Our Team

Some of our people with management consulting and line experiance

Ravi Sood, Board Advisor, Canada

  • 20 years experience across a range of industries in the Natural Resources sector including Agribusiness, Mining & Renewable Energy

  • Involvement in the sector from multiple angles as a financier, equity investor and board member

  • Pioneered investments into Liberia and emerging markets in Africa and CIS within the Mining and Agribusiness sector

  • Currently chairman/founder of 3 public companies collectively employing over 10,000 people

  • B.Math(Honours), University of Waterloo, Canada and recipient of multiple awards and scholarships including the René Descartes Fellowship

Michael Henson, Forestry Expert

  • > 20 years experience in the Forestry and Forest Industry Sectors

  • Previously head of tree selection with APP, technical lead for Shell’s Biomass projects and senior consultant with Poyry

  • M.Sc. Forestry, Oxford University

Ir. Jatinder Raj, Palm Oil Mill Expert

  • > 40 years experience in the Oil Palm Milling industry

  • Currently also serves as an advisor to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. His role with the UN sees him involved with the planning and development of the Oil Palm processing capabilities in Nigeria and Cameroons

  • Previously was Head of Engineering Consulting Services, Guthries and involved with the establishment of over 40 mills in S.E.Asia

Dr. Peter Kopp, Edible Oil Refinery Expert

  • >40 years experience within the Oil and Fats industry

  • Held several senior management positions across multiple edible oil divisions in Unilever

  • Accredited by the German Chamber of Commerce as “Officially recognized expert for technology – processing – production of edible oils and fats”

Matthew Sykes, Technology & Innovation

  • > 25 years industry experience. Expert in Sugarcane & row crop farming operations

  • Expertise in redevelopment of farming systems and processes - Introduced new farming formats in Emerging Markets

  • Developing new machinery for Oil Palm & Forestry

K.M. Suriya Moorthy, Oil Palm & Tropical Crops

  • > 40 years experience across multiple crops

  • Served in key senior management roles with leading plantation companies i.e Harrisons & Crossfield, Sinarmas, Cargill

  • Extensive experience in areas of M&A, yield and cost optimisation, plantations transformation

Derek Yoo, Principal, South Korea

  • > 10 years industry experience in Agri Inputs and Chemical Products trading with SK Networks

  • Previously with McKinsey & Co.

  • Extensive knowledge on trading platforms and, supply chain management

  • B. BA and Law, Hanyang University, Seoul

Sov Leang, Principal, Singapore

  • > 20 years consulting experience in SEA and USA

  • Significant experience in agribusiness and renewables resources

  • Led PMI service line for Bain & Co, San Francisco

  • Pioneered largest renewable energy business in Cambodia

  • Ph.D Electrical Eng & Computer Sc., UC Berkeley

Anang Singh, Board Advisor, Australia

  • > 15 years experience in Food and Agribusiness

  • Previously, with McKinsey & Co and developed McKinsey’s Food Institute

  • Prior to that, GM of Olam Brazil. Setup Olam’s Brazilian operations

  • MBA, IMD, Switzerland

​Deepak Roy Singh, Managing Partner, ANZSEA

  • > 10 years of strategy consulting experience in agribusiness and renewable energy

  • Lead joint project teams with MBB firms*

  • Advises leading plantation conglomerates and currently industry advisor to the Australian Centre for Agricultural Robotics

  • B. Aerospace Engineering (Honors), RMIT University

Hilary Kevin, Principal, Singapore

  • >20 years experience in strategy development and implementation across natural resource industries

  • Previously with Palladium Consulting

  • Prior to Palladium, in-house strategy and business development within Shell and UBS

  • MBA, Booth Business School

Toshio Ogane, Principal, Japan

  • > 10 years industry experience in Agribusiness and Digitalisation as Deputy GM with Mitsui & Co

  • Varied roles within Mitsui & Co from trading to M&A

  • Extensive knowledge on trading platforms, supply chain management and operations 

  • BA in Social Science (Management), International Christian University, Tokyo