2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia

Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems
12-13 November 2014 • Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

Dr. Andrew Powell

powellChief Executive Officer
Asia BioBusiness Pte. Ltd
adpowell@asiabiobusiness.com; adpowell@mac.com


Andrew Powell graduated from the University of Edinburgh with honors in Biology and obtained his PhD from the University of Calgary, Canada. He has held research and academic positions at the University of Guelph, Canada; the National Institute for Health Sciences in Tokyo and Tsukuba, Japan; and the National University of Singapore. He has worked as a consultant since 1995 assisting a wide range of clients from both the public and private sectors in their activities in biotechnology across East Asia, ANZ, and South America. He founded Asia BioBusiness with Professor Paul Teng in 2005. Dr. Powell also is an expert in risk communication and has provided training and advice to both public and private sector clients all around the Pacific Rim. He is on the Advisory Committee of The Scientific American/BioIndustry Organization Worldview Publication and the advisory board for Syngenta’s Rice Bowl Index.


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About the Organizer


SEARCA is one of the 21 regional centers of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Founded on 27 November 1966, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education, short-term training, research and development, and knowledge management.

Contact Us

For further information and inquiries, please contact:

Acting Program Head
Research and Development
Department, SEARCA
Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines

Tel: +63 49 536-2287 loc 131