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Dr. James Fry

Dr. 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.

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 was a member of the Programme Advisory Committee of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board for more than 12 years. 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.

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.

Cao Derong

Cao Derong, China Chamber of Commerce for Imp & Exp of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products (CFNA)

Mr. Cao Derong is the president of China Chamber of Commerce for Imp & Exp of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products (CFNA). Mr. Cao is experienced in engineering consultancy, foreign investment management and domestic market system development. Before joining CFNA, he served as the deputy director-general of the Department of Market System Development of the Ministry of Commerce of China, and the economic and commercial counsellor of the Consulate-general of China in Huston, U.S.

Abdul Rasheed Janmohammed

Abdul Rasheed Janmohammed, PEORA

Mr Abdul Rasheed Janmohammed is Chairman of Pakistan Edible Oil Refiners Association (PEORA). He is also the Chairman of Pakistan Shippers' Council of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI).

He is the Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Edible Oil Conference (PEOC), Mapak Edible Oils (Pvt.) Limited (Edible Oil Refinery+Solvent Plant) (Joint Venture Project between Pakistan & Malaysia-Port Qasim), FWQ Enterprises (Pvt) Limited (Edible Oil Jetty + Edible Oil Storage Terminal) (Joint Venture Project between Pakistan & Malaysia-Port Qasim), Mapak Qasim Bulkers (Pvt.) Limited (Edible Oil Terminal) (Joint Venture Project between Pakistan & Malaysia-Port Qasim). He is also the Director of Dalda Foods (Pvt) Limited, Bulk Management (Pakistan) Pvt. Limited, Westbury (Private) Limited, Trading Enterprises (Pvt.) Limited, Shakoo (Private) Limited F&B Bulk Storage (Pvt.) Limited and Rotary Club, Karachi.

Mr. Janmohammed is member of managing committee of some organization such as Karachi Health Association (Kharadar General Hospital), Executive Committee of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), Member Executive Committee of All Pakistan Solvent Extractors' Association (APSEA), Executive Committee of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) an active member of Rotary Club, Karachi as well.

He was the chairman of Association of Shippers' Councils of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (ASCOBIPS) and was the President of Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry.

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.

Togar Sitanggang

Togar Sitanggang, Indonesian Palm Oil Association/GAPKI

Mr Togar Sitanggang is the Vice Chairman of Indonesian Palm Oil Association / GAPKI Since April 2018, Previously he served as Secretary General from April 2015 to April 2018.

Currently, Mr Sitanggang works for PT Musim Mas as General Manager base in Jakarta. He has been in palm oil industries for almost 30 years with national and multinational companies including PT SMART Tbk, Cargill, Bunge, ED & F Man, Darmex in many positions ranging from research, logistics, trading and now corporate affairs.

Mr Sitanggang is 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).

Mr. Togar Sitanggang, was born in North Sumatera in 1966, graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, in Computer Science degree and obtained his Master Degree from North Sumatra University in Medan.

B.V. Mehta

Dr. B.V. Mehta, Solvent Extractors' Association of India (SEA)

Dr. B.V. Mehta, who was born on 24 August 1949, holds a bachelor's degree in science, diploma in marketing management, master's degree and doctoral degree in law with his thesis on "Impact of WTO on Indian (Edible) Oilseed Sector and Safeguard Measures" in 2008.

Connecting with Indian vegetable oil industry for the last 4 decades, he has in-depth knowledge of Indian oilseed sector and vegetable oil industry and has presented papers at various national and international forums. He is also representing Indian Vegetable Oil Industry on number of committees set up by the Government of India.

Before being appointed to his current position as the executive director of the Solvent Extractor's Association of India (SEA), he had assumed a number of positions in several organizations of vegetable oils, which include the secretary general of International Association of Rice Bran Oil, Japan; director of International Association of Sunflower Oil, Ukraine; consultant to ITC, Geneva, (UN) for SITA Project in Africa; consultant to Solidaridad Asia for promoting sustainable Palm Oil; consultant to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board; and member of National Oilseed Board (NOVOD), Government of India (1984 – 2016).

He is on the panels of CNBC, ZEE Business & ET Now, as commodity analyst and regularly contributes his neutral views which are very well appreciated by the trade and Industry.

Eddy Abdurrachman

Eddy Abdurrachman, Oil Palm Plantation Fund Management Board (BPDPKS)

Eddy Abdurrachman was installed as president director of the oil palm plantation fund management board (BPDPKS) by Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati on 2 March 2020.

Born in Jakarta on 17 September 1952, he earned his bachelor's degree in finance from the institute of financial science (IIK), Jakarta in 1979. He graduated from a regular national course conducted by the national resilience institute (Lemhanas) KRA XXX11 in 1999.

Before chairing BPDPKS, he had been assuming a number of leading positions, which include director general of customs and excise at the finance ministry during 2002-2006, expert staff on international financial economic relations at the finance ministry during 2006-2008, and secretary of economic coordinating minister in charge of economy during 2008-2014.

Eddy Abdurrachman was awarded with the Satya Lencana Karyasatya XX and Satya Lencana Karyasatya XXX. (*)

Pietro Paganini

Prof. Pietro Paganini, John Cabot University of Rome

Pietro Paganini serves as Adjunct Professor in Business Administration at Fox School of Business at Temple University of Philadelphia, and at John Cabot University in Rome. 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.

Musdhalifah Machmud

Musdhalifah Machmud, Deputy in charge of food and agribusiness coordination of Economic Coordinating Ministry

Musdhalifah Machmud was born in Ujung Pandang, South Sulawesi, on 13 September 1964. She earned her bachelor's degree in forest management from Bogor University of Agriculture (IPB) in 1987, and master's degree (double degree) in development study from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and in climate change monitoring and evaluation from ITC Enschede, the Netherlands in 2003.

Before assuming the position of deputy in charge of food and agribusiness coordination at the economic coordinating ministry in 2020, she had been serving as deputy in charge of food and agriculture coordination at the economic coordinating ministry during 2015-2020; assistant to deputy in charge of plantation and horticulture at the economic coordinating ministry during 2013-2015; assistant to deputy in charge of plantation and horticulture at the economic coordinating ministry during 2009-2013;

Besides assuming the position of deputy in charge of food and agribusiness at the economic coordinating ministry, she is also serving as a member of supervisory board at state logistics firm Perum Bulog and a member of the supervisory board at the oil palm plantation fund management board (BPDP-KS). (*)

Orlando Rodriguez

Orlando Rodriguez, Market Analyst, Agriculture Research, Refinitiv

Orlando Rodriguez is a Market Analyst in the Agriculture Research team at Refinitiv. Orlando holds a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering from Zamorano University and a master's degree in Agricultural Economics and Horticulture from Purdue University. Before joining Refinitiv, Orlando worked in the agricultural banking industry in Latin America and possesses research experience in the financial and economic farmers' decision-making process in the U.S. Orlando's work at Refinitiv focuses on the demand side analysis for corn, wheat, and soybeans.

Dadan Kusdiana

Dadan Kusdiana, Director General Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR)

Dadan Kusdiana was born in Sumedang, West Java on 29 December 1968. He earned his bachelor's degree in agriculture engineering from Bogor University of Agriculture (IPB) in 1992, and master's degree and doctoral degree in energy science from Kyoto University, Japan, in 2004.

Dadan Kusdiana was installed as director general of new and renewable energy and energy conservation (Dirjen EBTKE) at the ministry of energy and mineral resources (MEMR) on 6 November 2020. Previously, he served at the ministry as the head of energy and mineral resources research and development board (Balitbang ESDM), expert staff on economics of natural resources (2017 – 2019) at the Balitbang ESDM, Communication, Public Information Service and Cooperation Bureau Chief (2016 – 2017), and Bioenergy Director at the MEMR (2013 – 2015). (*)

Gabriel Ukpeh

Gabriel Ita Asuquo Ukpeh, Chairman, Technical Committee on Foreign Direct Investments, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Mr. Ukpeh is an internationally acclaimed consultant in business strategy, risk management, process re-engineering and financial services, who was, until recently, a Senior Partner and Risk & Quality Leader for Africa at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (price winner), a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, and a member of the Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, with over thirty five (35) years experience in Financial Audit/Reporting, and Consulting.

A graduate of accounting, he also holds a Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree in Contemporary Accounting from the Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He is an Associate Member of the Business Continuity Institute, United Kingdom.

He worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an International Business auditing and consulting firm for some thirty-four (34) years, and as a Partner for over 20 years, led, directed, planned and managed the audit, accounting, and consulting assignments for numerous financial institutions, multinationals and national companies, including most major banks in Nigeria. He was the Financial Services Leader for PwC West Africa, as well as the Risk & Quality Leader for PwC Africa (including South Africa), and a member of the PwC Global Risk & Quality Executive Management. He was also at some time the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of PwC Africa Central, made of PwC in nine African countries.

He is also Non Executive Director of Zenith Bank Plc in Nigeria, as well as a Non Executive Director of Zenith Bank Ghana Plc and Zenith Bank Gambia.

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