Portraits of Careers

The Company continues to uphold equality and fair treatment by giving fair opportunities to all employees in developing their career ladder without prejudice to gender, background, religions, or beliefs.

Each individual’s performance is evaluated by using a set of measurement tools that guarantees a transparent practice. The evaluation is conducted on merit-and performance-based to the employees. Fair treatment and equality to all employees are also assured to take place to boost motivation, create conducive situation and good mentality to enhance our strength as one of the prominent agribusiness industries in Indonesia.

Ferry Poernama Senior Vice President - Head of Feed Technology and Nutrition

Ferry Poernama

As Head of Feed Technology & Nutrition for Japfa Comfeed; Dr. Ferry Poernama is one of Indonesia’s foremost research scientists in poultry nutrition. He graduated Cum Laude from Gadjah Mada University and furthered his studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA where he earned a Master degree in Poultry Science followed by PhD in Poultry and Nutritional Sciences.

Dr. Ferry developed a passion for original research during his academic years. In 1990, his research publication titled “Spontaneous High Density Lipoprotein Deficiency Syndrome Associated with a Z-linked Mutation in Chicken” marked him out as the first in the world to discover an animal model for characterizing the syndrome in poultry.

Since joining Japfa Comfeed in 1995; Dr. Ferry has been relentless in pushing the boundaries of applied nutritional research to constantly improve the quality and efficiency of the company’s feed products. In 2012, he established Japfa’s experimental poultry farm which is the largest research facility of its kind in South East Asia. Directing a team of 40 staff; Dr. Ferry conducts over 50 nutritional trials a year in collaboration with leading universities, pharmaceutical and poultry companies around the world.

Dr. Ferry is also actively involved in grooming local academic talent as part of Japfa’s companywide efforts in community development. He runs a regular mentoring program for a dozen local Master and PhD students who participate in Japfa’s research projects to complete their academic curriculum and gain practical skills in poultry nutrition.

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