IPOC Secretariat

GAPKI Office
Sudirman Park Rukan Blok B No.18
Jln. K.H. Mas Mansyur Kav.35
Jakarta Pusat 10220
Tel. +6221-57943852
Fax. +6221-57943872
Email : info@gapkiconference.org
Website : www.gapkiconference.org

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Pietro Paganini

Pietro Paganini, John Cabot University of Rome

Pietro Paganini is a distinguished economic and (geo)political analyst renowned for his expertise in policy-making and structured analyses of governments and businesses. As an advocate for critical thinking, he employs a multidisciplinary approach to tackle complex problems. Holding a Doctorate in Communication and Complex Organizations, Pietro serves as Adjunct Professor in Business Administration at Fox School of Business – Temple University of Philadelphia and at John Cabot University, Rome. He was also recognized as a Visiting Professor for the MPOB-UKM Endowment Chair at The National University of Malaysia (UKM).

Pietro's insights have made him a regular contributor to prestigious Italian national newspapers, international publications, and media, where he passionately advocates for an open society and innovation policies.

Dr. M. Fadhil Hasan

Dr. M. Fadhil Hasan, GAPKI

Dr. Fadhil Hasan is the Head of Foreign Affairs Compartment of Indonesian Palm Oil Association / GAPKI.

Previously he was the Executive Director of GAPKI from 2009 to 2017. Currently, Dr. Fadhil Hasan is the Director of Corporate Affairs of PT Asian Agri.

Dr. Fadhil Hasan held various positions previously among other as Director of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) and Director of Standardization and Smallholder Development of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) and Member of National Committee for Economy and Industry (KEIN).

Dr. Fadhil Hasan graduated from Bogor Agricultural University, and earned Master of Science from Iowa State University, USA and Ph.D from University of Kentucky, USA majoring in Agricultural Economics.

Edi Suhardi

Edi Suhardi, Goodhope Asia Holdings

Edi Suhardi has more than 32 years of professional experience, including more than 26 years in senior management positions in the areas of sustainable palm oil, stakeholder engagement, corporate communications, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable natural resource management.

His current position as Sustainability Analyst at Goodhope Asia Holdings. Prior professional positions include Director of External Relations at PT. INCO, a nickel mining company, and working for the UNDP, as Program Advisor/Manager of Partnership for Governance Reform. Other strategic positions include working with a number of international NGOs, such as WWF, KEHATI and Plan International.


  • Member of Central Committee of the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI): Stakeholders Relations Compartment (Apr 2018 – March 2023)
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO); Vice President II – Executive/Governing Board representing Indonesian Growers Caucus (IGC) (Nov 2011 – Nov 2017)
  • Forum Orangutan Indonesia (FORINA); Board of Representatives (Jul 2009 – Apr 2017); Representing private sector in the Forum for Indonesia Orangutan conservation.

Contributor to prominent media, such as Jakarta Post, Investor Daily, Sawit Indonesia, Info Sawit, etc. Author of more than 35 Opinion Pieces for the Jakarta Post.

Dwi Asmono

Dwi Asmono, GAPKI

Indonesian citizen, born on April 6th, 1965, 58 years old, domiciled in Jakarta, Indonesia. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Iowa State University, United States, in 1998, after obtaining Master degree and Bachelor degree from Bogor Agricultural University, in 1992 and 1987, respectively. He has more than 32 years of professional experience in oil palm industry, particularly in the field of research, development, sustainability and seed business, as well as experience in establishing R&D team. He has also deeply involved in sago and rubber business of the company for the last 10 years. He has been serving as the Research and Development Director since 2007 and Board Member of PT Sampoerna Agro Tbk. since 2012. Currently, he also serves as Director of PT Binasawit Makmur, one of the Company’s subsidiaries, related to seed business.

Recently, Dr. Asmono is active in Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI, as Head of Research and Development since 2023), and also as executive board in some organization related to oil palm and other crops, such as Indonesian Society of Agronomy (PERAGI, as Director of PERAGI Institute since 2020), Indonesian Society of Breeding (PERIPI, as co-chairman since 2014), Indonesian Seed Society (MPPI, since 2004), Forum of Indonesia Oil Palm Seed Producers (FKPB-KS, as chairman since 2005), and Indonesian Plant Propagators Association (Asbenindo, since 2016). He is also chairman of scientific board of Indonesia Sago Society (MASSI). He has published more than 70 national and international publications, and has become invited speaker in several international conference.

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