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James Fry

James Fry, LMC International Ltd

James Fry, LMC’s Chairman, was educated at Oxford University, where he obtained an MA in Mathematics and a Doctorate in Economics. After teaching economics at Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1980 Dr. Fry jointly founded LMC International, 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 over all charge of its work in commodity-based sectors.

Dorab Mistry

Dorab E Mistry OBE, Director of 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.

B.V. Mehta

Dr. B.V. Mehta, Executive Director The Solvent Extractors Association Of India

Dr. B.V. Mehta is the Executive Director of The Solvent Extractors' Association of India (SEA), the largest and premier association in the vegetable oil industry and trade in India.

Dr. Mehta obtained his graduation in Science (B.Sc.) and Master Degree in Law (L.L.M.) from Bombay University and also has Diploma in Marketing Management (D.M.M.). He was awarded Doctorate (Ph.D) for his thesis on "Impact of WTO on Indian (Edible) Oilseeds Sector and Safeguard Measures" in 2008.

Dr. Mehta is representing Indian vegetable oil industry on number of Committees set up by the Government of India. He is also Member of National Oilseed Development Board (NOVOD), the highest policy making body of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.

Dr. Mehta is connected with Indian vegetable oil industry since 4 decades and has in-depth knowledge of Indian oilseed sector and vegetable oil industry. Recently, he was presented with the Globoil Man of the year Award. He is on the panels of CNBC, ZEE NEWS & ET Now as Commodity Analyst and regularly contributing his neutral views which are very well appreciated by the trade and industry.

Risa Bhinekawati

Risa Bhinekawati

Risa Bhinekawati is a corporate sustainability advisor and a lecturer. She is very passionate about improving sustainable development and governance in Indonesia and other developing countries. Risa has more than 23 years of professional experience, including senior leadership positions in various organizations such as Unilever Indonesia, Ericsson Indonesia, Danamon Bank, Partnership for Indonesian Governance Reform, Indonesian Telecommunications Society, and Indonesian Synthetic Fiber Makers Association. She teaches Virtuous Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship and English Rhetoric at Podomoro University and also serves as the Advisory Board Member of Women in Global Business, Indonesian Chapter.

Risa has extensive experience in establishing organizations and empowering people; formulating policies and implementing strategic planning; managing interactions between the government, private sector and civil society.

Risa holds a BA in Economics from the University of Indonesia (1992); an MBA from the Australian National University (1998); an MIPP in International Policy from the George Washington University (2006). In December 2015 she received her Ph.D in Management from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Her dissertation is published as a book Routledge of the UK with a title: "Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development: Social Capital and Corporate Development in Developing Economies".

Professionally, Risa's work on the environmental protection and community development won prestigious recognitions. Her Danamon Go Green program became the runner-up of BBC World Challenge 2009. The same project won the first place of Metro TV-UNDP/MDGs award in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Risa also built volunteerism and synergy among Danamon employees; they registered and broke the record of Indonesian record museum (MURI) to clean up traditional markets all over Indonesia: 700 markets in 2008 and 750 markets in 2009 consecutively.

Academically, Risa is the recipient of three Australian government awards: the Australian Leadership Award (2009), the Allison Sudradjat Award (2009), and the Indonesia-Australia Merdeka Fellowship (1998). She also receives the Merriman Fellowship (2005) from the George Washington University, USA.

Metin Yurdagul

Metin Yurdagul

He was born in 1938 in Istanbul. He studied chemical engineering (M.S) and dedicated 50 years of his career to oils, fats and margarines. After more than 25 years working for Henkel, he joined to Ülker which is the largest food group of Turkey in 1992 to establish oils, fats and margarine plants.

During 1986-1993, he worked as the Chairman of Turkish Vegetable Oils & Fats Association for 7 years.

He acted as the General Manager of oil & margarine company (Besler) for 11 years and then became the President of food division of Ulker. He was responsible for production of oils & fats & margarines, crushing, diary, starchy, culinary products, ice-cream and liquid soaps & shampoo. He also served as spokesman for 7 years. He is the first importer & user of Palm oil for edible purpose in Turkey in 1974.

He is Board member of Besler company and Chairman of MUMSAD, vice president of YABITED (Euro Lipid Turkish Group).

He is married, has two children and five grandchildren.

Oleg Medvedev

Prof. Oleg S. Medvedev

Was born in Leningrad, USSR in 1946. Graduated from the First Medical Institute in Leningrad in 1970 with MD. Got Ph.D. in 1972, Doctor of Science Degree in 1984, Full professorship in 1990.
From 1982 till 1992 was Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Pharmacology at the Cardiology Research Center, Moscow. 1992-2000 – Dean-organizer of the Faculty of Basic Medicine at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), 1992 –present – chair of the Department of Pharmacology at MSU. Since 2004 – professor at the Baumann Moscow Technical University – course on Medical Informatics and Telemedicine.
2013-present – President of the National Research Center on "Healthy Nutrition".

Main field of interest and expertise – pharmacology and physiology of the cardiovascular system, medical informatics, healthy nutrition, healthy style of life, telemedicine, m-health.

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advances in Biomedical Engineering and Technology, Cosmos Scholars Publishing House, since 2014.

Author of the 270 papers published in Russian and International Scientific Journals. 213 papers are in the Medline database (as of 28.09.2016)

As scientist participated in cooperative projects with Institute of Pharmacology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, University of Goteborg, Sweden, University of Iowa, Iowa City, U.S.A., M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, U.S.A, Baker Medical Research Institute, Australia, Department of Bioengeenering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, University of Leeds, UK, University of Cumbria, UK

Participated in:

  1. EU- supported projects - Grant on Telepathology - Project Title: Interpath, #PL 961121, 1998-2000
  2. EU Grant on Internet-based Textbook on Emergency Paediatrics –Project Title -All-Net Paediatric Critical Care Textbook, #PL 977135, 1999-2001)
  3. Development of trial telemedicine international network to test efficiency of its application. Project supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) #97-07-90329, 1997-198
  4. Complex of telemedicine network development problems, RFBR Project #99-07-90273,2000-2001
  5. Development of the principles of non-invasive glucose monitors design, RFBR project #152901313, 2014-2016


Invited KeyNote Speaker
G8 Meeting on ICT in Medicine, Berlin, 2000
World Congress on Telemedicine, Regensburg, Germany, 2002
The 43rd Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Kanazawa, Japan, 2004
OMNICARD 2006, Berlin, Germany, 2006
World Congress on Biomedical Engineering, Seoul, 2006
e-Health Satellite Workshop on the IEEE 2006 Conference in Damascus, Syria, 2006
Microsoft Workshop on Telemedicine and Telemonitoring, Brussels, 2010
Invited speaker at the THE 8TH CONGRESS ON HEALTH AND HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT "Better Health Managers for Better Health Systems", Northern Cyprus, September 2014

2013 - present Head of the Working Group of Experts on Telemedicine and Monitoring of Health at the Ministry of Public Health of Russian Federation

Muhammad Senang Sembiring

Muhammad Senang Sembiring, KEHATI/The Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation

Muhammad Senang Sembiring is Executive Director of KEHATI/ The Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation since 2009. KEHATI is an independent grant-making institution, the first and largest biodiversity conservation trust fund in Indonesia.

Prior to his current position, Sembiring had extensive experiences in the Investment Banking and Capital Market with more than 25 years for several executive level positions. Sembiring last position was a Director of the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX) for two consecutive periods from 2002 to 2009 where he supported KEHATI in creating a green index so called SRI-KEHATI index. The index performance consistently 10 % better (outperformed ) than the market since it was launched in 2009.

Siegfried Falk

Siegfried Falk, Oil World

Siegfried Falk earned a degree in economics after attending universities in Germany and the United States, where the focus of his studies was on international trade as well as on countryspecific issues in politics and economics. Following an engagement in public policies in Washington, DC, he joined OIL WORLD in Hamburg, Germany, in 1997. Since 1999 he has been co-editor of OIL WORLD and is thus jointly responsible for the contents of various publications, complementing the team of analysts in observing and forecasting world supply, demand and prices in the field of oilseeds, oils & meals. In recent years he gave presentations at several international industry conferences in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America. Founded by S. Mielke in 1958, the independent OIL WORLD is recognized today as the leading information provider for the oilseeds, oils/fats and oilmeals industries. Authoritative analyses, statistics and forecasts are given in various daily, weekly, monthly and annual publications to producers, consumers, importers, trade organizations and government agencies worldwide.

Liaowei Wang

Liaowei Wang, National Grain and Oil Information Center

Senior analyst from National Grain and Oil Information center, who has been engaged in reviewing the national balance sheet of oil including soybean, palm and rapeseed. I have also taken a part of the evaluation of the soybean price reform, and rapeseed future market analysis. The result made a contribution to the national grain policy.

Joko Supriyono

Joko Supriyono, Chairman of IPOA

An Indonesian citizen. Currently Mr. Supriyono is a Director of Sustainability and Public Relations PT. Astra Agro Lestari Tbk. He has been the PT. Astra Agro Lestari Tbk’s Director since May 2007. He was deputy Director of Plantations and Mills Operation of PT. Astra Agro Lestari Tbk. since 2005 to May 2007. He had served as Area Director of PT. Astra Agro Lestari Tbk. from 2002 to 2005. He was Division Head of Human Resources of PT. Astra Agro Lestari Tbk from 2000 to 2002. In 1999 – 2000 he appointed as Personnel Department Head of PT. Astra Agro Lestari Tbk, after previously served as Training & Recruitment Department Head of PT. Astra Agro Lestari Tbk. since 1996 to 1997. He joined PT. Astra Agro Lestari Tbk in 1995 as Training Department staff. He was Instructor of Quality Management of PT. Wahana Kendali Mutu from 1994 to 1995. He was Head of Afdeling of PT. Perkebunan Nusantara II, Medan in 1986 – 1993. He graduated from Gajah mada University, Yogyakarta, majoring in Agriculture.

Currently he is also a chairman of Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA). Before, he had served as General-Secretary for two terms in 2009-2012 and 2012-2015. In 2006-2009 he served as Head of Organization Department. He was a chairman of IPOA Branch Riau in 2002 - 2005. He also serves Indonesian Palm Oil Board as Head of Land and Infrastructure Division since 2009.

Mohamad Fadhil Hasan

Mohamad Fadhil Hasan, GAPKI
  • Executive Director of the Indonesian Palm Oil Association
  • Senior Economist, Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF), Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Member of Indonesian Bank Central’s Supervisory Board

Previous positions included World Bank Consultant for the Budget Committee, DPR RI, Co-Team Leader, UNDP Project on Orientation Program for New Members of Indonesian Parliament, Technical Advisor in the National Legislative Strengthening Program (NLSP), The Asia Foundation for the Indonesian Parliament. He was also policy advisor to the Ministry of Fishery and Marine Affairs in 2001-2004.

Mr. Fadhil Hasan graduated from Bogor Agricultural University, and earned Master of Science from Iowa State University, USA and finished Ph.D program at the University of Kentucky, USA majoring in Agricultural Economics. His published articles for Indonesian newspapers and published in the journal in Indonesia and a broad.

Iwan Jaya Azis

Iwan Jaya Azis, Cornell University

Iwan Azis is a professor at Cornell University and University of Indonesia. He has been teaching at Cornell since 1992 and at the University of Indonesia (UI) since 1977. He was the Chairman of the Department of Economics (1984-1990), the Director of Inter-University Center for Economics (1986-1990) at UI, and the Director of Graduate Study at the Regional Science Program, Cornell University (2006-2010). During 2010-2014 he was heading the Office of Regional Economic Integration at the Asian Development Bank, during which he was often consulted by governments in several Asian countries on various development issues. He has been back in the academia ever since. He took up a distinguished visiting professorship at the Australian National University early this year, and is currently active in promoting on-line classes through the MOOC system (Massive Open Online Courses) as one of the approaches to overcome the country’s perennial challenges in higher education.

Prof. Azis has addressed and published topics of financial economics, economic modeling, and regional economics, with a particular emphasis on the linkages between macro-financial development and poverty and other social issues. He has conducted research and consulting work for various international organizations and universities. In early 1998, he spoke before the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the US Congress on the Asian Crisis, and received "Distinguished Scholar in Regional Science, Financial Economics, and Economic Modeling" award in July 2006.

His most recent publications are: Managing Elevated Risk Springer (Springer 2015), "ASEAN's need to Rebalance More Regional than Global?" in Transpacific Rebalancing (Brookings Institution Press, 2015), and "Four-G Episode and the Elevated Risks" in Asian Pacific Economic Literature, Wiley (2016)

Rosan Perkasa Roeslani

Rosan Perkasa Roeslani, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Rosan Perkasa Roeslani is Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also serves as Chairman of All Indonesia Weightlifting, Body Building and Powerlifting Association (PB PABBSI) and chairman of PT Recapital Advisors. He is a Founder and Chairman of the Recapital Amanah Foundation. Currently he is a Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Losari Foundation as well. He is a Commissioner for several companies such as PT Visi Media Asia Tbk., Lativi Media Karya (TV One) and Mahaka Media Tbk.
He has expertise in analyzing and developing investment and portfolio diversification. He possesses expertise in financial restructuring exercise and merger and acquisitions processes and extensive experience in foreign currency analysis as well.

Bayu Krisnamurthi

Bayu Krisnamurthi, Indonesia Estate Crop Fund for Palm Oil

Dr. Bayu Krisnamurthi was Vice Minister of Trade Republic of Indonesia, 2011-2014, and previously he was Vice Minister Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia 2009-2011, and Deputy Coordinating Minister for Agriculture and Marine, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs Republic of Indonesia 2005-2009.

He got his PhD on Agriculture Economics from Bogor Agriculture University (1998), university where he started his professional career as a Lecturer / Researcher since 1988. Present day he is an active senior staff, Lecturer and Researcher at Agribusiness Department, Faculty of Economic and Management, Bogor Agriculture University

Within his resume while serving as government officer, Dr. Krisnamurthi co-initiate and/or co-founded i.e. Minyakita program, IPOCC (Indonesia Palm Oil Customer Care) unit, ISPO (Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil) certification system, and PISAgro (Partnership on Indonesia Sustainable Agriculture; a private sectors movement promoting Sustainable Development, Food Security, and Poverty Alleviation with about 25 company including MNC). He was also The Program Coordinator for Indonesia National Social Security Program, and member Indonesia National Coordinating Team for Poverty Reduction, Republic of Indonesia (2008-2010); Program Coordinator, Indonesia Biofuel Development Program (2006-2008); and Team Coordinator for Indonesia National Coordinating Team for Food Stabilization (2007-2010). When Indonesia faced bird-flu problems, he was also the Chief Executive, Indonesia National Committee on Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (2006-2010) and Coordinator for ASEAN Task Force on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (2009-2010)

Dr. Krisnamurthi also serve as Chairman of Indonesian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE) (2011-present) and Vice-Chairman of Indonesia Economist Association (2006-2010); Board Member (1999-present) of Yayasan Bina Swadaya (Self-Reliance Development Foundation); Chairman of Board of Yayasan Danamon Peduli (Danamon Peduli Foundation, 2015-present), Commissioner for PT Pusri (Fertilizer State Own Enterprise, 2005-2006); Commissioner for Perum Bulog (Food State Own Enterprise, 2006-2011); and President Commissioner for PT PGN (Gas State Own Enterprise, 2012-2015).

Dr. Krisnamurthi received Republic of Indonesia highest medal of honor "Bintang Mahaputra" for his work, dedication and achievement; and special honor of "Ordre du Merite Agricole" from Republic of France, for his role and contribution in world agriculture development and Indonesia-France cooperation.

Dr. Krisnamurthi born in Menado, Indonesia, October 18, 1964; a Moslem by religion; maried to Pudjiningsih and bless with three beautiful daughters; currently live in Bogor, Indonesia.

Puspo Edi Giriwono

Dr. Puspo Edi Giriwono, Bogor Agricultural University

Puspo Edi Giriwono was graduated from Bogor Agricultural Institute major in Food Technology. He earned his master and doctorate degree in Food Biochemistry from Tohoku University, Japan.

He is an expert for food biochemistry especially in interaction of component in food and gene expression and health implication. He has conducted number of researches such as development of functional foods, development of anti-inflammatory foods and development of immune modulating foods.

Currently he is a lecturer at Bogor Agricultural Institute for regular and undergratuade program. He teaches FST201 Food Chemistry and Biochemistry, FST440 Biological Evaluation of Food, IPN540 Molecular Biochemistry Components, FST441 Functional Foods, IPN643 Food Toxicology, IPN741Food Immunology. He is a member of Indonesian Food Technologists Association.

Since 2010, he has published several articles in international journal i.e. Food Research International, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, Food and Function and European Journal of Nutrition.

He has been a speaker for international food and nutrition science meeting since 2009.

Muhammad Usman

Muhammad Usman, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Muhammad Usman was graduated from Civil Services Academy of Pakistan in Administrative Training including Human Resource Management, Public Finance, Economics, Government Functioning & Public Policy. He also graduated from Pakistan Institute of Trade & Development for Civil Services Specialized Training in Trade diplomacy, promotion, and facilitation. He got short training on Trade Negotiations & Trade Diplomacy from George Washington University Law School.

He earned his Master of Economics degree in Baha-uddin- Zakriya University, Multan during 2002 - 2004. Then he earned his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Government & Public Policy degree in National Defence University Islamabad during 2012 - 2015.

He is an expert for FTA negotiations and Trade Diplomacy. He has knowledge of governance and public policy, studies at post-graduate level.

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