The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will hold its 19th General Assembly (GA19) on:

Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022
Time: 3:00PM (GMT+8)
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

In accordance with Article 9 of the RSPO Statutes 2020, RSPO Members are now invited to submit the following:


Listed below are the BoG seats that are up for election. Members may be re-nominated if they wish to stand.

Membership Sectors Principal Members Alternates
Growers – Rest of the World Agroamerica Tropical Oil Holding Corp., Jose Roberto Montenegro Baide SIPEF, Sander Van den Ende

Univanich Palm Oil Public Company Limited, John Clendon

Olam Group Limited, Quentin Meunier

Processors and/or Traders AAK AB, Timothy Andrew Stephenson AAK AB, Caroline Westerik-Sikking
Consumer Goods Manufacturers The Procter & Gamble Company, Lee Kuan-Chun Ferrero Trading Lux S.A., Mario Abreu
Retailers – 1 Retailers’ Palm Oil Group, Julian Walker-Palin Royal Ahold Delhaize NV, Hugo John Byrnes
Retailers – 2 Vacant Vacant
Banks and Investors – 1 Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Karen Yu Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Martin Van Vaals
Banks and Investors – 2 Vacant Vacant
Environmental NGOs WWF International, Elizabeth Frances Clarke HUTAN – Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme (KOCP), Harjinder Kler
Social NGOs Both ENDS, Paul Wolvekamp Federasi Serikat Buruh Kehutanan, Perkebunan dan Pertanian Serikat Buruh Sejahtera Indonesia (Hukatan), Nursanna Marpaung

The following people have replaced those previously elected to the positions during the past year and are up for approval:

Membership Sectors Principal Members Alternates
Growers – Malaysia MPOA, Surina binti Ismail

Only RSPO Ordinary Members are eligible to be nominated as candidates to represent their respective membership sector.

In accordance with Article 11(d) of the RSPO Statutes 2020, the principal nominee of a BoG seat shall name their Alternate who must come from the same membership sector of the principal nominee. For the avoidance of doubt, an Alternate named in a BoG seat nomination shall be elected concurrently with the principal nominee.

All candidates are required to submit a nomination including all retiring BoG members who are available to stand for re-election using the Nomination Form.

All nominations must be submitted no later than 5:00PM (GMT+8), 29 September 2022 (Thursday). Please note that a strict policy will be enforced and late nominations will not be considered.


Ordinary Members are invited to submit resolutions for consideration by the GA. In order for the GA to meaningfully deliberate and decide on resolutions, these submissions must meet with the requirements described in the Resolution Submission Guide to facilitate proper consideration of resolutions within a fixed time frame.

All resolutions must be submitted using the online Resolution Submission Form no later than 5:00PM (GMT+8), Thursday 29 September 2022. Please note that a strict policy will be enforced and late submissions will not be considered.

Further information related to registration, e-voting and the hybrid GA19 process will be provided in due course. The formal Notice of General Assembly will be issued to members on 3 November 2022.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all members to update your membership contact details and ensure settlement of any outstanding membership fees.

For further information, kindly contact the RSPO Secretariat at +603 2201 4646 or email us at [email protected].

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