Kochi, Oct 8 (PTI): 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 on Friday.
Sajan Peter, after joining the Indian Administrative Service in 1982 and serving Government of Kerala in several senior posts, is the Board Chairman since 2005. ANRPC is an intergovernmental organisation established in 1970 and has at present 11 member countries viz, including Cambodia, 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 Natural Rubber sector.
The ANRPC Assembly held here 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.