Chris is a Malaysian working in oil palm since 1984 on yield intensification via best practices, better agronomy & breeding. With Pamol Plantations (Unilever Group), he helped develop Pamol DxP seed which was shown to have the best oil content among Malaysian DxP.
In 1996, he joined IJM Plantations to build a new R&D centre & developed IJM DxP seed used exclusively in their Malaysian plantations today. In 2004, he joined leading plantation group IOI as Research Controller.
End 2005, he decided to become a consultant and was engaged by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). From 2006, he managed IPNI’s oil palm BMP project in Indonesia, which showed FFB yields could rise 5-26% in large plantations with better BMP implementation.
In 2016, he started to work with Malaysian smallholders in IPNI’s yield intensification project funded by Procter & Gamble (P&G). He is currently Oil Palm Advisor for P&G’s Centre for Sustainable Small Owners in Malaysia. And since 2019, he has also been Oil Palm Advisor for University of Nebraska Lincoln’s smallholders’ yield gap project in Indonesia.
He maintains links to oil palm breeding as consultant to seed producers like IJM Plantations (until today) & IOI (2017-2020).