ABDA Appoints Dr. Tiong Chia Yeo, PhD, CEO of Sarawak Biodiversity Center as SVP for Malaysia

     Dr. Yeo is the CEO of Sarawak Biodiversity Center (SBC, sbc.org.my), a research agency in Malaysia with an aim to discover nature's treasure in the Borneo rain forests. Through bioprospecting for bioactive compounds in a sustainable way and identifying new species for development, SBC utilizes indigenous knowledge, learns from nature’s way to develop customizable natural products. SBC's work will enhance the value of rain forests and further conserve it for the benefit of mankind.

      In this capacity, Dr. Yeo will coordinate botanical drug research and development for local herbal manufactures and work with ABDA other experts to develop Malaysia's herbal products produced by methods unique to the region to the international spaces.