TIMOTHY HROMATKA

DIRECTOR, FIN FISHER PTE LTD

Timothy Hromatka has worn many hats during his professional career but all exhibit a common theme of sustainable, renewable resource based businesses. These have spanned from OEM manufacturing of Forest Stewardship Council certified teak garden furniture in Indonesia, or hevea (sustainable rubberwood) furniture in Malaysia; both for the US market to exporting of FSC and Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified lumber from America to South East Asia and the Middle East.

In 2010 he started a floating fish farm in the sea off of Pulau Ubin, Singapore. His farm subsequently was the first in the world to obtain Naturland, BioSwiss, EU equivalent, and IFOAM organic certification for the production of tropical marine fin fish including red snapper and barramundi. In addition to organic farming; with Binca Seafoods, he opened new markets in South East Asia for organic and ASC certified pangasius, tilapia, prawns, and value added products.

Timothy is proficient in organic agriculture and aquaculture farming methods, certification standards, chain of custody in the supply chains, as well as branding, marketing, product differentiation and market access and placement. In addition to organic certification, he is well versed in other sustainable seafood standards such as Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council, Best Aquaculture Practices, Global GAP, GAP Fish (Singapore) and Friend of the Sea certification schemes.

Timothy is a member of a number of professional bodies, attends international trade events on a regular basis and is a founding committee member of the Fish Farmers Association of Singapore. He is well versed in Singapore food regulations, supply chains, and markets knowing many of the key government and industry players and has a passion for bringing sustainable products to the market place.

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