Wilmar co-founder Martua Sitorus resigns amid deforestation scandal

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SINGAPORE (July 4): Wilmar International’s co-founder, Martua Sitorus, has tendered his resignation a week following Greenpeace International's revelation of his links to Gama Plantation, a related palm oil business responsible for massive deforestation in Indonesia.

Gama is a palm oil business run by senior Wilmar executives and members of their family.

In addition, Sitorus’ brother-in-law, Hendri Saksti, who is the group’s country head for Indonesia has also resigned... (Click here to read the full story)