Smallholder Standing Committee

In 2018, RSPO Board of Governors (BoG) endorsed the RSPO Theory of Change (ToC) with the overall vision of making sustainable palm oil the norm.

In March 2019, the RSPO BoG subsequently endorsed the RSPO Governance Review for ‘Reorganisation of Standing Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups’, where the Smallholder Standing Committee was established.


  • To oversee the execution of the RSPO Smallholder Strategy and for the RSPO Secretariat to lead the implementation of the planned activities;
  • To make decisions throughout the implementation of the Smallholder Strategy and to ensure that the guiding principles are respected in the decision making;
  • To form one (or more) Working Group(s) or Task Force(s) to be responsible for delivering a specific output of the Smallholder Strategy. These subgroups will report back to the SHSC and where appropriate, the Standing Committee will evaluate and decide on the recommendations of the working group(s);
  • To monitor the overall budget for the implementation of the Smallholder Strategy;
  • To report to the BoG on matters concerning smallholders.


* final structure to be determined

Members (Substantive Members)

Membership Sector
Marieke Leegwater (Co-Chair)
Social NGO
Lee Kuan Chun (Co-Chair)
Procter & Gamble
Consumer Goods Manufacturer
Ivan Novrizaldie
Asian Agri
Oil Palm Grower (Indonesia)
Kalindi Lorenzo
Planting Naturals
Oil Palm Grower (RoW)
Sharyn Shufyian
Wild Asia
Smallholder (Malaysia)
Narno bin Sayoto Irontiko
Smallholder (Indonesia)
Ian Orrell
New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL)
Smallholder (Papua New Guinea)
Jorge Esteban Coronel Arias
Smallholder (Latin America)
Roka Lamprecht
Eleanor Spencer
Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
Environmental NGO
Stephanie Lim
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Environmental NGO
Johan Verburg
Bank / Financial Institution
Rob Nicholls
PT Musim Mas
Processor & Trader

Alternate Members

Membership Sector
Achmad Adithya
Consumer Goods Manufacturer
Rukaiyah Rafik
Setara Jambi
Smallholder (Indonesia)
Alfred Yee
Smallholder (Malaysia)
Charles Manasseh Sackey
Smallholder (Africa)
Romain Deveza
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Environmental NGO
Yunita Widiastuti
Processor & Trader
Yusi Rosalina
Sampoerna Agro
Oil Palm Grower (Indonesia)

RSPO Secretariat

Guntur Chayo Prabowo
Acting Head of Smallholder Unit / Smallholder Manager, Indonesia
Kertijah Abdul Kadir
Smallholder Manager, Livelihood
Bella Sossa
Smallholder Manager, Latin America
Edem Asimadu
Smallholder Manager, Africa
Petchrung Sukpong
Smallholder Manager, Thailand

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