Nomination for Board of Governors Election


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Name Of Organisation: AAK AB
Membership Number: 200010400000
Name Of Nominee: Tim Stephenson
Position In The Organisation: President, Global Sourcing & Trading

Summary of Nominee Profile
Tim has global responsibility for sourcing and trading at AAK, including risk management and palm sustainability. Tim has represented AAK on the RSPO Board of Governors since its foundation in 2003, for the last 12 years as a full Board member. He has overseen RSPO finance since the foundation of the RSPO, including as Treasurer, a position which he still occupies as well as chairing the Finance Standing Committee and (previously) the Remuneration Committee of the Board, serving on the Governance Committee and for the last three years as Vice Chair. The financial position of the RSPO is strong and the envy of most other multi-stakeholder organisations. Tim has seen and driven many changes in the way that the RSPO has operated over the years, always from a processor and trader perspective. Tim has been with AAK for twenty-seven years and has wide experience of vegetable oil processing and trading. His other qualifications include representing AAK on the FEDIOL Board, membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and an MA in Mathematics from Oxford University.

Summary of Organisation Profile
AAK has shown leadership at the RSPO since being one of the six founder members back in 2003, with an unbroken period of Board membership. AAK has a strong sustainable palm oil policy and has shown good progress on its implementation. AAK is a true plant based oil processor and trader, without any plantation ownership, and is a strong representative of Processors and Traders on the Board. AAK is listed on the Swedish stock exchange, and after a 140 year history in oils and fats has grown further in recent years to include more than 20 processing plants around the world, including in Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, the UK, Turkey, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, India and China, buying more than one million tonnes of palm and related oils annually and with 4,000 employees. AAK has been instrumental in the success of the RSPO over many years, strongly supports the vision and goals of the RSPO and has put appropriate resources into supporting the realisation of that vision, both on the Board and on standing committees,as well as active support to create awareness and to stimulate market uptake for RSPO certified palm oil in India and China and through membership of the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON). We would very much appreciate the opportunity to continue our very active role in the RSPO by being your representative on the Board, and humbly ask for your vote in the upcoming elections.


Name Of Organisation: Cargill Incorporated
Membership Number: 202151100000
Name Of Nominee: Laila Wilfred
Position In The Organisation: APAC Lead for Cargill Agriculture Supply Chain

Summary of Nominee Profile
Laila Wilfred is the APAC Lead for Cargill Agriculture Supply Chain. In this role she leads the embedding and delivery of Cargill’s sustainability and commercialization goals for Cargill’s APAC supply chains including Palm, Coconut, Soy and various row crops. Laila was previously with Olam where she led sustainability for Olam’s Palm and Rubber supply chains globally. She was also formerly with Kuala Lumpur Kepong and the RSPO Secretariat. Laila holds an BSc. (Honours) degree in Environmental Science from the National University of Malaysia and a MSc. in Environment & Development from the University of Edinburgh. She is also certified as an RSPO Lead Auditor.

Summary of Organisation Profile
Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine our experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries.