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Ashwin Selvaraj

Head of Smallholder Programme

Ashwin Selvaraj joined the RSPO Secretariat in Europe in March 2016. In his current role, Ashwin assists companies that would like to switch to sourcing sustainable palm and palm kernel oil. In addition, Ashwin supports the certification bodies accredited for supply chain certification and also supports the Standing Committee on Trade & Traceability. 

Ashwin is an engineer and holds an MBA in General Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands. Prior to joining RSPO, Ashwin has worked as a Business Analyst for an Investment Bank in India and the US for 5 years, followed by 4 years in the Traceability team at UTZ Certified. Ashwin also has experience with inclusive business, participatory and sustainable development