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Martua Sitorus

Born in Pematang Siantar in 1960, Martua Sitorus is the co-founder and CEO of Singapore-listed Wilmar International, the world’s biggest processor of palm oil and the eighth-biggest sugar producer. He served as its Chief Operating Officer until July 2013. Previously, he was the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Wilmar Group, where he oversaw the group’s operations in Indonesia and plantation operations. Martua holds a degree in economics from HKBP Nomensen University in Medan in Indonesia.

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