People: Olam International Ltd (OLAM.SI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rangareddy Jayachandran

2006 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Sunny Verghese

54 Chief Executive Officer, Group Managing Director, Executive Director

Ranveer Chauhan

2012 Managing Director, Regional Head & Global Head Palm

Ashok Hegde

2012 Managing Director, Global Head - Rubber, Risk & IT

Ashok Krishen

2012 Managing Director, Global Head - Edible Nuts

Gerard Manley

2012 Managing Director, Global Head - Cocoa, Specialty Fats, Sugar & Sweeteners

Jagdish Parihar

2012 Managing Director, Global Head - Natural Fibres

Venkataramani Srivathsan

2012 Managing Director, Regional Head & Global Head - Fertiliser

Vivek Verma

Managing Director, Global Head - Coffee, Dairy Products & Commodity Financial Services

Shekhar Anantharaman

Executive Director

Loo Ping Yoo

2012 Company Secretary

Choo San Lim

67 2010 Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Narain Chanrai

64 1995 Non-Executive Director

Mark Daniell

2002 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sanjiv Misra

53 2013 Non-Executive and Independent Director

Jean-Paul Pinard

2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Tomlin

67 2004 Non-Executive Independent Director

Heng Tew Wong

2003 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rangareddy Jayachandran

Mr. Rangareddy Jayachandran is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Olam International Limited. He was Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of Olam from 2004 before being appointed as Chairman in 2006. He is one of the founding shareholders and a Director of the Redington Group of Companies and a Director of Kewalram Singapore Limited and Kewalram Chanrai Holdings. Jaya has been Singapore’s High Commissioner to the Republic of Mauritius since 2008. He has over 36 years’ experience in capital raising, strategic planning and business development. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Sunny Verghese

Mr. Sunny George Verghese is Chief Executive Officer, Group Managing Director and Executive Director of Olam International Limited. He is currently the Chairman of International Enterprise, Singapore and the Human Capital Leadership Institute, Singapore. He also sits on the Board of PureCircle Limited. He is a postgraduate in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. Sunny was awarded the Best Chief Executive for large cap companies in the Singapore Corporate Awards in 2011 and was named ‘Outstanding Chief Executive for 2006’ in the 2007 Singapore Business Awards (SBA). He was named Singapore’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008. Sunny was conferred The Public Service Medal by the Government of Singapore in 2010.

Ranveer Chauhan

Mr. Ranveer Singh Chauhan is Managing Director, Regional Head & Global Head Palm of Olam International Limited. He first joined the Group in April 1993. In October 1997, Ranveer left the Group to join Melagro Exports Ltd as their General Manager and Head of Exports before returning to the Group in November 1998 to be the Regional Controller of West Africa. He is presently the Managing Director for West Africa 1 and South East Africa and is responsible for the Group’s entire operations in 15 countries within the African regions. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1985 and a Master of Science degree in 1987 both from Kanpur University, India. Ranveer also obtained a postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India in 1989. In 2003, he completed the Advanced Management Program from Wharton University of Pennsylvania.

Ashok Hegde

Mr. Ashok Chandra Mohan Hegde is Managing Director and Global Head - Rubber, Risk & IT of Olam International Limited. He joined Olam Benin in 1994 as a Branch Coordinator in charge of procurement and sale of commodities. In 1996 Ashok started Olam's operation in Indonesia where he has held various positions including Country Head of Indonesia (from 1996 to 1998), Regional Controller of South East Asia (from 1998 to 2000). In 2000 he was transferred to Olam International in Singapore as the Managing Director of the Group's Wood Products Division and currently the Global Head-Risk Management & Information Systems. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics in 1988 from the University of Mysore, India and a Masters in Business Administration in 1991 from the University of Poona, India.

Ashok Krishen

Mr. Ashok Krishen is Managing Director and Global Head - Edible Nuts of Olam International Limited. He joined Olam Nigeria in 1992 as a Branch Coordinator. From 1994 to 1996, Ashok was the country head of Olam Ghana. He was appointed the Global Head for Rice and Sugar division from 1996 to 2002. Since 2002, he has been the Global Head of the Group’s Cashews and Spices division. From 2007, he also assumed additional responsibility for other Edible Nuts and Dehydrates division. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Physics) degree from the University of Kerala in India and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the Xavier Labour Relations Institute in India in 1986.

Gerard Manley

Mr. Gerard (Gerry) Anthony Manley is Managing Director and Global Head - Cocoa, Specialty Fats, Sugar & Sweeteners of Olam International Limited. He joined Olam International in 1998. Gerard is primarily responsible for the worldwide cocoa business of the Group. Prior to joining Olam, Gerard worked for ED & F Man Cocoa Ltd in London as a Director from 1990 to 1998. At ED & F Man Cocoa Ltd, he was also a Director of their operations in Malaysia, Poland and Nigeria. Gerard brings more than 20 years of cocoa trading experience. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography from the Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic in 1981 and obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the City University in London in 1988. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Cocoa Association of Asia.

Jagdish Parihar

Mr. Jagdish Achleshwar Prasad Parihar is Managing Director and Global Head - Natural Fibres of Olam International Limited. He joined the Kewalram Chanrai Group in 1986 and was transferred to Chanrai International Ltd in 1989 in the capacity of General Manager. Jagdish became the Managing Director of the Issuer’s Cotton division in 1996. He obtained a BSc. Degree from Gujarat University in India in 1974 and obtained a Masters degree in Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India in 1979. Jagdish is the co-author of a book on Agri-business and Commodity Risk and is involved in teaching Risk Management in the U.S. and the UK. He is also the Director of International Cotton Association U.K. and a qualified commodity arbitrator.

Venkataramani Srivathsan

Mr. Venkataramani Srivathsan is Managing Director and Regional Head & Global Head - Fertiliser of Olam International Limited. He joined Olam Nigeria in 1994. Srivathsan has held various positions in the Group including Financial Controller, Nigeria and Country Head, Ghana. He is currently responsible for the Group’s operations in Nigeria, Cameroon and Benin. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from St. Xavier’s college, Tamil Nadu in 1984 and qualified as a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1998.

Vivek Verma

Mr. Vivek Verma is Managing Director and Global Head - Coffee, Dairy Products & Commodity Financial Services of Olam International Limited. He joined Olam in India in 1992 as a Business Manager and started the Indian operations under Olam India. He was transferred to Olam International in Singapore in 1996, where he was appointed as the Vice President responsible for the Group’s coffee business. Vivek was subsequently promoted to Managing Director where in addition to the Coffee business, he developed and is currently responsible for the Dairy Products and the Commodity Financial Services businesses. He obtained a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India in 1985.

Shekhar Anantharaman

Mr. Shekhar Anantharaman is Executive Director of Olam International Limited. He was appointed to the Board in 1998. He is the Executive Director - Finance & Business Development with oversight responsibility for Corporate Finance & Accounts, Shared Services, Banking & Treasury, Audit & Corporate Affairs, Strategic Investments, Investor Relations and the Manufacturing and Technical Services functions. He has over 27 years of working experience, of which the last 21 years has been with Olam. Within Olam, Shekhar has held senior roles in Country Management and has also been the Global Product Head for many of its current businesses. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in Business Management, and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Loo Ping Yoo

Choo San Lim

Mr. Lim Choo San (Michael) is Lead Independent Non-Executive Director of Olam International Limited since May 13, 2010. Mr.Lam is Chairman of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore and Nomura Singapore Limited and a Director of Nomura Holdings Inc, Japan. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Michael was PriceWaterhouse Singapore’s Managing Partner from 1992 and the Executive Chairman of PriceWaterhouseCoopers Singapore, from 1999 until his retirement in 2003. He was appointed as Chairman of the Singapore Accountancy Commission in April 2013 and is a member of the Public Service Commission and Legal Service Commission. Michael was conferred the Meritorious Service Medal by the Government of Singapore in 2010.

Narain Chanrai

Mr. Narain Girdhar Chanrai is Non-Executive Director of Olam International Limited since July 4, 1995. He is the Managing Director of Kewalram Singapore Limited and has been the Group CEO of the Kewalram Chanrai Group since December 2004. A BSc Economics graduate from the University of London, he has worked in various operations of the Kewalram Group in Africa, the UK and Singapore and oversaw its global treasury and accounting functions before becoming Kewalram’s Group CEO in 2004.

Mark Daniell

Mr. Mark Haynes Daniell is Non-Executive Independent Director of Olam International Limited. He is Executive Chairman of Raffles Family Wealth Trust and The Cuscaden Group, a Non-Executive Chairman of Sacoven Plc, listed in the UK and a Vice Chairman of Aquarius Investment Advisors. He holds Directorships in several other companies. Mark has experience in investment banking, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and corporate organisation and is the author of a number of books on business strategy and investment. Mark holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, a BA and MA in jurisprudence from University College, Oxford, a BA from Amherst College in the USA, among other academic qualifications. He is a qualified Attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Sanjiv Misra

Mr. Sanjiv Misra is Non-Executive and Independent Director for Olam International Limited. He is Chairman of the Asia Pacific Advisory Board for Apollo Management. He is also President of Phoenix Advisers Pte Ltd. He spent eleven years at Citigroup, as Head of the Asia Pacific Corporate Bank (APCB) from June 2004 till May 2008. Prior to his appointment to this position, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Citigroups Global Corporate and Investment Banking Group (GCIB) in Singapore and Brunei and Citigroup Country Officer for Singapore. From 1999 to 2003, he was Head of Asia Pacific Investment Banking, based in Hong Kong. From January 1997 to March 1999, he served as Head of Equity Capital Markets for Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Salomon Brothers in January 1997, he spent over ten years in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs & Co, in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was a member of the Financial Institutions Group in New York from 1986 to 1992. From 1992 to 1994 he was Chief Operating Officer for the Investment Banking Division in Asia Pacific. From 1994 to 1996, he was responsible for establishing and heading that firms business presence in India. This included the establishment of Goldman Sachs joint ventures in India, the firms first such initiatives globally. Mr. Misra represented Goldman Sachs on the boards of directors of both joint venture entities. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University (SMU), the SMU Enterprise Board, the Board of Directors of the National University Health System (NUHS) and the Investment Committee of SMU. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Edelweiss Financial Services Limited, a BSE-listed company; Invenio Holdings Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the Company; OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte Ltd and OUE Hospitality Trust Management, where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was formerly also on the boards of Dart Energy Ltd (ASX listed) and Global Investments Limited (SGX listed).

Jean-Paul Pinard

Mr. Jean-Paul Pinard is Non-Executive Independent Director of Olam International Limited. Mr. Pinard spent 17 years with the International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC (IFC), becoming Director of the Agricultural Department, responsible for managing IFC’s U.S$1.5 billion portfolio of loan and equity investments in agribusiness and food industries. Mr. Pinard is currently a board member of several companies. Mr. Pinard holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of California and a Diplome d’Ingenieur from the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.

Robert Tomlin

Mr. Robert (Robin) Michael Tomlin is Non-Executive Independent Director of Olam International Limited since September 2004. Mr. Tomlin is on the board of trustees of Singapore Management University and a member of the Catalist Advisory Panel of the Singapore Exchange. Mr. Tomlin retired from UBS Investment Bank in August 2009, having served as Vice- Chairman, Asia and subsequently, Senior Advisor. Prior to this he spent 30 years with the Schroder Group, 12 of which were as CEO, SE. Asia. He currently chairs the Design Singapore Council and the Singapore Repertory Theatre. Mr. Tomlin also sits on the Board of Invenio Holdings Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary and the Commodity Financial Services arm of the Company and holds directorships in local and overseas companies. Mr. Tomlin holds a BA in Modern Languages from Downing College, Cambridge and is a Business Management Graduate from Harvard Business School.

Heng Tew Wong

Mr. Wong Heng Tew is Non-Executive Independent Director of Olam International Limited since October 10, 2003. He was Managing Director, Investments at Temasek Holdings from 2002 to 2008 and was concurrently their Chief Representative in Vietnam from 2005 to 2008. Following his retirement in 2008, Mr. Wong is now Advisory Director for Temasek Holdings. His experience lies in investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring of companies, divestments and corporate stewardship. In 1998, he was appointed to the Pro Tem Committee for the formation of the Singapore Exchange. Mr. Wong holds directorships in local and overseas companies. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Singapore and has completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.
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