Special Interest Groups

The Executive Committee shall have the authority to establish Special Committees and Special Interest Groups, which shall report to the Executive Committee. Each Standing Committee and Special Interest Group shall meet at the call of its chairperson.

Each Standing Committee and Special Interest Group shall, within their respective terms of reference from time to time approved by the Executive Committee:

  • conduct programs of interest for the Members;

  • consider and report on relevant subject-matter to the Executive Committee; and

  • make recommendations to the Executive Committee on positions to be taken by the Company on issues of concern to the Company or the Members, for the Executive Committee’s approval.


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Special Interest Group Field Crops

No. Name Position in the group Company Member since Country / Territory Representative
1 Dr Frisco Malabanan Chair S.L. Agritech Corporation 2020 Philippines
2 Dr Chua Kim Aik Co-Chair Green World Genetics Sdn. Bhd. 2020 Malaysia
3 Ms Xiaobo Zhu Member Wuhan Qingfa-Hesheng Seed Co.,Ltd 2020 China
4 Mr Marc Cool Member Corteva Agriscience 2020 USA
5 Dr Venkatram Vasantavadav Member Seed Works International Private Ltd 2020 India
6 Mr Bhupen Dubey Member Advanta Seed (United Phosphorus Limited Group) 2020 India
7 Mr Dipankar Baishya Member Limagrain Field seeds Asia Pacific 2020 Thailand
8 Ms Zhang Jing Member Anhui Fengda Seed Co. ,Ltd. 2020 China
9 Dr Sadawud Koonmanee Member

Charoen Pokphand Seeds Co., Ltd.

2020 Thailand

Special Interest Group Vegetables & Ornamentals

No. Name Position in the group Company Member since Country / Territory Representative
1 Mr Michel Devarrewaere Chair
(since 2017)
East-West Seed International Limited 2017 Thailand
2 Dr Sumitra Kantrong Co-Chair
(Since Aug. 2021)
Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2018 Thailand
3 Mr Jack Metzelaar Member Limagrain (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 2017 Netherland
4 Mr Rahul Pagar Member HM.Clause India Private Limited 2018 India
5 Mr Takahiro Ando Member Takii & Company, Ltd. 2020 Japan
6 Dr Seetharam Annadana Member Syngenta India Limited 2018 India
7 Mr Sanjay Bisht Member Enza Zaden India Pvt. Ltd. 2020 India
8 Mr Candra Setiawan Lily Member PT. Tani Murni Indonesia 2021 Indonesia
9 Dr John R. Sheedy Member Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2019 Thailand

SIG Vegetables & Ornamentals R&D Advisory Group

No. Name Position in the group Company Member since Country / Territory Representative
1 Dr Seetharam Annadana Chair
(since Sep. 2021)
Syngenta India Limited 2018 India
2 Dr John Sheedy Co-Chair
(since Sep. 2021)
Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2019 Thailand
3 Dr G. Radhakrishnan Member Nunhems India Pvt. Ltd. 2020 India
4 Dr. Divya Ashish Member Monsanto Holdings Pvt Ltd 2021 India
5 Dr. Sang Jik Member Nong Woo Bio 2021 Korea
6 Mr. Hideo Horikoshi Member Kaneko Seeds Co., Ltd. 2021 Japan
7 Mr. Marcel Sturre Member HM. Clause (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 2021 Thailand
8 Mr. Shreeshail Hadapad Member Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India) Pvt. Ltd. 2021 India
9 Dr. Conrado Balatero   Member East-West Seed Company, Incorporated 2021 Phillippines

SIG Vegetables & Ornamentals Working Group of Integrated Vegetable Seed Companies (WIC)

No. Name Position in the group Company Member since Country / Territory Representative
1 Mr. Rahul Pagar Ashok Chair
(since Nov. 2020)
Hm. Clause India Private Limited 2017 India
2 Mr. Sanjay Bisht Co-Chair
(since Nov. 2020)
Enza Zaden India Pvt. Ltd. 2017 India
3 Dr. Sumitra Kantrong Member Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2017 Thailand
4 Dr. Manoj Mehta Member Mahyco Private Limited. 2017 India
5 Mr. Akio Matsumoto Member Kaneko Seeds Co., Ltd. 2017 Japan
6 Mr. Anthony Tse Member Clover Seed Co., Ltd. 2017 Hong Kong, China
7 Mr. Arthur Santosh Attavar Member Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India) Pvt. Ltd. 2017 India
8 Mr. Harendra Singh Member Rijk Zwaan India Seeds Private Limited 2017 India
9 Mr. Isao Iuchi Member Sakata Seed Corporation 2017 Japan
10 Mr. Michael Leader Member Bayer (South East Asia) Pte Ltd. 2019 Singapore
11 Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh Member Syngenta India Limited 2017 India
12 Mr. Senthilnathan Sengottuvelu Member Acsen Hyveg Private Limited 2017 India
13 Mr. Sushil Kumar Kaushik Member Nunhems India Pvt. Ltd. 2017 India
14 Mr. Takahiro Ando Member Takii & Company, Ltd. 2017 Japan
15 Mr. Tarunvir Singh Member Namdhari Seeds Pvt. Ltd. 2017 India
16 Mr. Yoo-Sung Jeong Member Nong Woo Bio 2017 Korea
17 Mr. Zhang Wei Member Jewelry Seeds Co., Ltd. 2017 China
18 Mr. Zhiping Wang Member Celestial Seeds Co., Ltd. 2017 China
19 Ms. Linda Chang Member Known-You Seed Co., Ltd. 2017 Chinese Taipei
20 Ms. Mary Ann Sayoc Member East-West Seed Company, Incorporated 2017 Philippines
21 Mr. Abdul Awal Mintoo Observer Lal Teer Seed Limited 2021 Bangladesh
22 Ms. Chenchen Sun Observer Shandong Degao Seed Co., Ltd 2021 China
23 Mr. Anh Tuan, Tran Observer Vino Corporation JSC. 2021 Vietnam
24 Mr. Shoukat Ali Observer Yuksel Seeds Asia Private Limited 2021 Pakistan

SIG Vegetables & Ornamentals Disease Resistance Terminology Working Group (DRT)

No. Name Position in the group Company Member since Country / Territory Representative
1 Mr. Manjunatha B. Chair
(since Oct. 2020)
Acsen Hyveg Private Limited 2020 India
2 Dr. Vilasinee Jindalouang Member Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2020 Thailand
3 Dr. Dattatray Shirale Member Mahyco Private Limited. 2020 India
4 Ms. Cherry Relevante-Belagantol Member East-West Seed Company, Incorporated 2020 Philippines.
5 Ms. Linda Chang Member Known-You Seed Co., Ltd. 2020 Chinese Taipei
6 Dr. Sridhara Gupta Kunjeti Member Bayer (South East Asia) Pte Ltd. 2020 Singapore
7 Mr. Derek Ng Member Clover Seed Co., Ltd. 2020 Hong Kong, China
8 Dr. Phyllis Himmel Advisor Collaboration for Plant Pathogen Strain Identification (CPPSI) 2020 USA
9 Dr Sumitra Kantrong Advisor Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2020 Thailand