Kuala Lumpur – The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) has appointed RB Premadasa, director-general of the rubber development department of Sri Lanka, as the secretary general of the organisation.
Premadasa will succeed Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Bich of Vietnam who is completing his term at the end of the month, ANRCP announced 18 Nov.
The organisation appoints its secretary general based on a rotation programme among its member governments.
Established in 1970 in Kuala Lumpur, the intergovernmental organisation, currently has 13 member nations which produce 90% of the global production and 65% of the global consumption of natural rubber.
According to ANRPC, Premadasa has three decades of “leadership and managerial experience” in rubber development policies, formulation of smallholder-oriented masterplans for the rubber sector, and their implementation.
Prior to becoming the head of Sri Lanka’s rubber development department in 2009, Premadasa held high-ranking positions such as director, deputy director and regional director at the same organisation.
Premadasa holds an MBA and a BA in economics.
He will assume the new position on 1 Dec for a period of three years.