Mr.Jom Jacob has been in the rubber industry for more than 30 years as an analyst. He possesses extensive experience in analysing rubber market dynamics and forecasting industry trends. Jacob closely monitors rubber development policies and programmes of natural rubber producing countries. Maintains a wide network among industry players and professionals in commodity markets, investment banks and hedge funds across countries.Currently based in Kuala Lumpur,as Senior Economist at the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), an intergovernmental organization of the countries producing natural rubber. Prior to that, he was with the Rubber Board of India at various capacities. Jacob holds a Masters in Statistics from the Kerala University in India and M. Phil. in Applied Economics from JNU, New Delhi. He has to his credit about 100 published papers and analytical articles on rubber industry.