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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lim Ah Doo

67 2017 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Neelamani Muthukumar

44 2016 President, Group Chief Financial Officer

Sunny Verghese

56 Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Executive Director

Ranveer Chauhan

2012 Managing Director, Regional Head & Global Head Palm

Greg Estep

2010 Managing Director and CEO Spices and Vegetable Ingredients

Ashok Hegde

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

Joe Kenny

2012 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Sugar and Dairy

Ashok Krishen

2012 Managing Director, Global Head - Edible Nuts

Gerard Manley

2012 Managing Director and chief Executive officer Cocoa

Venkataramani Srivathsan

2012 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Africa and Middle East

KC Suresh

1994 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Grains

Vivek Verma

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

Shekhar Anantharaman

52 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Jagdish Parihar

2015 Managing Director and Chief Risk and Compliance Managing Director and Chief Risk and Compliance Oacer

Kuan Loong Lai

2016 Company Secretary

Katsuhiro Ito

2015 Non-Executive Director

Yutaka Kyoya

54 2015 Non-Executive Director

Yaag Ngee Eng

47 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nihal Vijaya Devadas Kaviratne

72 2014 Non-Executive and Independent Director

Sanjiv Misra

56 2013 Non-Executive and Independent Director

Jean-Paul Pinard

65 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Marie Teo

49 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Chee Keong Yap

56 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lim Ah Doo

Mr. Lim Ah Doo is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as President & Vice Chairman, RGM International Pte Ltd (October 2003 ­ November 2008), Acting President and Deputy Chairman, AAA Oils and Fats Pte Ltd (June 2007 ­ November 2008) Morgan Grenfell (Asia) Limited (1977 to 1995) ­ several key appointments Chairman, Morgan Grenfell (Asia) Limited (1993 to 1995)

Neelamani Muthukumar

Mr. Neelamani Muthukumar is President, Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company. His Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years include : Year 2008 to 31 January 2016 - President & Global Head Corporate Finance - Olam Group of Companies; Year 2006 to Year 2008 - Head Group IT and Shared Services - Olam Group of Companies.

Sunny Verghese

Mr. Sunny George Verghese is Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Executive Director of Olam International Limited. He was appointed to the Board in 1996. He had been with the Kewalram Chanrai Group (K.C. Group) for"nearly three decades and in 1989 was mandated to start the Company with a view to"building an agricultural products business. Before joining the K.C. Group, he worked for Unilever in India. Sunny is currently the Chairman of the Human Capital Leadership Institute. He holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Sunny has won several awards including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Singapore in 2008 and Best CEO of the Year 2011 at the Singapore Corporate Awards. He was also awarded the Public Service Medal by the Government of the Republic of Singapore in 2010. Sunny is a member of the Board Risk, and"Capital and Investment Committees.

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.

Greg Estep

Mr. Greg Estep is Managing Director and CEO Spices and Vegetable Ingredients of the company. Greg joined Olam in July 2010. He has 15"years’ experience in food ingredients and 14"years’ in commodity trading. He is on the Executive Committee of the California League of Food Processors and serves on the Foundation Board of Trustees at the University of California, Merced. He holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

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.

Joe Kenny

Mr. Joe Kenny is Joe joined Olam’s management team in"2012 with 23 years' cross-commodity experience. From 1993 he worked with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) where he held various leadership roles in their Grain, Oilseeds and Cocoa divisions. In 2007, after 14 years with ADM, Joe joined Nidera International as the Managing Director for their European Grain and Oilseed divisions. By 2009 he was appointed Executive Vice-President and member of Nidera’s Executive Committee, with responsibility for the Group’s commodity trading in Europe, Asia and Africa.

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 chief Executive officer Cocoa 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.

Venkataramani Srivathsan

Mr. Venkataramani Srivathsan is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Africa and Middle East 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.

KC Suresh

Mr. KC Suresh is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Grains of the company. K.C. joined Olam in 1994 and established the Company's East African operations. He started Olam’s Grains platform in 2008 and is now the Managing Director and CEO of the Grains business. He is an Engineer from IIT-BHU, India and also holds an MBA (Honours) from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

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 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of Olam International Limited. Shekhar is currently the Executive Director and Group COO, jointly overseeing all aspects of the Company’s global business with the Group CEO. Shekhar joined Olam in 1992. Prior to his current role, he was the Executive Director – Finance and Business Development for the Group. In this role, he led the Company’s overall Strategy and Business Development activities along with responsibility for various functions including the Group’s Finance and Accounts, Treasury and IR, IT and Shared Services, Legal and Corporate Secretarial and Manufacturing and Technical"Services. Shekhar has incubated and managed various global businesses for the Group including Edible Nuts, Spices and Vegetable Ingredients and the Packaged Foods. As the Global Head of these businesses, Shekhar has been directly involved in identifying and leading many of the Company’s organic and inorganic growth initiatives. He has also played a variety of Country Management and Regional roles across Africa, Asia, Russia, South and North America. He holds a graduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in"Business Management. Shekhar has completed the Advanced Management Programme from the Harvard Business"School. Shekhar is a member of the Board’s Capital and Investment Committee, and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee.

Jagdish Parihar

Mr. Jagdish Achleshwar Prasad Parihar is Managing Director and Chief Risk and Compliance Managing Director and Chief Risk and Compliance Oacer of our company. He was 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.

Kuan Loong Lai

Katsuhiro Ito

Mr. Katsuhiro Ito is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Katsuhiro Ito is a Senior Vice-President of Mitsubishi Corporation. He has been with the Mitsubishi Group since 1982 and has held senior positions within Mitsubishi in New York, and other central functional roles in Tokyo. Before his current appointment, Ito san was the Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Mitsubishi Corporation Americas from 2012 to 2014. He holds a degree in Economics from the Yokohama National University and has attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme in Boston in 2011. Ito san is a member of the Audit and Compliance, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, and Governance and Nomination Committees.

Yutaka Kyoya

Mr. Yutaka Kyoya is an Non-Executive Director of the Company. Yutaka Kyoya is an Executive Vice President and Group CEO of Living Essentials Group of Mitsubishi Corporation. He joined Mitsubishi Corporation in 1984 and has since been engaged in the food business. Kyoya san has"held various roles in Mitsubishi Corporation, in Tokyo as well as in its overseas offices, including the USA, Malaysia and Singapore. Prior to his current position, Kyoya san was the Deputy General Manager of Living Essentials Group CEO's Office in 2011 before he was promoted to General Manager of the Global Consumer Business Development Unit in 2012. He holds a degree in Commerce from Waseda University, Tokyo. Kyoya san is a member of the Company’s Board Risk, Capital and Investment, and Human Resource and Compensation Committees.

Yaag Ngee Eng

Ms. Rachel Eng Yaag Ngee serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She serves as Deputy Chairman, WongPartnership LLP Director, 89 Holdings Pte. Ltd. Director, WOPA Services Pte. Ltd. Director, WongPartnership Myanmar Limited Director, Starhub Ltd Director, SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd. Director, Certis CISCO Security Pte. Ltd. Director, Singapore Accountancy Commission Director, Public Utilities Board Member, Committee on the Future Economy Member, Singapore Institute of Technology, Board of Trustees Member, Singapore Business Federation Council Member, ABF Singapore Bond Index Fund, Supervisory Committee Member, Institute of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Financial Advisory Services Exam Board Member, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (Singapore Chapter) Board Member, Raffles Girls School (Secondary), Board of Governors. She served at WongPartnership LLP Deputy Chairman (March 2016 to Current) Joint Managing Partner (April 2013 to February 2016) Managing Partner (September 2010 to March 2013) Partner (January 1997 to August 2010).

Nihal Vijaya Devadas Kaviratne

Mr. Nihal Vijaya Devadas Kaviratne CBE, has been appointed as Non-Executive and Independent Director of Olam International Limited., with effect from 1 October 2014. He is a Non-Executive and Independent Director and was appointed to"the Board in 2014. His career with the"Unilever Group spanned 40 years during"which he held various senior level"management positions in sales, marketing,"brand and strategic planning and"development, and as Chairman/CEO across Asia, Europe and Latin America. He"retired from Unilever in 2005. Nihal currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd, and as"Chairman of Akzo Nobel India Limited (formerly ICI). He is an Independent, Non-Executive Director of several Temasek-linked companies including StarHub Limited, SATS Limited, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, DBS Group Holdings Limited and DBS Bank Limited. He is President Commissioner of PT TVS Motor Company Indonesia, a Member of the Private Sector Portfolio Advisory Committee in India for the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), and serves on the Advisory Board of"Bain and Company for South East Asia/Indonesia.

Sanjiv Misra

Mr. Sanjiv Misra is Non-Executive and Independent Director for Olam International Limited. He is a Non-Executive and Independent Director and was appointed to"the Board in 2013. He is currently the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Advisory Board for Apollo Management, the global private equity and alternative asset management firm, and a Director of Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd, a company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. He is also President of Phoenix Advisers Pte Ltd, a boutique advisory and principal investing firm. Sanjiv is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Management University, the Board of Directors of the National University Health System and the Board of Directors of OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd. His career has featured several senior positions including Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup’s Global Corporate and Investment Banking Group in Singapore and Brunei and Country Officer in Singapore, and Head of the Asia Pacific Corporate Bank, in a career spanning 11"years with Citigroup. His career prior to"Citigroup included stints with Salomon Brothers and Goldman Sachs & Co. Sanjiv is the Chairman of the Capital and Investment Committee, and is a member of the Board Risk, and Human Resource and Compensation Committees.

Jean-Paul Pinard

Mr. Jean-Paul Pinard is Non-Executive Independent Director of Olam International Limited. He spent 17 years with the International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC (IFC), becoming the Director of the Agricultural Department, responsible for managing IFC’s US$1.5 billion portfolio of loan and equity investments in agri-business and food industries. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the École Polytechnique, Paris. Jean-Paul is the Chairman of the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee, and is a member of the Capital and Investment, and Human Resource and Compensation Committees.

Marie Teo

Ms. Marie Elaine Teo is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., with effect from 1 December 2015. Marie Elaine Teo is currently a Senior Advisor and Partner at the Holdingham Group Ltd. Elaine has over 20 years of investment experience, primarily with the Capital Group companies where she focused on Asian banks and global emerging markets, both as an analyst and an investment manager. She was formerly the Chairman of Capital International Research Group and Managing Director of Capital International Inc., Asia. Elaine holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in"Experimental Psychology from Oxford University. Elaine is a member of the Board Risk, Capital and Investment, and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committees.

Chee Keong Yap

Mr. Yap Chee Keong CPA is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., with effect from 1 December 2015. He is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of City Net Infrastructure Management Pte. Ltd. (the trustee manager of Net Link Trust) and the Lead Independent Director of Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd. Concurrently, he is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Citibank Singapore Limited, InterOil Corporation and Certis Cisco Security Pte Ltd,"as well as a Non-Executive Director of Straits Trading and ARA Asset Management Limited. Previously an Executive Director of Straits Trading Limited and the CFO of the Singapore Power Group, Chee Keong also serves as a Board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and as a member of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Certified Public Accountants Australia. Chee Keong is a member of the Audit and Compliance, Board Risk, and Governance and Nomination Committees.