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What is Ambition 2030?

Ambition 2030 is aimed to enable and inspire positive impact on the environment and society while creating value for the Company and consumers. Ambition 2030 is predicated on four pillars: Brands, Supply Chain, Society, and Employees. Each pillar has specific focus areas which seek to address two of the world's most pressing environmental challenges: finite resources and growing consumption. P&G established the P&G Smallholders Program in 2014 where they are committed to improve livelihoods of 10,000 Malaysian palm smallholders in our supply chain by helping them to maximize yield from their existing lands.

Join us on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m (Registration starts at 2:00 p.m.) at AMCHAM's New Executive Office to listen to Girish Deshpande, Global Surfactants Business Planner & Palm Sustainability Leader of Procter & Gamble UK alongside Dr. Asad Ata, Associate Professor at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI). They will be sharing with members and guests on:

  • How a global commitment by a multinational company is translated into true partnership and meaningful collaboration with industry experts to enable a successful supply chain engagement
  • Enabling active participation of supply chain actors in project development and deliverables to ensure long term commitment and success of the P&G Smallholders Program

There is no charge to attend this program, we would like to encourage staff of member companies to register for this program and be inspired. Please kindly register early so you are not disappointed.


Date: Thursday, 7 March 2019


14:00 Registration

14:30 Program Starts

15:30 Program Ends (Light refreshments will be served)

Venue: AMCHAM New Executive Office - Level 10 Faber Imperial Court, Jalan Sultan Ismail (same building as Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur)


2 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Engaging Supply Chain - P&G Ambition 2030
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Q&A Session


  • Girish Deshpande (Global Surfactants Business Planner & Palm Sustainability Leader at Procter & Gamble (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

    Girish Deshpande

    Global Surfactants Business Planner & Palm Sustainability Leader at Procter & Gamble (M) Sdn. Bhd.

    A P&G 30 year veteran, with supply chain and manufacturing experience. Worked across multiple business units and geographies and now based in the UK. Current focus is on surfactant capacity and capability building, and palm sustainability. Enjoys rugby, cricket and keeping fit.

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  • Dr. Asad Ata (Associate Professor at Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation)

    Dr. Asad Ata

    Associate Professor at Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation

    Dr. Asad Ata is an Associate Professor at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI). He is also a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, USA.

    Dr. Ata has worked extensively with food and agricultural supply chains with Multi-National Corporations, NGOs, government organizations and agencies such as United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and SWIFT. His areas of research include Supply Chain Network Design, Logistics & Optimization. He is the Director of Center for Sustainable Value Networks (CSVN) at MISI where he works with SMEs and small farmers designing supply chains that socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and economically viable.

    Prior to joining academia he worked for twelve years on Supply Chain IT, Telecom and e-Commerce projects with various companies. He teaches topics in the area of Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Information Systems, Analytics and Optimization. Dr. Ata received his Ph.D. in 2011 from Southern Methodist University Dallas TX, USA in Operations Research, Master in Computer Science from Arizona State University Tempe AZ, USA and Bachelor of Architecture (Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

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Member / Member Company Ticket
Member Price Free
Non - Member Ticket
Standard Price Free


AMERICAN MALAYSIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Level 10, Bangunan Faber Imperial Court, Jalan Sultan Ismail

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you have any questions please contact Kevin Roch

Contact Organizer

+60 123025248

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