Nomination for Board of Governors Election

OIL PALM GROWERS MALAYSIA

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PRINCIPAL BOARD MEMBER

Name Of Organisation: MALAYSIAN PALM OIL ASSOCIATION
Membership Number: 100020400000
Name Of Nominee: Carl Bek-Nielsen
Position In The Organisation: Chief Executive Director


Summary of Nominee Profile
Appointed director of the Company on 1 January 2000 and elected Vice Chairman on 8 March 2002 and appointed Chief Executive Director (CED) of United Plantations Berhad on 1 January 2013. Dato’ Carl Bek-Nielsen, born in Petaling Jaya in 1973, is a Danish citizen with a Permanent Resident status in Malaysia. He started his career with the Company in 1993 as a Cadet Planter leaving a year later to pursue his tertiary education in Denmark graduating with a B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science from the Royal Veterinary and Agriculture University of Denmark. In 1998 he returned to Malaysia to take up the position of Corporate Affairs Officer with the Company. He was promoted to the position of Executive Director (Corporate Affairs) on 1 March 2000. On 9 November 2004 he was appointed Director In-Charge of Unitata Berhad.
 
Board Positions:
1)      Chairman of United International Enterprises Plc, listed on the Danish Stock Exchange.
 
2)      Vice Chairman of United Plantations Bhd, listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange.
 
3)      Board Member of Melker Schörling AB (MSAB), Sweden.
 
He is a Council Member of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA).
On 17 November 2014, he was appointed on to the RSPO Board of Governors as Co-Chairman representing the MPOA.
 
He has close to 26 years of experience within the Palm Oil Industry and has presented numerous papers at several international and local conferences.
 

Summary of Organisation Profile
The Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) is the umbrella body for the private growers of plantation tree crops in Malaysia. The Association has been tasked with the important function of balancing the needs and interests of the various sectors for synergy and development of the plantation industry as a whole. Though a crop specific body that will focus on oil palm, MPOA will also serve the interests of other plantation tree crops such as rubber, cocoa, tea, coconut and bananas, and including non-crop issues relating to land, labour, trade and pricing. Apart from being the single voice representing member interests to government, various statutory bodies, stakeholders and external parties, its mission is to ensure the growth and sustainability of the Malaysian plantation industry sector as well as providing the relevant support service to members. More information can be found on our website: www.mpoa.org.my

ALTERNATE BOARD MEMBER

Name Of Organisation: MALAYSIAN PALM OIL ASSOCIATION
Membership Number: 100020400000
Name Of Nominee: Lee Kuan Yee
Position In The Organisation: Assistant General Manager Sustainability


Summary of Nominee Profile
Lee Kuan Yee was a scholar of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK). She graduated with first class honour in Social Science and joined KLK Sustainability Department in 2011. Currently, she is the Assistant General Manager Sustainability of KLK. She takes charge of KLK’s sustainability certification, external stakeholders’ engagement, traceability and smallholders project.

Kuan Yee is the co-chair of RSPO Standard Standing Committee and No Deforestation Task Force. She has served in the RSPO P&C Task Force 2018 and its interim groups on Smallholders. She is also a member of the Malaysia Industry Standards Committee on oil palm and its products.


Summary of Organisation Profile
The Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) is the umbrella body for the private growers of plantation tree crops in Malaysia. The Association has been tasked with the important function of balancing the needs and interests of the various sectors for synergy and development of the plantation industry as a whole. Though a crop specific body that will focus on oil palm, MPOA will also serve the interests of other plantation tree crops such as rubber, cocoa, tea, coconut and bananas, and including non-crop issues relating to land, labour, trade and pricing. Apart from being the single voice representing member interests to government, various statutory bodies, stakeholders and external parties, its mission is to ensure the growth and sustainability of the Malaysian plantation industry sector as well as providing the relevant support service to members. More information can be found on our website: www.mpoa.org.my