Palm Oil Analytics (POA) is an independent online publisher of palm oil market news, price, data and analytics.
POA is run by a team of experts with several years of experience in palm oil trading and research. It is based in Singapore and offers reporting and insight on palm oil and its derivatives products to the global market.
We publish two market reports every day, covering key reference prices, briefing style news and analytical pieces and host comprehensive dataset under Palm Price Tracker and Palm Data Tracker.
The vision of Palm Oil Analytics (POA) is to become an essential provider of palm oil news, price, data and analytics in the global commodity markets
Our aim is to offer independent cash market prices, news and short, snip analysis with clarity against a highly volatile and imperfect market.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Sathia Varqa – Singapore
Owner and Co-Founder
Writing daily market commentary and analysis, undertaking conference presentations and managing the Palm Oil Analytics business.
Sathia previously worked for Steel Business Briefing as a research manager based in London and later with S&P Platts in Singapore managing sales team.
He holds a BA, MSc (Distinction) and a PhD in Political Economy from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, U.K
Gus Lim –Singapore
Assessing daily cash market prices, updating and maintaining price database.
Gus was formerly with J.H Faure Brokerage working as a broker. He then moved to work with Emirates Refining serving as palm and laurics oil buyer, followed by a stint with Domba Mas as a general manager in Medan, Indonesia and most recently with Ibris as palm and sugar buyer located in Singapore with travel stint to Indonesia (Medan and Semarang). He has over 40 years of experience in palm trading/broking and price assessment.
Gus was an avid runner in younger days, clocking in 10-15km run a day, These days he takes it easy trundling up and down 3 storeys to his apartment.
Sam Yen – Malaysia
Writing daily Price Watch column. Analysing and deriving weekly price forecast on CPO benchmark month. Contributing articles on sustainability.
Sam previously worked for FG Energy (Analyst) based in Singapore. He is also attached to RSPO, based in Kuala Lumpur serving as Data Manager.
Sam hold a BSc Economics, SOAS from the University of London, U.K
Sam is an avid traveller, writer and foodie!
Eugene Ng – Malaysia
Following up on inbound leads, setting up prospects on trial, maintaining sales pipeline, invoicing new business & some renewals.
Aliona Zhovtun – Singapore
Renewal invoicing, chasing payments, maintaining renewals database, generating sales forecast and checking inbound payments.
Aliona is a prolific violinist and regularly practises when she is not staring at Excel spreadsheets or bogged down by her 2 children.
Keeshana – Malaysia
Organise and format datasets in Excel, updating prices and editing the POA Mid-Day newsletter.
Keeshana holds a Diploma in Accounting from University Malaya. Currently pursuing BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance in Tunku Abdul Rahman College University, Malaysia
Kavitha Subramany – Malaysia
Price Data Manager
Updating monthly and daily palm and laurics prices.
Kavitha previously worked as an Early Years Educator in a private international school Malaysia and currently manages her own business in agriculture.
Kavitha holds a Diploma in Early Years from Segi University College and Certificate in Excel Spreadsheet.