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Leadership

APRIL Group’s management consists of deeply experienced and diverse individuals with background in every aspect of the company’s operations including forestry, pulp and paper, finance, social science, governance, legal, international trade, logistics, regulatory and human resources.

Bey Soo Khiang
Chairman, APRIL Group

Bey Soo Kiang, Chairman, APRIL
 

Praveen Singhavi
President, APRIL Group

Praveen Singhavi, President, APRIL
 

Ibrahim Hasan
Member of Management Committee

Kusnan Rahmin, President Director, RAPP
 

Bey Soo Khiang was appointed Vice Chairman of the RGE Group of companies in March 2011.

A former aviation executive and distinguished defence leader, Mr Bey oversees critical matters on business sustainability across the four key business groups within RGE Group. He is also Chairman of APRIL Group and actively guides APRIL Group’s operations in Indonesia on matters relating to fibre plantations.

Mr Bey previously spent 11 years in Singapore Airlines (SIA), holding various senior positions including Chairman of SIA Cargo Pte Ltd, Chairman of Silkair Pte Ltd, Chairman of Singapore Flying College, as well as at Virgin Atlantic Limited. A former Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) overseas scholar, Mr Bey was Singapore’s Chief of Defence Force from 1995-2000.

Mr Bey holds a Master in Arts (Engineering) from University of Cambridge and a Master in Public Administration from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Praveen Singhavi is the President and board member at APRIL Group, part of Singapore-based RGE Group. Mr Singhavi is responsible for all of APRIL Group’s business activities, including leadership of a team of 5,400 employees. His role includes oversight of operations that include 480,000 hectares of sustainable forest plantation, managed by APRIL Group on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Under Mr Singhavi, APRIL Group introduced its Sustainable Forest Management Policy in 2014, setting an industry standard for environmental responsibility in the timber products sector.

Mr Singhavi is a senior business leader with 18 years of management experience which include serving as APRIL Group’s Chief Financial Officer before becoming its President. Prior to joining RGE, he held senior roles in country management, regional financial management and financial and business control functions for leading global companies in the commodities and manufacturing sectors. These included Singapore-based Olam International and Reliance Industries of Mumbai.

Mr Singhavi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer, India. He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Chartered Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Dr Ibrahim Hasan joined PT. Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP), a subsidiary of APRIL, in 2002 and brings with him decades of management experience in the natural resources sector. Aside from his position as President Commissioner of PT. RAPP, he is also Board Member of the Tanoto Foundation.

Dr Hasan holds three qualifications from the University of California, Berkeley: Ph.D in Economics, MA in Economics and an M.Sc in Electrical Engineering. He obtained his B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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