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Sajen Peter elected as Chairman of ANRPC

Kochi, October 8 2010: Rubber Board Chairman Sajen Peter has been elected as the new Chairman of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) by its Assembly held here today.  After joining the Indian Administrative Service in 1982 and serving Government of Kerala in several senior posts, he is currently the Chairman of the Indian Rubber Board since 2005.

Hu Jianfeng (China) and Edward have been elected as Vice Chairmen of ANRPC ANRPC is an intergovernmental organization established in 1970 and has at present 11 member countries viz., Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The member countries of the Association account for around 92 per cent of natural rubber production in the world. The Association has been an effective forum for facilitating exchange of information, consolidation of statistics, networking and coordinated initiatives on issues confronting the NR sector.

The ANRPC Assembly held at Kochi appointed Dato' Dr. Kamarul Baharain Bin Basir, Director General, Malaysian Rubber Board as Secretary-General for the next term.  He will take charge as Secretary-General in June 2011, when the tenure of Prof. Djoko S. Damarjati ends.

The next ANRPC meetings will be held at Beijing, China.  

Source: Rubber Board