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Our Organisation

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative on sustainable palm oil. Members of RSPO, and participants in its activities come from many different backgrounds, including plantation companies, processors and traders, consumer goods manufacturers and retailers of palm oil products, financial institutions, environmental NGOs and social NGOs, from many countries that produce or use palm oil. The RSPO vision is to “transform the markets by making sustainable palm oil the norm".

 

 

Board of Governors

The RSPO is managed by a Board of Governors comprised of 16 members, designated by the General Assembly for 2 years. To ensure an efficient and progressive management, the Board of Governors is supported by 4 Standing Committees. Each Standing Committee is comprised of members from the Board of Governors (including Alternate Board of Governors) as well as RSPO members. The Board of Governors is also supported by advisors.

The first Board of Governors was elected at the inaugural General Assembly held on 6 October 2004. Through staggered voting, within each sector, half the Board of Governors is re-elected every year, at the Annual General Assembly of members of the members of the assembly. When a seat is due for election any member in good standing from the particular sector may offer themselves to be elected. Incumbents may offer themselves for re-election or may continue if there are no nominations within their respective categories for the Board of Governor seats.

Sector Number of Seats
Oil Palm Growers 4*
Palm Oil Processors and/or Traders 2
Consumer Goods Manufacturers 2
Retailers 2
Banks / Investors 2
Environmental/Nature conservation NGOs 2
Social/Development NGOs 2

Secretariat

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the RSPO Secretariat is in charge of the day-to-day running of the RSPO. Among other, it organizes the RSPO Board of Governors meetings, coordinates the Roundtable meetings and General Assemblies, and services RSPO members. It also coordinates the activities of the Standing Committees and Working Groups.

CEO'S OFFICE


Bakhtiar Talhah

Interim CEO

Ajeet Kaur

Head of Human Resources

Javin Tan

Strategic Projects Director

COO'S OFFICE


Salahudin Yaacob

Director, Strategic Stakeholder Relations

Pravin Rajandran

Head of Grievance Unit

ASSURANCE DEPARTMENT


Aminah Ang

Interim Assurance Director

Wan Muqtadir

Senior Manager Assurance Integrity

STANDARD DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT


Julia Majail

Standard Development Director

Ashwin Selvaraj

Head of Smallholder Programme

OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENT


Dan Strechay

Global Outreach & Engagement Director

IMPACTS & EVALUATION


Oi Soo Chin

Impacts & Evaluation Director

FINANCE & ADMIN DEPARTMENT


Patrick Chia

Finance & Admin Director

Eileen Ho

Associate Director, Finance

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES


Indonesia

Tiur Rumondang

Director Indonesia

Imam A. El Marzuq

Community Outreach & Engagement Senior Manager

LatAm

Francisco Naranjo

LatAm Director

Europe

Inke Van Der Sluijs

Head of European Operations

USA

Cameron Plese

North American Representative

China

Fei Fei Teng

China Representative

India

Kamal Seth

India Representative

Africa

Eli Agbitor

Technical Specialist - Africa