Dr Nguyen Ngoc Bich, nominee of Vietnam is the new Secretary General of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). He succeeds the present incumbent Ms Sheela Thomas and will assume office on 1st December, 2017 at the ANRPC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr Bich has been in the rubber industry for the past 30 years as scientist specialised in Pollution Control and Waste Water Treatment in NR processing. As a Research Assistant with the Rubber Research Institute of Vietnam since 1988, he has held various positions such as Senior Researcher, Head of Rubber Processing & Pollution control Division, Director of Rubber Technology Centre and Deputy Director of Rubber Research Institute of Vietnam.

After graduation in mechanical Engineering , he did Masters in Waste Water Treatment from University Putra, Malaysia and Ph.D in water & Waste Water Treatment for Vietnam National University. Dr Bich has to his credit 4 patents and 20 published research papers.