's representative on the managing committee of the International Association of Seed Crushers and was its Vice President from 2006 to 2008.

In June 2013, Dorab Mistry was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List.

From April 2015, Dorab has re-located to Singapore.

Musdhalifah Machmud

Musdhalifah Machmud, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia

Mrs. Musdhalifah Machmud is engaged as Deputy Coordinating Minister for Food and Agriculture, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia. She manages for Food and Agriculture, including strategic policies which made by the Ministry. Her coordination and strategic policies includes rice, red meat, corn, soya bean, palm oil, cocoa, tea, rubber, sugarcane, biofuels, horticulture products, fertilizer, seeds, and other agriculture issues. Within her resume while serving as government officer, Mrs Musdhalifah coinitiate Indonesian Estate-Crop Fund for Palm Oil, a Public Private Partnership arrangement to support and promote sustainable palm oil, and small farmers empowerment. Between 1988 - 2003, Mrs Musdhalifah served the Ministry of Forestry. During her terms, she has extensive experiences related to wetland ecosystems conservation, biodiversity conservation, budget program preparation, general plan of forestry, and also had been involved as forestry policy maker and implementation team. Mrs Musdhalifah has frequently been requested to be a speaker on food, plantation, biofuels, and agriculture issues. Mrs Musdhalifah holds master degree from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia, postgraduate education in ITC Enschede, The Netherlands for evaluation and monitoring of environmental change, and bachelor degree in Management of Forest from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in Indonesia. Mrs. Musdhalifah received Republic of Indonesia highest medal of honor "Satya Lencana Karya Satya", for her work, dedication and achievement.

Datuk Mohamad Nageeb

Datuk Mohamad Nageeb Bin Ahmad Abdul Wahab, Malasian Palm Oil Association

Started his career in the plantation industry with KLK in 1979 as a Cadet Planter and rose through the ranks and promoted to Manager in 1986. Served in a number of estates in West and East Malaysia and exposed to various crop mix such as cocoa, rubber and oil palm including processing facilities.

In 1992, he joined Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd Head Office as Manager, Estates Department overseeing the Rubber Processing & Strategic Management Unit. In 1996, he was seconded to an associate Company in Thailand whose primary business is in rubber processing and served there for 11 years in various capacities including as Managing Director from 2001. At the end of 2007, upon the merger of the 3 entities, Guthrie, Golden Hope and Sime Darby, he returned back to Kuala Lumpur to take up a new role in the new Sime Darby as Senior Vice President, Plantation Upstream, heading the Group, Rubber/Other Crops Operations and Mechanisation Unit as well as being involved in the Upstream rubber expansion plans of the Company. In Jan 2014 he was promoted as Senior Vice President 1 and assumed the role as Head, Upstream Malaysia, taking charge of all estates totaling 340K hectares, 34 oil mills and 2 rubber factories. He retires from Sime Darby Plantation Berhad in September 2017.

Immediately after retiring, he was appointed by the Malaysian Palm Oil Association Council (MPOA) as its Chief Executive. A position he held till present.

Throughout his long career span, Nageeb held various positions in the Industry, including Deputy President of Malaysian Agricultural Producers Association (MAPA), Member of the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) and Malaysia’s representative to the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) amongst others.

For his service to the Industry, he was conferred the Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) by his Majesty Yang Di Pertuan Agong in 2017.

In the course of duty, he also attended numerous multi skilled courses including the National University of Singapore Operations Management Program and Harvard Business School, Senior Management Development Program.

Datuk Nageeb has been recently appointed by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) as Chairman of FELCRA, with effect from 1 October 2018.


Vincent GUÉREND, Ambassador of the European Union/Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam

H.E. Mr Vincent GUÉREND is the Head of Delegation/Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Indonesia and to Brunei Darussalam. He arrived in Jakarta on 5th September 2015 and presented his letter of credence to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-pertuan of Brunei Darussalam Hassan al Bolkiah on 12 November 2015 and to the President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Mr Joko Widodo on 13 November 2015. He is a French and German national.

Previously, Mr GUÉREND has worked principally on Asia and European Affairs.

He held various positions in French Embassies: Ankara as Deputy Head of Mission (2009-2011), New-Delhi as Political Counsellor (2001-2003) and Bonn as Second Secretary (1995). He advised Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, as member of Cabinet and then Deputy Head of Cabinet and was in charge of Asia, including in particular Indonesia and ASEAN (2004-2009).

He was the first French Deputy Secretary General for the Franco-German Cooperation following the institution of joint cabinet meetings between France and Germany in 2003 and served in this capacity as a French diplomat seconded to the German government in Berlin in 2003-2004.

He started his diplomatic career in the Department for European Cooperation at the Quai d'Orsay and was desk in charge of internal dossiers (internal market, Monetary Union, EU financial framework 2000-2006). During the French Presidency of the Council in 2000, he was desk for the Inter-governmental conference leading to the EU Treaty of Nice.

Mr GUÉREND is alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (E.N.A.), Sciences-Po Paris, the Ecole de management de Lyon and holds a Diplom-Kaufmann from the Wissenschaftliche Hoschule für Unternehmensführung (WHU) Otto Beisheim School of Management. He spent one year in the French Army and left the military with the rank of First Lieutenant.

He is married to Mrs Emmanuelle ROSSET and they have four children.

Dono Boestami

Dono Boestami, BPDP KS

Mr. Boestami is Chief Executive of BPDP KS (Oil Palm Plantation Fund Management Agency).

Prior to joining BPDP KS in February 2017, Mr. Boestami was the CEO of PT MRT Jakarta from March 2013 until October 2016. He was responsible to get the first MRT project in Indonesia going, after being delayed for 5 years. From 2011 to 2013 he was the CFO of PT Atlas Resources Tbk and from 2006 until 2011 was CFO of PT Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk (PTBA).

He was also an investment banker for more than 10 years at Danareksa, Citigroup and Barclays Capital working on Corporate Finance, Debt Capital Markets, Securitization, and Mergers & Acquisitions transactions. He started his career as a commercial banker with with Bank Niaga.

Mr. Boestami graduated in Civil Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Platteville got a M.Sc. in Project & Construction Management  from Golden Gate University.

Ron Hartman

Ron Hartman, IFAD Country Director and Representative South East Asia and the Pacific Sub-Regional Office

Mr. Ron Hartman is currently IFAD's Country Director and Representative at its South East Asia and the Pacific sub-regional office in Jakarta. He is responsible for managing IFAD's investments and operations in 18 countries across South East Asia and the Pacific Islands. Prior to his current position, Mr. Hartman has served as a Country Programme Manager (Nepal, Pacific Islands, Thailand) and Portfolio/ Operations Advisor in the Asia and Pacific region. Mr. Hartman has also served UNOPS as a Portfolio Manager based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Prior to joining the United Nations in 2003, Mr. Hartman held management positions in both public and private sector organizations in Australia and the United Kingdom, most recently in investment banking and fund management.

With over 23 years of professional experience, including over 14 years with the United Nations, Mr Hartman has acquired an extensive managerial and operational experience in over 25 countries. He has specialized knowledge in promoting sustainable socio-economic development and poverty reduction, public policy, public and private investment, and developing partnerships. He has strong technical experience in the design and implementation of investment programmes. In 2011, Mr Hartman was awarded the IFAD Presidential Award for outstanding performance.

Mr Hartman was educated in Australia and UK and holds qualifications in economics, finance and management.

Chris Rittgers

Chris Rittgers, U.S. Department of Agriculture's(USDA)

Chris Rittgers began his current assignment as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's(USDA) Agricultural Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta in July 2017. Prior to this assignment, Chris held similar positions in Spain, Egypt, Iraq, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Malaysia. This is his second time in Indonesia, having also served here in 2001-2006. Chris began his career with USDA in 1991, and worked as a commodity analyst in Washington D.C. for 4 years. Prior to that, he obtained a B.S. in Agronomy in 1986 from Iowa State University, and a M.S. in Agriculture Economics from Michigan State University in 1991. Chris was an Agricultural Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand from 1986-1989. He was born and raised on a grain and livestock farm in the state of Iowa.

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