In 2017, during POPSIG's seminar commemorating 100 years of commercial palm oil cultivation, a forum asked, "Can Malaysia remain the global technology leader in the processing of palm oil?" Forum members were upbeat with a number of recommendations: Where do we stand five years on? Have we been able to take advantage of our technological lead? From quality and nutrition to biomass and renewable energy.
Qua Kiat Seng, Senior Lecturer, Monash University Malaysia
Ir Qua is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Monash University Malaysia and Fellow of Monash-Industry Palm Oil Education and Research (MIPO) Platform. His career has been in the palm oil industry for 48 years. His experience has been in refining, foods, oleochemicals and personal care. He worked for Unilever, ICI and KLK in Malaysia, Australia and in Europe. His last operational role was Executive Chairman of Standard Soap in the UK where he retired from full time work in 2006.
Subsequently he advised the IChemE in Malaysia and ASEAN Oleochemical Manufacturers Group (AOMG) until 2016 and 2019 respectively. He volunteers for IChemE and was a Malaysian board member from 2018-2020 as well as Learned Society Committee member 2019-2020. He founded POPSIG in 2015 and remains an active member. He is a council member of Malaysian Oil Scientists' and Technologists' Association (MOSTA). His interests are sustainability and climate change, nutrition, process safety, capability management and manufacturing.
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