PRINCIPAL BOARD MEMBER
Name Of Organisation: Wilmar International Limited
Membership Number: 200170500000
Name Of Nominee: Daphne Astrid Hameeteman
Position In The Organisation: Sustainability Lead Europe
Summary of Nominee Profile
Based in Rotterdam, Daphne Astrid Hameeteman is the Sustainability Manager for Wilmar Europe, a subsidiary of Wilmar International Limited. She leads the sustainability conversation on tropical oils for all of Wilmar’s operations in Europe, connecting the requirements of customers in food, oleochemicals, and biofuels with the supplies from Asia as well as Latin America. She is also actively involved in various multi-stakeholder discussions with civil societies and industry peers on transformation programmes to build a more sustainable palm oil industry.
In Honduras, she leads the WISSE (Wilmar Supports Sustainable Entrepreneurs) programme to assist smallholders on their journey to become sustainable entrepreneurs and to become certified. For the full Latin American region, a similar programme (WISSMA) was recently launched with focus on mill managers, with the aim to strengthening the reputation of palm oil and to build partnerships.
Daphne is well-versed in the advocacy of sustainable palm oil. Prior to joining Wilmar in 2014, she managed the implementation of the RSPO palm oil traceability system for UTZ. She continues an active participation in RSPO conversations and is a member of the ACOP Review taskforce, Supply Chain and Traceability working group, and previously in the Trade & Traceability Standing Committee, primarily to promote transparency in data and the uptake of CSPO.
Majoring in International Financial Economics, she joined Citibank in Amsterdam after graduation. Her other job experiences also include Microsoft as a business planning manager in the Netherlands, Spain and Norway.
Summary of Organisation Profile
Wilmar International Limited, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Singapore, is today Asia’s leading agribusiness group. Wilmar is ranked amongst the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Exchange. At the core of Wilmar’s strategy is an integrated agribusiness model that encompasses the entire value chain of the agricultural commodity business, from cultivation, processing, merchandising to manufacturing of a wide range of agricultural products.
As a leading agribusiness group, we have a fundamental role in developing quality products required by the world while ensuring that they are produced in a responsible and sustainable manner.