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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Any APSA Member interested in seeing the latest Special Interest Group activities , please log-in to your account and visit the SC & SIG Folders within Members Documents.

Special Interest Group Field Crops

No. Name Position in the group Company Member since Country / Territory Representative
1 Dr Chua Kim Aik Chair (since 2023) Green World Genetics Sdn. Bhd. 2020 Malaysia
2 Dr MD Ali Afzal Co-chair (Since Nov 2022) Krishibid Seed Ltd. 2022 Bangladesh
3 Dr Frisco Malabanan Member S.L. Agritech Corporation 2020 Philippines
4 Ms Xiaobo Zhu Member Wuhan Qingfa-Hesheng Seed Co.,Ltd 2020 China
5 Dr Venkatram Vasantavada Member Seed Works International Private Ltd 2020 India
6 Mr Bhupen Dubey Member Advanta Seed (United Phosphorus Limited Group) 2020 India
7 Dr Sadawud Koonmanee Member

Charoen Pokphand Seeds Co., Ltd.

2020 Thailand
8 Mr Rogerio Andrade Member Limagrain Field seeds Asia Pacific 2022 Thailand
9 Mr Allan Nieves Member Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. 2023 Singapore
10 Mr Sooresh Soosai Member Corteva Agriscience 2023 USA
11 Dr Fan Xingming Member Yunnan Tian Rui Seed Industry Co., Ltd. 2023 China
12 Mr Ravi Kumar Member ACSEN Agriscience Pvt Ltd. 2024 India

Special Interest Group Vegetables & Ornamentals

No. Name Position in the group Company Member since Country / Territory Representative
1 Mr Rahul Pagar Ashok

Chair (since Nov 2022)

HM.Clause India Private Limited 2018 India
2 Ms Linda Chang Co-chair (Since Nov 2022) Known-You Seed Co., Ltd. 2022 Chinese Taipei
3 Dr Sumitra Kantrong Member Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2018 Thailand
4 Mr Jack Metzelaar Member Limagrain (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 2017 Netherland
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 Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh Member Syngenta India Limited 2024 India
10 Dr. Ha Thuy Nguyen Member Bayer (South East Asia) Pte Ltd. 2024 Singapore

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. Latha J. Reddy Member Monsanto Holdings Pvt Ltd 2023 India
3 Mr. Hideo Horikoshi Member Kaneko Seeds Co., Ltd. 2021 Japan
4 Mr. Marcel Sturre Member HM. Clause India Private Limited 2021 India
5 Mr. Shreeshail Hadapad Member Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India) Pvt. Ltd. 2021 India
6 Dr. Conrado Balatero   Member East-West Seed Company, Incorporated 2021 Phillippines
7 Dr. G .Chaluvaraju  Member Nunhems India Pvt. Ltd. 2023 India

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. Sanjay Kumar Singh Chair (since Apr. 2024) Syngenta India Limited 2017 India
2 Dr. Ha Thuy Nguyen Co-Chair (since Apr. 2024) Bayer (South East Asia) Pte Ltd. 2022 Singapore
3 Mr. Takahiro Ando Member Takii & Company, Ltd. 2017 Japan
4 Mr. Rahul Pagar Ashok Member HM. Clause India Private Limited 2017 India
5 Mr. Sanjay Bisht Member Enza Zaden India Pvt. Ltd. 2017 India
6 Dr. Sumitra Kantrong Member Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2017 Thailand
7 Dr. Manoj Mehta Member Mahyco Private Limited. 2017 India
8 Mr. Akio Matsumoto Member Kaneko Seeds Co., Ltd. 2017 Japan
9 Mr. Anthony Tse Member Clover Seed Co., Ltd. 2017 Hong Kong, China
10 Mr. Arthur Santosh Attavar Member Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India) Pvt. Ltd. 2017 India
11 Mr. Isao Iuchi Member Sakata Seed Corporation 2017 Japan
12 Mr. Ajay Dayal Member Acsen Hyveg Private Limited 2022 India
13 Mr. Rajendra Velagala Member Nunhems India Pvt. Ltd. 2017 India
14 Mr. Tarunvir Singh Member Namdhari Seeds Pvt. Ltd. 2017 India
15 Mr. Yoo-Sung Jeong Member Nong Woo Bio 2017 Korea
16 Mr. Zhang Wei Member Jewelry Seeds Co., Ltd. 2017 China
17 Mr. Zhiping Wang Member Celestial Seeds Co., Ltd. 2017 China
18 Ms. Linda Chang Member Known-You Seed Co., Ltd. 2017 Chinese Taipei
19 Ms. Mary Ann Sayoc Member East-West Seed Company, Incorporated 2017 Philippines
20 Mr. Abdul Awal Mintoo Member Lal Teer Seed Limited 2022 Bangladesh
21 Ms. Chenchen Sun Member Shandong Degao Seed Co., Ltd 2022 China
22 Mr. Anh Tuan, Tran Member Vino Corporation JSC. 2022 Vietnam

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

DRT Bitter Gourd Powdery Mildew Subgroup

No. Name Position in the group Company Member since Country / Territory Representative
1 Dr. Girish Patil Member ACSEN Agriscience Pvt Ltd. 2020 India
2 Ms. Hathaithip Srirak Member Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2020 Thailand
3 Ms. Cherry Relevante-Belagantol Member East-West Seed Company, Incorporated 2020 Philippines.
4 Ms. Linda Chang Member Known-You Seed Co., Ltd. 2020 Chinese Taipei
5 Dr. Sridhara Gupta Kunjeti Member Bayer (South East Asia) Pte Ltd. 2020 Singapore
6 Mr. Derek Ng Member Clover Seed Co., Ltd. 2020 Hong Kong, China
7 Dr. Kelley Clark Advisor Collaboration for Plant Pathogen Strain Identification (CPPSI) 2020 USA
8 Dr Sumitra Kantrong Advisor Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2020 Thailand

DRT Watermelon Fusarium Wilt Subgroup

No. Name Position in the group Company Member since Country / Territory Representative
1 Dr. Girish Patil Member ACSEN Agriscience Pvt Ltd. 2020 India
2 Ms. Hathaithip Srirak Member Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2020 Thailand
3 Mr. Derek Ng Member Clover Seed Co., Ltd. 2020 Hong Kong, China
4 Ms. Cherry Relevante-Belagantol Member East-West Seed Company, Incorporated 2020 Philippines
5 Mr Ryan Hu Member Known-You Seed Co., Ltd. 2022 Chinese Taipei
6 Ms. Pattamawan Maneesuwan Member HM. Cluase (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 2022 Thailand
7 Mr. Jong-young Park Member Nongwoo Bio  2022 Korea
8 Dr. Kelley Clark Advisor Collaboration for Plant Pathogen Strain Identification (CPPSI) 2020 USA
9 Dr Sumitra Kantrong Advisor Chia Tai Co., Ltd. 2020 Thailand