TFNet is composed of the General Assembly (GA), the Board of Trustees (Board) and the Secretariat. The Regional Networks will be established once membership has increased. The GA meets once in three (3) years to discuss reports and consider future activities, programmes, budget, and constitutional amendments.

 

The Board of Trustees consists of fourteen (14) members, with representatives from country members, a representative from the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, and two experts from among the members to represent the various disciplines in the tropical fruit industry. The Board meets at least once a year. The Board is responsible for submitting to the GA the reports of activities, financial report, programme and budget, appointing the staffs, consideration and implementation of the decision of the GA, advice and guide the secretariat on the operation and management, seeking for funding and enhancing cooperation and linkages.

 

The Secretariat is headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is assisted by the officers and appointed staff. The CEO is appointed by the Board of Trustees. The CEO and the Secretariat are responsible for day to day administration including arrangement for convening of GA, the Board, organizing and coordinate activities, and financial management.

 

 

Board of Trustees

 

Chairperson
H.E. H.E. Dato’ Haslina binti Abdul Hamid
Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Malaysia

 

 

Vice Chairpersons
Dr. Yi Ganjun
Vice President, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDAAS)
People’s Republic of China
Mr. Sanjay Agarwal
Secretary (Office of Secretary), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare,
Republic of India

 

 

Country Representative
Mr. Ritesh Dass
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
Republic of Fiji
Mr. Muawya Jaber Abdul Rahman
Director, Economic Section, Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform
Syrian Arab Republic
Dr. Abayomi A. Olaniyan
Executive Director, National Horticultural Research Institute
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Mr. Ashraf Uddin Ahmed
Director General, Seed Wing, Ministry of Agriculture
People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Dr. Prihasto Setyanto
Director General, Directorate General Horticulture, Ministry of Agriculture
Republic of Indonesia
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung
Director General, Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI)
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Mr. George Culaste
OIC Director, Bureau of Plant Industry
Republic of the Philippines
Dr. Badreldin Elshiekh Mohamed Elhassan
Undersecretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests,
Republic of the Sudan
Ms. Irene Kernot
Research Program Manager (Horticulture),
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Government of Australia
Mr. H.K.D.W.M. Neel Bandara Hapuhinne
Secretary, Ministry of Mahaweli, Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Dr. Bandar Al-Otaibi
Director General,
Saudi National Center for Research on Agriculture and Livestock
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Associate Member Representative
H.E. Dr. Manoj Nardeosingh
Secretary General
African Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO)
Prof. Dr. Sayed Azam-Ali
Chief Executive Officer
Crops for the Future Research Center

 

Expert Member Representative
Mr. Yacob Ahmad
Expert, Consultant
Malaysia
Dr. Mohamad Roff Mohd Noor
Director General, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
Malaysia

 

FAO Representative
Mr. Pascal Liu
Team Leader, International Investment and Tropical Fruits,
Trade and Markets Division,
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 

Secretary
Vacant
Chief Executive Officer, TFNet

 

 

Bureau Officers from Member Countries

 

Bureau Officers from Member Countries
Vacant
Malaysia
Dr. Zhong Guang Yang
Director, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences
People’s Republic of China
Vacant
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Mr. Manoa Iranacola
Senior Research Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture
Republic of Fiji
Mr. Muawya Jaber Abdul Rahman
Director of the Agricultural Marketing, Syrian Ministry of Agriculture
Syrian Arab Republic
Vacant
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Mr. Ahmad Widodo Heru
Deputy Director of Fruit Production and Postharvest, Directorate General of Horticulture
Republic of Indonesia
Mr. Md Azim Uddin
Chief Seed Technologist, Seed Wing, Ministry of Agriculture
People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Mr. Danilo T. Dannug
Senior Agriculturist, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry
Republic of the Philippines
Dr. Prakash Patil
Principal Scientist and Project Coordinator,
Tropical Fruits Unit, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR)
Republic of India
Mr. Awatif Abd. Alla Orsud
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
Republic of the Sudan
(To be nominated)
Mr. P.N.N. Jayanetthi
Deputy Director/Projects, Ministry of Agriculture
Government of Sri Lanka

 

 

 

Secretariat

 

HEAD OFFICE

 

Chief Executive Officer
vacant

Technical Officer
(Acting CEO)

Ms. Dorothy Chandrabalan
dorothy@itfnet.org
tfnetceo@itfnet.org

Information Officer
Mr. Christian Anthony Tolentino Cangao
christian@itfnet.org

Administrative Officer
Ms. Hariyatul Asni Abdul Rani
hariyatul@itfnet.org

Personal Assistant
Ms. Noor Ba’ah Abdol Said
noorsaid@itfnet.org

Advisor
Mr. Yacob Ahmad
yacob@itfnet.org