ASIA IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MANAGING IN CRISIS, PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Somnath Ray

Principal, AFRY Management Consulting, Indonesia

Biography: Somnath Ray, based in Jakarta, is a Principal at AFRY Management Consulting, leading
advisor of choice to the world’s Forest, Pulp, Paper & Paperboard, Tissue industry and Energy sector.

Somnath is very passionate about bringing strategic insight and solutions to Forestry, Fiber, Paper &
Paperboard, and Tissue segment, as well as very interested in fiber recycling, bio-products, waste to energy and bio-energy towards creating a sustainable circular economy. He has over 12 years of experience on different strategic development projects, focusing on strategy formulation, industry and market analysis, due diligence, development and transformation and brand management. Before joining AFRY (Pöyry), he has worked on strategic projects as Corporate planning Manager at Double A (1991) Public Ltd. Co., Thailand.

Somnath holds Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from VTU, India, and Master of Business Administration (Specialization in Management of Technology) from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He is also a PhD candidate focusing on “Co-engaging production” as extension of circular economy, at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.