- Function: General Manager for Group Sustainability
- Company: Wilmar International Ltd
Perpetua “Pep” George has a career spanning work in forest conservation, sustainable production consulting, the FMCG industry, and oil palm plantations. Previously working for Unilever, Proforest, and WWF – she is currently the General Manager for Group Sustainability in Wilmar International. Her current responsibilities cover the implementation of sustainable practices in Wilmar’s plantation operations and spearheading the sustainable transformation of their supply chain. She is an active participant in wider engagement with stakeholders within the partnerships and initiatives that Wilmar belongs to such as the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, the Tropical Forest Alliance, and the Sabah Jurisdictional Approach Steering Committee. Pep holds an MSc in botany and anthropology, and her research expertise is in the natural resource use of local communities – focusing on how land and different forest types are valued amongst the indigenous communities of her native Sabah in Malaysian Borneo.