Plantations International has active operations in over 11 countries, whilst it is not feasible to list every team member on this page, we would like to acknowledge and thank everyone for their invaluable contributions.

Below is our senior executive team…

Robert Timmermans

Name: Robert Timmermans
Nationality: Canadian
Position: Managing Director – ASEAN

Robert is our managing director for the ASEAN region. Robert vision and leadership is the driving force behind the companies expansion into Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. With over 35 years experience, Robert is a pioneer in the field of sustainable plantation management.

Gareth Cookson

Name: Gareth Cookson
Nationality: British
Position: Director of Operations  – ASEAN

A member of the CFA Society and commercially astute, Gareth comes from the world of finance, and he brings a superior level of business acumen to the company. Spending over 20 years working in Asia, his experience attained during this period covers a wide variety of related sectors and industries.

Dr. Raymond Samy

Name: Dr. Raymond Samy
Nationality: Malaysian
Position: Managing Director of United Tropical Fruit Sdn. Bhd.

Raymond is the managing director of Plantations International’s Malaysian subsidiary, United Tropical Fruit Sdn. Bhd. Raymond is credited for creating Malaysia’s first and only Organic Musang King Durian plantations as well as creating the company’s organic research and development centre at the Mara University of Technology.

Tassos Haralambos

Name: Tassos Haralambos
Nationality: Greek
Position: Group Financial Controller

With a master of business degree from the British University of Cyprus and an accounting degree from the University Central Lancashire. Tassos and his team are responsible for keeping track of the groups finances and disbursements as well as performing quarterly financial audits. 

Natth Metheekriangkrai

Name: Natth Metheekriangkrai
Nationality: Thailand
Position: Director of Plantations

With Bachelor of computer science’s degree from Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University and long family history and passion for Agriculture. Natth and his diverse team are responsible for all the company’s plantations.

Richard Williams

Name: Richard Williams
Nationality: French
Position: Senior Business Development Director for Agents

Richard and his team are responsible for recruiting, training and nurturing the company’s vast network of agents and introducers.

Marwan El Khoury

Name: Marwan El Khoury
Nationality: Lebanese
Position: Business Development Director – EMEA

Based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and fluent in five languages, Marwan is responsible for all the company’s activities in the region. His primary focus is the sales of Plantations International’s Agarwood based end products and investment services.

Chadaporn Kaeononhao

Name: Chadaporn Kaeononhao 
Nationality: Thailand
Position: Chief Agronomist – ASEAN

With a Master’s degree in plant pathology and on the faculty of agriculture at Khon Kaen University, Chadaporn is Plantations International’s Chief Agronomist. Whether she is in the Laboratory or at the Plantations. Chadaporn never stops with her dedication to the trees and their fruits.

David Singleton

Name: David Singleton
Nationality: British
Position: Chief Research & Strategy Officer

David provides unique insight and a global perspective on the Company’s developments and consultancy projects. He has worked across the financial and agricultural industries. A specialist in emerging markets and research analysis, he has worked in the financial hubs of Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore.

Eleni Papadopoulos

Name: Eleni Papadopoulos
Nationality: Greek
Position: Procurement Director

Eleni runs Plantations International’s  procurement department, she is responsible for all incoming cross border trade and all imported items that the group needs to  function on a daily basis.

Mark Herd

Name: Mark Herd
Nationality: British
Position: Senior Business Development Director

Mark is the company’s most senior business development director, he is responsible for European based retail sales as well as being a mission critical key player in the company’s European and North American expansion plans.

Marvin Lee

Name: Marvin Lee
Nationality: Hong Kong
Position: Director of Communications and Media Relations

Marvin is responsible for all of Plantations International communications and media relations. Marvin’s duties also extend to all of the company’s Asia subsidiaries, both branded and unbranded.

Kevin Salotti

Name: Kevin Salotti
Nationality: British
Position: Sales Director Thailand

Kevin is the company’s sales director for all Thailand based products and services. Kevin and his team are also responsible for all  incoming orders from International clients.

Reshat Sicim

Name: Reshat Sicim
Nationality: British
Position: Sales Director Malaysia

Reshat is the company’s sales director for all our Organic Musang King Durian products and services in Malaysia. Reshat and his team are also responsible for all incoming orders from International clients.

Sean McCarney

Name: Sean McCarney
Nationality: British
Position: Business Development Executive – Thailand

Sean is responsible for developing the local Thai market for all our domestic products and services. He and his multi-lingual team have developed long-standing relationships with both importers and exporters.

Suvarnrusmee Meepiam

Name: Suvarnrusmee Meepiam (Fern)
Nationality: Thailand
Position: Human Resources and Administration

Detail-oriented and highly organized, Fern manages Plantations International’s Human Resources and administration departments. Well-versed in providing seamless support to executives and independently performing administrative and event planning responsibilities with effortless efficiency.

Carlos Garcia

Name: Carlos Garcia
Nationality: Spanish
Position: Business Development Director – Spain and North Africa

Carlos has more than 20 years of experience across business consultancy, private wealth management and financial advisory. He has operated several successful consultancy teams across the Spain and North Africa. His strong regional network provides the company with regional accessibility and insight.

Andrew Hendery

Name: Andrew Hendery
Nationality: British
Position: Business Development Manager – Western Europe

Andrew is our lead Business Development Manager based in Europe. Andrew has a diverse portfolio and deals with all incoming enquiries from Western Europe about our Asian based products and services.

Alex Meyer

Name: Alex Meyer
Nationality: German
Position: German Account Executive

Alex heads up our German speaking teams, he is responsible for promoting our products and services in Germany and Austria.

Wieke Diana

Name: Wieke Diana
Nationality: Indonesian
Position: Musang King Durian Sales

Wieke has more than 17 years of experience  as an operational and marketing manager. She is responsible for the wholesale and retail sales of our Musang King Durian fruits in Indonesia.

Carl Jansen

Name: Carl Jansen
Nationality: South African
Position: Director of Information Technologies

Carl heads up our global Information Technologies department, Carl is responsible from everything from cyber security to making sure that all the Plantations International offices around the world are seamlessly interconnected regardless of their geographic location and time zone.

Giovanni Haklis

Name: Giovanni Haklis
Nationality: Greek/Italian
Position: Business Development Director – Greece and Italy

Giovanni has an extensive back ground in private wealth management, and is responsible for investor relations in Greece and Italy.

Marko Kowalska

Name: Marko Kowalska
Nationality: Polish
Position: Business Development Manager – Eastern Europe

Marko is the lead business development manager for all of Plantations Internationals products and services in Eastern Europe. 

Ignatia Larasati

Name: Ignatia Larasati
Nationality: Indonesian
Position: President of PT Durian Harvests Indonesia

Ignatia is the President of our Indonesian subsidiary, PT Durian Harvests Indonesia. She is responsible for developing the Indonesian market for our organic and non organic Musang King Durian raw fruit and fruit derived products.

Simon Breen

Name: Simon Breen
Nationality: British
Position: Business Development Manager

Simon is our lead Business Development Manager based in Thailand. simon has a diverse portfolio and deals with all incoming enquiries about our Thailand based products and services.

Stephen Tunstall

Name: Stephen Tunstall
Nationality: British
Position: Business Development Manager

Stephen is  Asia Business Development Manager based in Bangkok Thailand. Stephen is responsible for promoting or Thailand-based products and services to Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and Brunei.

Independent Advisors, Agents and Consultants (Not Directly Employed By Plantations International)

François Charles-Edouard

Name: François Charles-Edouard
Nationality: Swiss
Position: Managing Director Sustainable Forestry Services SARL

François is the managing director of Sustainable Forestry Services SARL based in Nyon, Switzerland. François is Plantations International’s master agent for Switzerland and France for all our products and services in the region.