Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries

7th Floor, Bangunan Getah Asli (Menara)
148, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
T: +603-2161 1900     F: +603-2161 3014     E:
7th Floor, Bangunan Getah Asli (Menara)
148, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
T: +603-2161 1900 F: +603-2161 3014 E:

Message from Secretary General

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am happy to speak to the esteemed stakeholders of the whole spectrum of the world rubber industry immediately after assuming the office of the Secretary-General of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries, by taking over the charge from Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Bich on December 1, 2019.

Natural rubber sector has been my sole domain of activities and passionate area for more than three decades. While taking up the new assignment for the next three years, my greatest strength is my three decades of active involvement in the rubber development activities in Sri Lanka, especially in the country’s smallholder-dominated production sector. By having long years of close association with the smallholders and other stakeholders of the Sri Lankan rubber industry, I am well aware of the short, medium and long-term issues concerning the natural rubber sector as well as the opportunities available. In the context of the prevailing crisis in the rubber production sector and the challenges facing the long-term sustainability of the sector, ANRPC has the responsibility to rise and deliver according to the expectations of the stakeholders of the industry. As an international forum for policy analysis, information-sharing, and multilateral cooperation, ANRPC is committed to strengthen its role and become more effective to the natural rubber production sector in mitigating the adverse effects of the prevailing low rubber prices and managing the various issues affecting the long-term sustainability.

Apart from the member governments, the private sector can also play a major role in strengthening the ANRPC and adding its significance by actively participating in appropriate forums of the organization. 

I am looking forward to having the continued support and cooperation of all the stakeholders.

Thank you.

R. B. Premadasa
Secretary-General, ANRPC

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