Surin has more than 18 years’ experience in natural resource management and biodiversity conservation, with a particular interest in protected area planning and management, forest landscape management and plant conservation. He has been involved in initiatives related to HCV development and palm oil certification. Apart from English, Surin is proficient in Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia. He has an MSc in Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants from the University of Edinburgh and is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas.

General Info

  • Type of license: Provisional License
  • License number: ALS17005SS
  • Full license date of issue:
  • Provisional license date of issue: June 30, 2017
  • Languages:
    • English
    • Bahasa Indonesia


  • Mapping geographic data:
    • None
  • Land resource use:
    • Land use planning
    • Forest management
    • Habitat management/restoration
    • Protected areas
  • Physical & Life sciences:
    • Botany
    • Forest ecology
    • Forestry
    • Biodiversity conservation
    • Ecosystem services


  • Social science experience:
    • Stakeholder consultation processes
  • Certification schemes standards:
    • RSPO
  • Countries of experience:
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Philippines
    • Thailand
  • Commodities:
    • Timber and wood-based products
    • Non-timber forest products
    • Oil palm
    • Rubber
    • Sugar