Advisory Board Principal

Dr Yohannes Samosir  

PhD in Agriculture, University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia, PDipAgrSt (Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Studies), UQ, Brisbane, Australia. (Bachelor in Agriculture), University of North Sumatra, Medan, Indonesia.

Dr Samosir holds a number of senior professional positions within the palm industry, a published academic and leads Coconut Knowledge Center sustainable coconut agri-business development and research strategy for the revitalisation of coconut palm. Dr Samosir is GM Asian Agri and previously, Deputy Head of Research & Development Center, Asian Agri Indonesia. Vice President Bakrie Agriculture Research Institute (BARI). Senior supervisor of postgraduate students at University of Queensland Australia and North Sumatera University, Medan. Member Organizing Committee of International Conference and Exhibition on Palm Oil (ICEPO). Principal researcher Indonesian Palm Crop Research Institute (ICPRI), Principal Researcher on oil palm tissue culture. Research academic (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) at the School of Land and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia. Chairman of the Organizing Committee of International Coconut Forum, Australia 2005. Mentor for research training funded by The ATSE Crawford Fund, Australia.