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Jagdish Parihar Managing Director & Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Olam International Limited


Jagdish was involved in the start-up of Olam in 1989 in UK. He is now based in Singapore and has been intrinsic to the creation of many commodity businesses in Olam’s portfolio and has been involved in overseeing the Indian sub-continent and South East Asian regions.

During his tenure as Managing Director Natural Fibres, he spearheaded the acquisition of Queensland Cotton in Australia which has consolidated Olam’s leadership position in the cotton business.

Recently Jagdish has taken over a new critical role in Olam as Managing Director and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer. He is also a member of the Olam Executive Committee and Chairman of the Olam Executive Risk Committee.He is an ex-Director of the International Cotton Association, UK. 

Jagdish is actively involved in various international forums in a variety of subjects in the commodity industry such as Risk Management, Mergers and Acquisitions and Customer Loyalty etc. He has also co-authored a book on Agribusiness and Commodity Risk.

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