IFOAM Asia Board of Directors
About the Board of Directors
The IFOAM Asia Board of Directors is elected at the General Assembly every two years. Depending on the number of votes received, board member serve from 2 to 4 years. Board members are endorsed by the national organic organizations and IFOAM Asia members to represent the organic sector in their countries and regions.
Seven candidates with the highest votes are elected and the elected board members choose among themselves to serve as the President and vice-presidents (two persons).
The 4th IFOAM Asia GA was held on June 1st, 2019 in Xichong County, Sichuan County, China. The GA was attended by 78.5% of the IFOAM Asia membership and was chaired by Mr Mathew John from Keystone Foundation, India.
Zhou Zejiang, President (China)
Senior Advisor to the Organic Food Development Center, Ministry of Environmental Protection of China
Zhou Zejiang, more fondly known as Dr ZZ in Asia, has served the organic movement in China, Asia and other parts of the world for 27 years. He is a pioneer of the Chinese organic movement, one of the 2 first organic inspectors in the country and a well-regarded organic expert.
Satoko Miyoshi, Board Member, Vice President (Japan)
Representative for Global Organic Textile Standard Japan
Miyoshi has been involved with IFOAM since she was a student. She worked for a certification body for organic food, helping farmers and facilities to get organic certification.
J. Indro Surono, Board Member, Vice President (Indonesia)
Indonesia Organic Alliance
Indro has been involved in organic movement for more than 20 years. He founded an NGO which works with farmers and women in the rural areas to develop organic farming and local marketing in Bogor, Indonesia.
Manchul, JUNG, Board Member (South Korea)
Vice president, Institute of Korea Rural Society
Manchul has been involved in the organic movement since he was a university student. He is interested in establishing an institute of organic agriculture for the development of Asian organic agriculture.
Sundeep Kamath, Board Member (India)
Secretary, Biodynamic Association of India
Sundeep has been involved in the movement since the last decade. He is Secretary of the Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI), promoting this spiritual regenerative agriculture throughout the region.
Edgardo Uychiat, Board Member (Malaysia)
Edgardo graduated from Industrial Management Engineering minor in Mechanical Engineering at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. He took up his Masters in Management at Hult School of Management in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Gan, Selina, Board Member (Malaysia)
Founder, Opika Organic
Selina got her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters of Real Estate Development at the University of Southern California, Losa Angeles, USA. In 1999, she founded and build up Malaysian organic brand, ‘Country Farm Organics’ from scratch,