Industry Leaders Panel
Izuru Shinzato, D.V.M. joined Ajinomoto in 1993 as a research scientist at Ajinomoto Central Research Laboratories.
After working at the Animal Nutrition Department in Ajinomoto Headquarters from 2002 to 2010, was assigned as an expatriate at Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc. (presently Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition North America, Inc.) in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. to launch a new business of a rumen-protected lysine product, AjiPro®-L.
Spent seven years (2010 – 2017) in Chicago to manage the business operation and business planning of AjiPro®-L, returned to Ajinomoto Research Institute for Bioscience Products and Fine Chemicals in Japan in 2017.
Now in charge of managing the research and development activities for Animal Nutrition, covering both monogastric and ruminant animals.
Associate General Manager, Animal Nutrition Group
Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition
Matthew Smith began his career working on a dairy farm in the United Kingdom before receiving a business law degree from Coventry University and the College of Law, Chester.
Working in the feed industry for more than 25 years — 19 of which have been with Alltech — Smith has travelled extensively in Asia, Europe and North America. Smith relocated from the U.K. to become the general manager of Alltech New Zealand in 2009. In July 2011, he was promoted to the position of vice president of Asia-Pacific. This region is considered Alltech’s fastest-growing sales market, where the brand enjoys the challenges of delivering value across the dynamics of the food chain, from farm to feed mill to retailer.
Although he still holds reporting responsibility for Asia-Pacific, Smith has relocated back to the U.K. once again and is also responsible for reporting on Alltech’s business within that country. He also supports Alltech’s rumen function platform.
Vice President, Asia Pacific
Hong Yang is Director of Asia Pacific of ADM Animal Nutrition. Mr. Yang joined ADM in 1998 as manager of swine research in Quincy, Illinois office, then in 2004 took on additional responsibility of swine technical service for USA market. In 1998, Mr. Yang was appointed to be Director of Asia Pacific, responsible for both feed premix business in the region and ADM amino acids/feed additive exports to the region. Before Mr. Yang came to U.S., he had worked for CP China for 5 years as a technical service manager. Mr. Yang is an active member of American Society of Animal Science. He received a bachelor and master degree in
Animal Science from Sichuan Agricultural University and Ph.D. in swine nutrition from University of Minnesota. He also earned a master of business degree (MBA) from University of Illinois. Dr. Yang has written two book chapters and published over 20 scientific papers. Mr. Yang is married with 3 children and lives in Peoria, Illinois, USA.
Director of Asia,
ADM Animal Nutrition
Feed Formulators Panel
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Senior Vice President
Charoen Pokphand Group
Head Nutritionist for Poultry and Swine with a background in feed formulation, feed milling, quality assurance and animal production from farm to processing and to market as AVP. Feed Development of Thai Foods Feed Mills Co.,Ltd. Experience in poultry and swine nutrition, feed research and development, raw material evaluation and production cost strategies in feed mill and whole chain of animal production. Experienced in technical support and assessing the value of products and feed ingredients used in poultry and swine feed, through appropriate evaluation as Regional Technical Specialist (SEAP). Particularly experienced in feed formulation, enzymes, amino acids, and feed hygiene. Have contributed product positioning and marketing for Vietnam market.
Assistant Vice President, Feed Mills Business
Erwin Suwendi is Head of Nutrition and QC at Aquaculture Division of JAPFA Group, one of the leading agri-food companies in Asia. Erwin graduated with a BSc in Aquaculture from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia. He completed his MSc in Nutritional Biochemistry from Hokkaido University, Japan in 2011 where his work primarily focused on the impact of food components on gastrointestinal health. He further advanced to satisfactory complete “The Advanced Aquaculture Nutrition Training Program” with the UG/OMNR FNRL, University of Guelph, Canada in 2012. Erwin currently leads nutrition and formulation, feed technology and applied nutritional research with emphasis on reinventing cost-effective nutritionally balanced diet as well as minimizing waste output of aquaculture operations. He is also actively involved in a mentoring research program for local undergraduate and master students to fulfil their academic needs and gain practical skills in aqua nutrition.
Head of Nutrition & QC, Aquaculture Division
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Head of Animal Feed Registration Section, Animal Feed and Veterinary Products Division
Thailand Department of Livestock Development
A proud farmer by heart, by training and profession and whose passion is to help farmers improve their efficiencies through nutrition solutions, farm training and conduct of lecture/seminars.
He pursued his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Master of Science in Animal Nutrition degree from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, Philippines.
His expertise is on swine and broiler nutrition and management, production training and technology transfer.
Recently, he was the Regional Technology Application Lead of Cargill Feed Nutrition for South East Asia and served in that position for 5 years.
He has a combined industry experience of 28 years where he worked for two other multinational comes namely Bemin and Kemin and several feed companies in the Philippines namely San Miguel Foods, General Milling and Philippine Foremost.
Nutrition and Production Consultant
Shannon has covered the animal nutrition industry for Feedinfo since 2015 from the company’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. Originally from the US, she grew up in north Idaho and graduated top of her class at the University of Oklahoma.
Feedinfo News Service
Maria Fe. B Cabullo
MARIA FE CABULLO, DVM, MSA, MNSA is currently the Chief of Animal Feeds, Veterinary Drugs and Biologics Control Division of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), an agency under the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA). She is a Veterinarian, rose from the ranks and has rendered thirty (30) years service at the DA. She has two (2) masters degrees, Master of Science in Agriculture and Master in National Security Administration.
Maria Fe. B Cabullo
Chief – Animal Feeds, Veterinary Drugs and Biologics Control Division
Department of Agriculture, Philippines
JY (Jean-Yves) leads the coverage of the Food, Beverage and Agri sector in Asia at Mizuho since 2015 With over 15 years’ experience in Agri financing, JY delivers strategic and financials solution to Mizuho clients across Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Mizuho, JY spent 7 years with Rabobank in Hong Kong originating, advising, and financing Food and Agri transactions across Asia for Asian Corporates, Multi-National Corporates, Government Authorities, and Financial Institutions.
JY established his sector proficiency first-hand by managing the Chinese supply chain of Neovia, a global animal nutrition group for five years. He has been a prominent and regular speaker on Bloomberg, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.
JY has a Master of Food Science from ONIRIS, Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering, France
Senior Vice President, Food & Agri Sector Coverage Asia Pacific
Graduated from South China Agriculture University, Bachelor in animal science in 1990, and got Agriculture economic Bachelorship in China Agriculture University in 1997.
Professional career started from 1990, working for Ministry of Agriculture, being in charge of National poultry industry administration for 8 years. After that, worked in state own company, China Animal Husbandry Group for 3 years. From 2001-2007, joined Hybro genetic company, party of Nutreco, to be the Country manager to manage the business in China, Korea and Myanmar. From 2007-2011, worked for NGO, China Animal Agriculture Association, as the vice Secretary General. From 2012 till now, working for Beijing Boyar Communication, and to be invited as the vice Secretary General of Chinese Association of Animal science and Veterinary medicine (CAAV).
Professor Edwards is an Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University and former Dean of its School of Veterinary and
Biomedical Sciences (2004-9). He is also an Executive Consultant with Ausvet Pty Ltd.
Professor Edwards is well known in international circles and has considerable experience in training, research and
consulting in the fields of emergency management, epidemiology, animal health, one health, biosecurity, food
security and food safety.
Professor Edwards has been consulting with international organisations as Executive Director of ‘One Health
Solutions’ since 2010. From 2012-2015 he worked in China for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) as its
Team Leader for the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD). During this time, he was closely
involved in planning for the prevention, detection and management of the risks of African Swine Fever (ASF). He is
currently assisting countries to strengthen their systems for the prevention and control of ASF.
Before his term at Murdoch University, he was Regional Coordinator for the World Organisation for Animal Health
(OIE) Southeast Asia Foot and Mouth Disease Campaign and based in Thailand for 3 years. He was Chief Veterinary
Officer for Western Australia from 1993-2001.
Executive Consultant, AUSVET, and
Emeritus Professor, Murdoch University
Based in Hong Kong, Michael analyses major market developments in the Asia-Pacific region and contributes to the bank’s various economic research publications for Rabobank’s internal and external customers. In addition, he provides support to Rabobank’s sales, trading, structuring and management with his analysis on market events. Regularly sought after by both local and the international media, Michael makes frequent appearances on television, radio, and in the financial press.
Michael has 20 years of experience working as an Economist and Strategist. Before Rabobank, he was a Director at Silk Road Associates, a strategy consultancy based in Bangkok.
Prior to Silk Road Associates, he was Senior Economist and Fixed Income Strategist at the Royal Bank of Canada based in London and Sydney. Michael was formerly also an Economist for Dun & Bradstreet’s Country Risk Unit in London, covering ASEAN countries.
Michael holds a Masters Degree in Economics from UCL/SSEES and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Lancaster.
Head of Financial Markets Research Asia-Pacific
Liu Xiao Feng
Vice general manager of Beijing Boyar Communication Co., Ltd, senior analyst. Responsible for the agriculture and animal husbandry industry consultation. Having been finished more than 100 consultant projects related to market and strategy for multinational and domestic leading companies. Engaged in the research of feed additive and feed industry for more than 10 years, and have completed the China Feed Amino Acid Industry Development Report and China Vitamin Industry Development Report
Liu Xiao Feng
Vice General Manager
Janos Gal has been an analyst since 2008. He holds an honours degree in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University. He has worked in the price reporting industry, covering various fertiliser and chemical markets for eight years. He has covered the hydrochloric, phosphoric and sulphuric acid markets for three years, as well as the sulphur and phosphate fertiliser markets for an additional three years along with plastics, paints and rubber for two major price reporting agencies. He started working at Feedinfo in February 2017 and has since researched and launched the
feed phosphate, phytase and copper sulphate reports. He has also written several livestock and compound feed analyses, as well as one-off articles about various feed additives. He also writes regular freight and macroeconomic updates for the Feedinfo news website. He has worked at Agence France-Presse, the Global Journalist magazine, the Estrella de Arica daily in Chile, Nepszabadság Travel in Hungary and many international titles in London.
Feedinfo News Service
Richard Herzfelder is a senior adviser to Gira Consultancy and Research, one of the world’s leading meat, fish and dairy consultants. He first moved to China in 1990, and in 2000 joined China Food & Agricultural Services, one of the first consultancies to specialize in Chinese agriculture. After leaving CFAS in 2006 he spent two years organizing media coverage for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, then returned to consulting as senior China adviser to both Asian Agribusiness Media and Gira. He has written and presented Gira’s comprehensive semi-annual reports on China’s meat industry since 2012, as well as producing numerous additional studies, articles and presentations. Mr Herzfelder, a graduate of Yale University, was born in the United States and grew up in South America and Spain.
Gira Consultancy & Research
Tony Hunter is a Brisbane, Australia, based consultant Food Futurist specialising in the AgriFood Tech space. He is a qualified Food Technologist and was previously General Manager of two food manufacturing businesses. He has over 30 years experience in AgriFood Tech and has consulted for major Global and Australian companies. He has appeared on ABC radio in Australia and blogs regularly on his website (www.futuristforfood.com) on the latest technologies affecting food.
His background and experience, combined with a detailed understanding of the rapid technological changes affecting food industries, give him a unique perspective on the Future of Food.
Dang Kim Khoi
Dr. Dang Kim Khoi is the Deputy Director of Institute of Agricultural Market and Institution Research (AMI) under Vietnam University of Agriculture. Before joining the current unit, he completed his PhD degree in Policy Economics in the Australian National University and spent 5 years as the Director of Agricultural Policy Centre in the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agricultural and Rural Development.
He has rich experience and knowledge in agricultural and rural development policy and strategy in Vietnam. For the last five years, he has focused a lot on market research, value chain development, and farmer organization. Studying the impact of economic integration on the livelihood of smallholders in the livestock sector is one of his important research topic.
Dr. Khoi has led and coordinated numerous studies at national and regional levels. He is also the author of a number of international publications, research and policy reports on the environment, climate change, international integration, trade liberalization and agricultural growth in developing country context.
Dang Kim Khoi
Deputy Director of Institute of Agricultural Market and Institution Research
Vietnam University of Agriculture
Aaron Li is a Project Officer at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and leads one of the several industrial collaboration projects in the Food Science & Technology (FST) Programme. He is currently working on the developing and commercialization of new food technologies as well as utilization of food waste for growth and encapsulation of probiotics.
Prior to this, Aaron also spearheaded the development of the fermentation project at the Sino Singapore International Joint Research Institute (SSIJRI) in Guangzhou, China. During his secondment to Guangzhou, Aaron oversaw the scaling up and commercialization of novel fermentation technologies developed at NTU FST to the Greater China region.
Nanyang Technological University
Otavio Augusto Lopes
Large experience in transformational programs for different industry segments with a strong focus on food & Agribusiness.
Strong Digital & Technology expertise combined with business sense and industry strategy knowledge.
Solid Experience in Business and relationship development with the ability to articulate winning value propositions.
Genuine and Solid skills of People Development and coaching. International experience in Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Passion for Nature, Arts, Music, Cooking, Books and Travel
Otavio Augusto Lopes
Food & Agri ASEAN Industry Lead
Justyna holds a Master degree in Food Technology and Human Nutrition with a major in Food Safety Management from Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland. Justyna’s professional career in the feed industry began in 2010 in the Netherlands when she joined Quality Affairs department at Trouw Nutrition. After 7 years of living and working in various quality and regulatory roles in the Netherlands, Justyna relocated to Thailand (Bangkok) to take over the role of a Regional Quality & Regulatory Manager.
9 years of working for the industry, provided Justyna with diversified experience in the area of EU feed legislation, market access and product registration requirements from various countries all over the world but with a focus on Asia as well quality management in the feed industry.
Regional Quality & Regulatory Manager
Lucy has been based in Asia Pacific for 20 years. She is passionate about bringing together culturally diverse teams to solve complex problems.
Her career has kept her at the forefront of digital innovation in building brands.
At the start of her career with Vodafone in the UK she led the creation of the first e-mail to pager service, and whilst that innovation quickly became obsolete with the invention of SMS it ignited her passion for finding new ways to connect with consumers through technology.
Moving to Asia she has worked with many brands to create their first digital platforms and programmes including Levi Strauss, American Express, IBM and Cisco Systems. She also worked as a brand planner leading the creation of the UOB Women’s Card (For Women Who’ve Earned It), their most successful ever credit card launch.
She is an expert in creating data driven impactful engagement between brands and customers leading the strategy for Nestle’s global digital transformation from mass marketer to PCE (Personalized Consumer Experience), and in 2017 was named Asia Pacific Customer Engagement Planner of the Year by Campaign Magazine.
She also blogs at themotherofteenagers.wordpress.com and theseriouslyfun.blog.
Lucy believes in finding growth through clear focus on market opportunity, and finding the intersection between customer needs and brand differentiation to meet that opportunity.
Nguyen Suc Manh
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Nguyen Suc Manh
Department of Livestock
Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Miao Weimin, MSc. has worked as the Aquaculture Officer at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific since 2008. He started his career at the Freshwater Fisheries Research Centre (FFRC) of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS) in 1982 after graduating from the Shanghai Fisheries University with a Bachelor degree majoring in inland fisheries. He first worked as a research associate in fisheries enhancement and aquaculture in inland open waters. He joined the Training Division of FFRC after completion of a master program on aquaculture in the University of the Philippines in 1986 and worked as a lecturer/ associate researcher and later the chief of the division. He was appointed by CAFS as Deputy Director of FFRC in 1994 and had been in charge of international training and education, research and international cooperation until he joined FAO. He was the professor, postgraduate supervisor and the vice dean of the Fisheries College of Nanjing Agriculture University from 1994 to 2008. In addition to his management work, he led and participated in over a dozen of major national and internationally collaborated research projects on carp genetic improvement, fisheries/aquaculture socio-economics and policy, aquaculture environment, community-based fish culture and integrated aquaculture systems. Since he joined FAO, Mr. Miao has been responsible for coordinating FAO aquaculture programme activities in the Asia-Pacific region, which include planning and implementation of FAO regular aquaculture program work, supporting aquaculture and inland fisheries development in the FAO member countries through developing and technically leading and backstopping field projects and providing policy and technical advice to FAO member countries and aquaculture related regional organizations and fora. He is currently leading a FAO Regional Initiative on Blue Growth in Asia-Pacific.
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Dr Sonevilay Nampanya, national of Lao PDR, has joined FAO- Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific as Livestock Development Officer.
He completed a degree on Animal Veterinary Bioscience with honors and Ph.D from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2009 and 2015, respectively.
His PhD research focused on the enhancement of smallholder livestock farmers knowledge; attitude; practice on TADs risk management and village-level biosecurity practices for improvement on livestock production and income; contributing to poverty alleviation and improved food security in South-East Asian region.
Following the competition of his PhD, he joined two Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Australian Centre research projects (ACIAR AH 2012 068 & 067 projects) on cattle health and production as a leading project research officer. Dr. Nampanya has been a leading author in over 20 scientific papers published in international journals over the past 10 years.
Livestock Development Officer
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Mr Raymond Ng (Msc, BA) is a China Regulatory Affairs & Market Access Manager at Accestra with Master’s degree from University of Nottingham and has extensive knowledge on Chinese food & feed additives (incl. pet food) import & export regulations. His research specialises in China’s governmental policies including the changes in Chinese food & feed safety laws and its impact on international businesses. Mr Ng will share with you the registration & importation procedure and highlight important areas to be particularly concerned about. He has vast insight and practical experience in dealing with Chinese regulatory obligations and looks forward to sharing his knowledge.
China Regulatory Affairs & Market Access Manager
Vi Nguyen is a Senior ESG Investment Research Manager at Asia Research and Engagement (ARE) and leads their sustainable protein portfolio. She has nearly two decades of banking and finance experience, gained from working for major banks and financial institutions in Asia and Australia.
Prior to transitioning into ESG and Sustainable Finance, she previously worked at Standard Chartered Bank as an investment strategist. She is an equity specialist, having held positions in research and proprietary trading and her market experience spans Australia, Asia, Europe and the US.
Director – Research
Asia Research & Engagement
Professor Byung-Chul Park is currently working at Seoul National University, Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology (GSIAT), and Institutes of Green Bio Science and Technology (GBST) in Rep. of Korea. He has got his B.S. (Animal Science) and M.S. (Animal Nutrition) at Seoul National University, and Ph.D. at Cornell University in the areas of nutritional biochemistry and gastrointestinal physiology. After he has completed his post-doctoral careers at Oklahoma State University, National Institutes of Health, and Medical School of Columbia University, USA where he carried out research related to animal nutrition, glucose metabolism and cellular signal transduction, he joined the industries as a R&D director for the feed and feed additive companies including CTCBIO, Inc., CJ Cheiljedang, and Sunjin, Co., Ltd in Korea. Recently, he focuses on his research interests in the areas of applied animal nutrition (feed science and biotechnology) for (1) developing efficient animal feed utilization, (2) improving energy and amino acid evaluation systems for mono-gastric animals, and (3) developing bioactive substances for AGP replacement in the animal feed.
Seoul National University
Emma Penny is Managing Director of Global Data Systems (GDS), a division of AgriBriefing, incorporating Feedinfo News Service, FlexNews & Agrimoney.
Emma is from a farming family in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where her parents run a suckler cow and beef finishing enterprise alongside growing arable crops.
A journalist for her entire professional career, Emma followed a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture at Aberdeen University by joining RBI as a technical writer for Crops magazine, then becoming livestock editor at Farmers Weekly. She subsequently worked as a journalist and editor in the road haulage, logistics and construction industries before becoming editor of Farmers Guardian, a Briefing Media title, in 2008. She has won several publishing industry awards as editor of Farmers Guardian, and is an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Society (ARAgS).
Besides Feedinfo and Farmers Guardian, AgriBriefing publishes UK titles Dairy Farmer and Arable Farming, the websites Agrimoney.com, LammaXchange.com and FlexNews.com, as well as owning and running events including LAMMA, CropTec and the British Farming Awards. The business also founded and operates the Agri Innovation Den, which offers, in conjunction with key partners, access to a £20m investment fund.
Feedinfo News Service
Nathu Ram Sarker
Dr. Nathu Ram Sarker , presently working as a Director General , Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh did his B.Sc. A.H. (Hon’s) and M.Sc. (A.H.) from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh in the year 1985 and 1986, with Ist class 2nd and Ist Class Ist position respectively. Before, joining this institute, Dr. Sarker served as a lecturer under the Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Hajee Danesh Agriculture College, Dinajpur, Bangladesh for the period of three years. After joining this institute, Dr. Sarker completed his Ph.D. from Haryana Agricultural University , Hissar, India in 2000 with the specialization of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology through Indian Govt. Scholarship. Before he took the charge as a Director General, Dr. Sarker worked as different capacities in this institute. He has very good international exposure in his field of specialization and published more than 80 scientific research articles related to feeds, fodder and nutrition in the reputed different national & international Journals all over the world and more than 150 proceedings papers in his credit. Dr. Sarker also presented more than 60 original research papers in the national and international seminars. He supervised 8 Ph.D. students and 8 M.S. Students related to various aspects of feeds, fodder production and utilization in ruminants and poultry nutrition with different Agricultural universities of Bangladesh. He did lots of collaborative research works with the international agencies like, FAO, World Bank, JICA, KOICA, SDC, ADB. ILRI, CYMMIT etc. Dr. Sarker worked as a reviewer in many nationals and internationals Journal and has more than a dozen of professional membership.
Nathu Ram Sarker
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute
Dr. Theerawit Poeikhampha has the Ph.D.’s degree from the Department of Animal Science, Kasetsart University and his research is a multi-disciplinary strategy to research, develop and optimize on the animal nutrition technologies. The recent projects have included feed ingredients and feed additives, exogenous enzyme and enzyme’s matrix calculation, amino acid metabolism and cell function, micronutrients in drinking water, feed formulation and feed manufacturing technology for increasing the productivity of farm animal, especially in the tropical condition
Joerg Seifert is in charge of the effective management of the affairs the association, including representing the interests of the specialty feed ingredients business towards EU institutions and other stakeholders, supporting the members, ensuring effective and efficient administration and providing leadership to the FEFANA staff team. He holds a university degree in food science and technology of Humboldt University Berlin (Germany) as well as an MBA of Henley Management College (UK). Prior to joining FEFANA, Joerg has worked for almost 20 years in the dairy sector including as Technical Director of the International Dairy Federation with responsibility for a comprehensive work programme comprising animal health and welfare, farm management, regulatory and standardization activities, sustainability and other topical areas.
Secretary General, FEFANA
Pankaj Kumar Singh
Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor (Animal Nutrition) Department of Bihar Animal Sciences University, Patna, India is working in the field of Animal Nutrition and Feed technology for last 17 years. His major area of research are ‘alternative of antibiotics growth promoters’, Feed additives, Phytobiotics, Unconventional feed resources and balanced ration for livestock and poultry. He authored 6 books in the field of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology. Dr. Singh successfully completed 15 research projects. He has to his credit about 100 publications in reputed national and international journals of high impact factor and his work is regularly cited by the scientific community. He also authored 6 laboratory manuals, 35 book chapters and 45 technical articles. Dr. Singh has been executive member of Animal Nutrition Association of India. He is serving as members of editorial board of more than a dozen journal of national and international repute. His profile is indexed in 2010 Edition of ‘Marquis Who`s Who in the World’. He is a recipient of prestigious ‘Dr. S. K.Ranjhan best doctoral thesis award by Animal Nutrition Society of India, ‘Young Scientist Award’ by Uttarakhand State Council of Science & Technology, Uttarkahand, India and Junior Research Fellowship of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) of India.
Pankaj Kumar Singh
Animal Nutrition Society of India
Dr. Rommel Sulabo is from Los Baños, Laguna, the Philippines. He obtained a BS in Agriculture at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 1997, majoring in Animal Science and specializing in Poultry Nutrition. His undergraduate research focused on microbial phytase supplementation in layer diets. He then worked in the animal feed industry for 5 years as an R & D nutritionist and extension specialist, and became an advocate for Filipino swine farmers. In 2003, he received his MS degree in Swine Nutrition at South Dakota State University through a Fulbright scholarship under the supervision of Drs. Bob Thaler and Hans Stein. His research focused on the effects of body weight and physiological status on phosphorus digestibility and phytase efficacy in pigs. In 2009, Dr. Sulabo obtained his PhD degree in Swine Nutrition at Kansas State University with Dr. Mike Tokach as his major adviser. His dissertation was on the effects of creep feeding on individual consumption characteristics and growth performance of neonatal and weaned pigs. He also performed research on liquid feeding, boar feeding strategies, development of allometric models in pigs, specialty feed ingredients, and various feed additives for nursery pigs and sows. After earning his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoc in the Stein lab before returning to the Philippines. Dr. Sulabo now works as a professor, and the head of the Animal Nutrition Division, at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños.
Head of the Animal Nutrition Division
University of the Philippines Los Banos
Arnold P Sinurat
Arnold P Sinurat is a research professor at the Ministry of Agriculture –Republic of Indonesia. Most of his research was related to the poultry nutrition such as defining nutrient requirements of chickens and ducks in the tropic and technologies on improving nutritive values of local feedstuffs for poultry. In the last decade, his research interest focused on the technology to produce enzyme and plant bioactive for use as feed additives to replace antibiotic growth promoters. He is also a member of feed commissioner at the Ministry of Agriculture which involved in building regulations and standard for animal feed and feedstuffs.
Arnold P. Sinurat
Senior Research Scientist
Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, Ministry of Agriculture
Victor Suresh started his professional career in R&D at Ralston Purina International and has been in the animal feed sector for the past 22 years specializing in formulation, new product development, technical marketing, and business management. In 2011 he founded United Research (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a company that provides technical and R&D services to the aquaculture feed industry and has feed and feed additive manufacturing clients in Asia and America.
Sonny P. Tababa serves as Biotechnology Affairs Director of CropLife Asia (CLA), a regional unit of CropLife International, a plant science industry association. She promotes approaches leading towards access to agricultural innovations in seeds including plant biotechnology as well as safe and responsible agriculture. Her work ranges from policy advocacy, knowledge management, technology transfer, coordination and networking. With previous work engagements at the Southeast Asian Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCARRD).
Ms. Tababa completed her MS in Agronomy at the University of the Philippines Los Banos.
Biotechnology Affairs Director
Dr Akio TAKENAKA is currently the President of Japan Scientific Feeds Association (JSFA) in Tokyo from June 2018. He obtained his PhD in 1988 from the University of Tokyo (Japan). He has been a Director of the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science (NILGS), and the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) for totally 7 years. He has also been a Council member of Agricultural Materials in MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery) from 2013 to 2016. He retired from NIAS in March 2016, and has been the Deputy Director of the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC) in Taiwan for 2 years until April 2018.
Japan Scientific Feeds Association (JSFS)
Ernest joined UOB in Jul 2018 and initiated coverage of the Animal Protein sector within UOB’s Sector Solutions Group (SSG). He now leads the strategic direction of the Animal Protein sector, providing insights and developing value propositions for UOB’s clients across all markets in Asia.
Before joining UOB, Ernest spent more than 8 years with DBS servicing a portfolio of large Asian corporates during which he originated and advised on several financing transactions across Asia. Ernest was also part of the team which initiated coverage of the Animal Protein sector as part of the Food & Beverage team during his time with the bank.
Ernest started his career with Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd where he covered clients in the Commodities and Shipping industries. Overall, he has accumulated almost 12 years of experience in the banking industry.
Head of Animal Protein
United Overseas Bank (UOB)
Sam Weatherlake joined Feedinfo in February 2019 and is currently developing a Supply & Demand Database for feed additives. He previously worked as an analyst at ICIS from 2014-2018, and before that was a price reporter for eight years covering the petrochemical and fertilizer markets.
Feedinfo News Service
Professor Cheol-Heui YUN grew up in Gwang-ju, in the southwest of the Republic of Korea. He was educated at the Chonnam National University for B. Sc. and the Seoul National University for his M. Sc. in the area of Animal Nutrition. Professor YUN completed his Ph. D. at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in the area of immune modulation and mucosal immunology. Then, he pursued his professional career at leading research institutes at different region of the world including International Vaccine Institute (IVI, Korea), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA, USA), National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA) and Gothenburg University (Sweden) where he undertook research related to stressors, vaccine, infection and host (both animals and human) protective immunity. He was invited as a professor at Seoul National University since 2006. He currently serves as (review) editors of a number of societies including World Journal of Immunology, Frontiers in Immunology (Molecular Innate Immunity Section, and Cytokines and Soluble Mediators in Immunity Section), Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Scientific World Journal, and Science Editing. He currently serves as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. He is also actively involved in Ethical issues, acting as a Chair of Committee on Publication Ethics, Korean Council of Science Editors. As far as research goes, his interest has focused on the action mechanism of stresses and modulation of host immune responses, interactive mucosal immunity, and immunometabolism.
Seoul National University
Angela Zhang graduated as an MBA from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with exchange study in University of Leeds. Before joined IQC Insights, she worked as Senior Analyst and Project Manager in a global professional services provider, which is the vendor of Top 3 consulting firms. As Head of the Business Intelligence Division at IQC Insights, she has been responsible for writing the company’s periodically-updated and customized pork reports with in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis.
She is experienced in analyzing the production, import, consumption and price trend of China’s pork market together with the latest domestic industry movement and forecast Besides working as Specialist Contributor to The Pig Site by analyzing hot spots in China’s pork industry, she also acted as Company Supervisor for the ICP Project of Emlyon Business School, Asia Campus.
As an industry expert, she has been interviewed and quoted by many top-level media worldwide, such as China Daily, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and South China Morning Post.
Head of the Business Intelligence Division