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Sheela Thomas appointed as Secretary General of ANRPC
Kottayam, 12 August 2014
Rubber Board Chairman Ms. Sheela Thomas has been appointed as the Secretary General of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC).
ANRPC is an intergovernmental organization established in 1970 and has at present 11 member countries viz., Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The member countries of the Association account for around 92 per cent of natural rubber production in the world. The Association has been an effective forum for facilitating exchange of information, consolidation of statistics, networking and coordinated initiatives on issues confronting the NR sector.
After joining the Indian Administrative Service in 1985 and serving Government of Kerala in several senior posts, Ms. Sheela Thomas has currently been the Chairman of the Indian Rubber Board since 2011.
Ms. Sheela Thomas will be taking charge as Secretary General at the Head Quarters of the Association in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the first week of September 2014.