KOTTAYAM: Rubber Board chairperson Sheela Thomas has been appointed the secretary general of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). She will assume charge at the headquarters of the Association in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during the first week of September.
ANRPC is an intergovernmental organisation established in 1970 and has at present 11 member countries such as 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.