Govindan - Oil Palm Planter - Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

Narayanan Govindan

Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia


Oil Palm Planter

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


A dynamic and astute professional with over 4 decades of rich expertise in executing over- all operations in Plantation Industry with efficacy; An overarching capability in setting-up new plantation from zero state to complete commercial viability {Land Survey, Feasibility Studies, Land Acquisitions, Land Clearing, Establishment of Nurseries, Business Requirement Planning of Buildings, Equipment, Resources etc}

Work History

Member of societies

From March 2011

Basic infrastructure was set up followed by OP nursery and land clearing commenced from March 2011. 1400 ha was planted at end of 2011.
Activity on this property is on going and target to plant 5000 ha by the end of 2012.

Member of societies ISP member no.8028

Health condition I am in good health

Computer Knowledge Adequate knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint etc
Trained in usage of GPS

Present address No.10, Jalan SL 1/6, Bandar Sg.Long, Kajang 43000, Selangor.
Telephone Hse 03 90113070
Mobile 011 26179245
Email address


Foreign company

April 2008 - March 2012

To identify and develop an OP plantation in Indonesia. A suitable property (15,000 ha)was identified in West Kalimantan, in Menjalin and Karangan district in Jun 2010.
Land acquisition commenced in July 2010 and an area of 3500 ha was compensated to local community by Dec 2010.
Responsible for preparation of annual budget, monthly managemnent report and accounts to HO. Coordinating with local government authorities.

Development of 10,000 ha

Jungle to Oil Palm. I

was responsible for setting up a new plantation from zero. Job involved land survey, feasibility study land acquisition, landclearing, establishment of OP nurseries, planning of requirements, buildings, eqipments etc. Field works commenced in July 2004 and 10,000 ha was planted in 3 phases as follows:
Phase 1 - 2500 ha 2005
Phase 2 - 2500 ha 2006
Phase 3- 5000 ha 2007
Setting up of infrastructure, recruitment of staff and Oil mill site identified and commenced building in Oct 2007.


PT HutanSawit Lestari, Sampit, Kalimantan

December 2003 - April 2008

Area Manager

Kuantan, Pahang

January 2001 - November 2003

Visiting company properties located in Pahang & Kelantan.


Lion Plantation SdnBhd, LahadDatu

August 1992 - September 1997

Replanting Cocoa to Oil Palm on Cantawan&Gomantong Estates 2500 ha.
Lion Group estates in Sabah sold and transferred to Indonesia and as development manager in PT Kebun Aria located in West Kalimantan, Landak province. Upkeep of OP nurseries, Land clearing, planting and general upkeep and maintenance of immature oil palm.



November 1991 - July 1992

Providing inhouse training to Assistant/Jnr Managers in estates managed by the group.


Plantation Agencies SdnBhd

September 1984 - October 1991

Penang.Pinsah cocoa estate. Promoted to Manager
LahadDatu, Sabah
Cocoa nursery establishment, land clearing and planting 1200 ha.cocoa. Unkeep, maintenance
harvesting and drying cocoa. Responsible for preparation of annual budget, monthly
management report, Cash and accounts.

Snr.Asst Manager

Rural Development Authority

December 1982 - August 1984

Amalania Coco Estate, LahadDatu.

Upkeep and maintenance, harvesting and drying cooca on 3000 ha. Setting of Oil Palm Nursery for replanting Cocoa to Oil Palm in phases of 2000 ha/year.


Permodalan Plantations Sabah

December 1980 - December 1982

Managed by Sime Darby Plantations
Sg.Kretam Estate.
Preparation of Cocoa Nursery, land clearing and planting cocoa under coconuts and partly on thinned natural jungle shade.



June 1968 - November 1980

Rubber tapping experiment by Chemara research on Kemuning Estate. Field and RSS factory supervisior on Bukit Asahan Estate, Melaka.

Qualifications & Certifications


Bhavnagar Polytechnic India

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