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“Sharpening Focus, Accelerating Sustainable Growth”

Olam launches 2019 Integrated Annual Report

“Sharpening Focus, Accelerating Sustainable Growth”

Olam launches 2019 Integrated Annual Report

Published 04-22-20

Issued by ofi


Global food and agri-business Olam International Limited has launched its 2019 Annual Report.

Report Highlights

April 22, 2020 - Global food and agri-business Olam International Limited has launched its 2019 Annual Report, which outlines how the company has:

  • Delivered strong financial performance, on-track for Year One of its refreshed six-year Strategic Plan
  • Re-organised into two new distinct operating groups that will further unlock value
  • Continued to live out its Purpose of Re-imagining Global Agriculture and Food Systems

The report includes:

  • Analysis from Group CEO and Co-founder Sunny Verghese
  • Q&A with A Shekhar, CEO of new operating group Olam Food Ingredients
  • Q&A with Dr Christopher Stewart, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, on Olam’s progress against its sustainability goals
  • External perspective from Oxfam International
  • A first case study for Olam’s Integrated Impact Statement
  • Detailed sections on non Financial Capitals, including Human, Social and Natural

Sunny Verghese, Olam’s Co-Founder and Group CEO, said: “We ended Year One of our Strategic Plan on a strong note having executed well, meeting or exceeding most goals and targets for 2019. Coupled with the re-organisation of Olam, this has put us in the best possible position to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in which our priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our staff while working with stakeholders to ensure supplies continue with as little interruption as possible. With Olam’s role at the centre of delivering food, feed and fibre to the world, living our Purpose of ‘Re-imagining Global Agriculture and Food Systems’ has never been more critical.”

A.Shekhar, Chief Executive Officer of Olam Food Ingredients (OFI), said: “The re-organisation of Olam, building on our Strategic Plan, enables us to unlock intrinsic value in our portfolio. At OFI, we continue to work closely with customers to provide the tailored solutions they need, both today in these extraordinary times and in the future. Our unique value offerings - traceable, sustainable supply chains via AtSource, reliable logistics and innovative applications and ingredient solutions - are even more fundamental in helping our customers grow their businesses in the post COVID-19 era.”

Key achievements in 2019 included:

Strong financial performance:

  • EBITDA up 25.6% to S$1.55 billion
  • PATMI up 62.2% to S$564.1 million
  • Operational PATMI up 43.7% to S$498.2 million
  • Positive Free Cash Flow to Equity of S$134.6 million
  • Gearing at 1.38 times, well under the 2.0 times target

Continuing to Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems, including:

Building on the Strategic Plan to unlock further intrinsic value; announced Re-organisation of Olam in January 2020 into two operating groups: Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) and Olam Global Agri (OGA), under one holding company Olam International (OIL)

To read the 2019 Annual Report:

To learn more about how Olam is joining the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic:

Media Contact:
Nikki Barber, Group Head of Public Relations



About ofi
olam food ingredients (ofi) is a new operating group born out of Olam International. ofi offers sustainable, natural, value-added food products and ingredients so that consumers can enjoy the healthy and indulgent products they love. It consists of the industry-leading businesses of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts, and spices. ofi has built a unique global value chain presence including its own farms, farm-gate origination, and manufacturing facilities. ofi partners with customers, leveraging its complementary and differentiated portfolio of ‘on-trend’ food products, to co-create solutions that anticipate and meet changing consumer preferences as demand increases for healthier food that’s traceable and sustainable. To subscribe to the ofi newsroom (when the website is live on October 21) please visit (privacy statement here). If you do not wish to receive information from ofi please contact Follow @ofi-group

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