Agroforestry Group has over 100 staff across South East Asia. Our key management team helps guide and drive our entire business and strategy.
Paul Martin: CEO of Agroforestry Group
Paul Martin is the CEO of Agroforestry Group. Mr. Martin brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise to the Group from his background in the financial industry and working across different parts of Asia. He has extensive experience in the financial industry having worked for 12 years in the City of London as a stockbroker and successful market trader.
Daud Bin Jaffar – Director
Daud Bin Jaffar is a Malaysian national with over 30 years of experience in insurance underwriting for clients in the private, corporate and Government sector. He has an extensive amount of experience across a variety of industries being a director and shareholder of several companies in the logistics, construction, medical, publishing and food industries. Mr. Jaffar through his established network of contacts assists the Group in its dealings with necessary governmental agencies.
Albert Bruinekool - Plantation Director
Albert Bruinekool is the Agroforestry Group’s plantation director. Currently based in Malaysia, he is overseeing the development of all our Malaysian and Indonesian plantation projects. Having lived in Indonesia for 27 years he brings to the Group a vast amount of local and regional experience. Mr. Bruinekool is also a master linguist who is fluent in 9 different languages including Malaysian and Indonesian Bahasa.
Hans van den Bosch – Agricultural Director
Hans van den Bosch is the Group’s agricultural director overseeing the planning, building and maintenance of all our plantations. This includes activities such as irrigation, drainage, land profiling, soil and seedling management as well as harvesting. Mr. Bosch is a specialist in the field with over 40 years of experience. He managed over 2,000 hectares of agricultural land in The Netherlands and Germany before moving to Asia
5 years ago.
James Blake - International Business Director
James Blake is the Group’s business director for international clients. He has lived and worked across Asia for over ten years and manages a team of regional sales specialists for the company. Mr. Blake has over 20 years of experience directing large scale sales teams across a variety of industries and is a specialist in agricultural products.
Erant Othman – Head of Regional Sales
Erant Othman is the Group’s head of regional sales in Malaysia. She holds a Degree in Law and an MBA (IB) with 19 years of business development and project management experiences working in local and multinational companies. Erant is a seasoned investment professional with a specialisation in raising capital for equities in financial institutions, private placements, managed funds and other investment portfolios.
Paul Vincent – Compliance Manager
Paul Vincent is Agroforestry Group’s compliance manager and is responsible for making sure our company follows the policies and procedures in place particularly from a regulatory and ethical standpoint. He oversees all business operations relating to compliance including training and making sure the Group’s stakeholders including our clients understand all aspects of our investment scheme.
Edwin Chard – Marketing Director
Edwin Chard is Agroforestry Groups marketing director. With a deep understanding of blue-chip marketing campaigns and start up digital needs, Ed provides critical insight into the development of the AFG brand solutions. His career has spanned 3 continents and focused on sales, research and marketing. Specialist areas of interest include digital media touch points, sales cycle psychology and content marketing.
Chris Fong – Head of Human Resources
Chris Fong is in charge of human resources for Agroforestry Group. Reporting directly to the CEO, she manages all human resource functions including hiring, applications and the monitoring all internal and government mandated policies and processes. Chris also advises and supports the Group’s management by providing advice on hiring, compensation structure and performance appraisal.