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Advisory Committee of PIA 2024

PIA 2024 Advisory Committee

Process Innovation Asia-Pacific – Powered by ACHEMA (PIA 2024) proudly presents an esteemed Advisory Committee featuring top process technology experts and practitioners from diverse industries. 


Dr Koh Boon Tong
Executive Director, Bioprocessing Technology Institute Executive Director
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Nucleic Acid Therapeutics Initiative (NATi)

Dr Koh joined A*STAR as Executive Director of BTI on 3 May 2021, bringing over 30 years of experience in specialty chemicals and API operations in China and India. With deep expertise in managing translational research teams and pharmaceutical operations, he has held prominent roles at GSK and Lonza. Dr Koh holds a PhD from the National University of Singapore and is an Adjunct Professor at Singapore Institute of Technology. As of October 2023, he is also Executive Director of the Nucleic Acid Therapeutics Initiative, focusing on advancing Singapore's R&D in nucleic acid therapeutics and manufacturing.

Dr Ng Wai Kiong
Acting Executive Director
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Dr Ng is the Acting Executive Director at A*STAR's Institute of Sustainability for Chemicals, Energy and Environment (ISCE2) and leads its Strategy & Development Division. He earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Diplôme d'Ingénieur (Chemical Engineering) from the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany. He began his career at the Economic Development Board and later joined A*STAR's Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, now ISCE2. Dr Ng has also led the Industrial Programme Development group and managed the Applied Process Technology group of Sulzer Chemtech.

Dr Peter Nagler
Regional Director Business & Technology Development (Europe), Advisor Institute
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Sustainability for Chemicals, Energy and Environment (ISCE2)

Since January 2024, Dr Nagler has been ASTAR’s Regional Director for Business & Technology Development in Europe. Previously, he served as A*STAR's Chief Innovation Officer from November 2019 and as Advisor to the Institute of Sustainability for Chemicals, Energy and Environment from January 2022. Dr Nagler was the Executive Director of the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences from 2018 to 2021. With over 30 years of leadership experience in the chemical industry, he held roles such as Chief Innovation Officer at Evonik Industries and Regional President South America. Dr Nagler holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Goethe University.

Wayne Yap
Executive Director
Association of Process Industry (ASPRI)

Mr Yap is the Executive Director of the Association of Process Industry (ASPRI), a trade association of over 650 engineering service providers in Singapore's Process sector. He advocates for member interests and oversees extensive training programs through the Institute of Process Industry. Mr Yap has led key industry partnerships and digitalisation initiatives to boost productivity and innovation. His previous roles include consultancy at PwC and project management at VESTAS Wind Systems. Mr Yap holds a Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.hemtech.

Dr Ronny Sondjaja
Vice President & Head Research, Development & Innovation – Region Asia Pacific
Evonik SEA Pte Ltd

Dr Sondjaja is the Vice President & Head of Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) for Evonik in the Asia Pacific region. He is responsible for strengthening Evonik's R&D presence in Singapore, Shanghai, and Mumbai. Since April 2018, he has also served as the Site Director for Singapore’s Evonik Asia Research Hub, leading multidisciplinary teams to drive the growth of high-impact global projects.lzer Chemtech.

Terence Koh Lee Wang
Executive Director
Singapore Chemical Industry Council Limited (SCIC)

Mr Koh has been instrumental in enhancing industry capabilities in health, safety, and environmental practices for 19 years. He leads advocacy on issues such as manpower, occupational safety, process safety, energy, and trade. He initiated the national task force for the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) on chemical classification and labelling and has guided SCIC in addressing GHS and EU REACH regulations. Mr Koh serves on various committees, including Enterprise Singapore's Chemical Standards Committee and the Workplace Safety and Health Council. He also represents Singapore in regional and international forums like APEC and UNEP. He holds a Diploma in Business and Communications from Singapore Polytechnic and a Bachelor's in Communications from Edith Cowan University.

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