Mr.Salahudin Yaacob

Ms.Korwadee Phonkliang
Mr.Salahudin Yaacob
Director-Strategic Stakeholder Relations of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
Committed to making a difference and doing the right thing, Salahudin has chosen a path that allows him to do just that, within an area that he has the expertise for.

Salahudin Yaacob joined the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2011 as its Technical Director. Due to its rapid expansion, the RSPO Technical Department was split in 2017, where Salahudin was then tasked to manage Assurance Department as its Director. With Assurance Department on solid ground, beginning 2020, Salahudin then was redesignated to Director – Strategic Stakeholder Relations, with primary tasks are to strengthened engagement and cooperation with authorities, NGOs and the industry members particularly in Malaysia and the neighbouring countries.

Prior to joining RSPO, Salahudin worked for SGS the world largest certification body. His role was to manage the country affiliate’s Natural Resource Certification section operating the forestry and oil palm certification programme. He is a qualified Lead Auditor for forest management and chain of custody certification under the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), PEFC and MTCC certification schemes. He is also involved in RSPO and ISCC (International Standard for Carbon Certification) certification since the start of those certification schemes. He has verified and audited various forestry and oil palm companies and its processing facilities in SEA countries, China, India, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Salahudin holds a Masters of Philosophy in Environmental and Natural Resources Management from University Malaya. Trained as botanist, he has worked towards the promotion of responsible management of the environment and natural resources across the region involving private business establishment, government agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO).