Governance, Financial Support & Membership

Governance, Financial Support & Membership


ILSI SEA Region is governed by a Board of Directors, which comprises an equal number of invited individuals from the public sector (Scientific Directors) and ILSI SEA Region member representatives (Member Directors), to ensure a balance of scientific perspectives.

A Scientific Advisory Committee and a Panel of Scientific Advisors provide the latest scientific knowledge and expertise, as well as general oversight and guidance for our scientific programs.

A list of our scientific advisors is available online: Scientific Advisors

ILSI SEA Region’s Scientific Directors and Scientific Advisors are experts in their fields of research, and hold leading positions in renowned universities, research organizations and other well-recognized institutions in the region. They are also selected from a diversity of disciplines, including nutrition, clinical research, food safety, food technology, biotechnology and toxicology.




ILSI SEA Region is an active and dynamic branch of ILSI operating within key regions in the Asia Pacific. Our programs and activities span across 10 Southeast Asian countries, Australia and New Zealand. Since our establishment in 1993, ILSI SEA Region has been an important partner in supporting collaborations and advancements in science for the improvement of public health in these regions.

Our activities are funded and supported by our industry members, governments, foundations and institutions.

Value of Membership

Members of ILSI SEA Region benefit from:

The latest knowledge in cutting-edge science and research, and updates in regulatory policies and guidelines from around the region
These information are shared through our conferences and symposia, invitation-only workshops and round-tables, as well as publications and reports.

An international network of world-renown experts, researchers and key opinion leaders who contribute actively to our programs, including the identification of new and emerging issues in public health
Scientific Directors, Advisors and experts we engage with are from a diversity of disciplines, including nutrition, clinical research, food safety, risk assessment, biotechnology, and consumer behavior.

Our tri-partite approach to addressing public health concerns through science, and a balance of perspectives from academia, government and industry
ILSI SEA Region is a neutral and credible scientific organization recognized for its integrity, and the high quality of science it generates through collaboration and public-private partnerships.

Our unique, regional structure allows ILSI SEA Region to pursue scientific programs and research across Southeast Asia and Australasia
Our presence and networks in key countries in this large geographical region allow us to undertake local as well as
multi-country activities, thereby optimizing our value and impact.

Our Members

Abbott Nutrition R&D (Abbott Manufacturing Singapore Pte Ltd)

Ajinomoto Co, Inc. (ASEAN Headquarters)

Bayer (South East Asia) Pte Ltd (Crop Science Division)

Beneo Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Suedzucker AG)

Fonterra Brands (M) Sdn Bhd

Givaudan Singapore Pte Ltd

GSK Consumer Healthcare Pte Ltd

Herbalife International Singapore Pte Ltd

International Flavors & Fragrances (Greater Asia) Pte Ltd

Mondelez Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Mondelez International AMEA Pte Ltd)

Nutrition Strategies International Pte Ltd

PT Nutrifood Indonesia

Suntory Beverage & Food Company Japan

U.S. Dairy Export Council

Unilever South East Asia and Australasia (Unilever Thai Trading Limited)

Yakult Singapore Pte Ltd

Code of Ethics

Integrity, Independence and Transparency
Integrity, independence and transparency are principles that guide ILSI Southeast Asia Region’s scientific programs. By maintaining our neutrality and independence, we have worked closely and effectively with our key stakeholder groups from academia, industry, international organizations and governments.

A copy of ILSI's Code of Ethics is available for download (PDF): Code of Ethics